This area will be undergoing sporadic reconstruction
as we refine our pricing policies. For the time being,
all projects will be handled on a per-case basis. Please
contact a sales representative at firstname.lastname@example.org to
discuss your specific case, and we will work with you to create
a reasonable quote for services.
Our normal rates for services are as follows:
(Note: These prices are subject
to change. The
current price of your desired services will be honored at the
time you sign up with us)
At Delphinus Web Design, we used a scaled "per page" pricing system, as opposed to an hourly rate. Because things in this world rarely (if ever) go according to plan, it's impossible to accurately predict how long a project will take. We think you should pay for the amount of work done, not the time it takes the designer to complete it, nor do we gaze into a crystal ball to divine how long we think it will take. You won't get hit with a surprise bill when things take a little longer than planned. You decide on how many pages you need and what special features you want, a little addition is done, and you have your estimate.
Delphinus Web Design may charge by the hour in certain circumstances. We may charge hourly for additional work beyond the scope of the signed agreement, such as adding pages, content updates, and so on. Even then,
you will be given an estimate for the additions before we do the
work. We will perform the extra work only after you have given us
written approval. We also charge hourly for consultation services, when the client does not wish to have us perform any design work. Consultation is included for free as part of any design project.
What do you charge?
The following pricing chart covers all the
associated costs of developing a web site from start to finish.
This includes (but is not limited to) design of the template, all coding work (including keywords for search engines), photo manipulation and optimization, page population, link testing, and browser compatibility testing.
|Number of Web Pages
||Per Page Price
|1st Page (Home Page)
|Pages 2 - 9
|Pages 10 - 19
Pricing Example: Total price for developing a 15-page
informational Web site:
||Price Per Page
|1st (Home) Page
||1 at $399
||8 at $149
||6 at $125
Why does the 1st (Home) page cost so much more?
The Home Page is a template around which the rest of the site is based. Designing the Home Page involves creation of the concept, color scheme, font selection, text styles, keywords, and other essential aspects of the design process. The home page is, in short, where the majority of the work takes place.
By the same token, the Home Page is the one page that is fine-tuned and revised the most. The Home Page is not considered finished until you approve the design and layout, because all subsequent pages are based on that template. Changing something halfway through the design process requires altering every page of the site, whereas any changes to the initial template can be replicated as new pages are built. It is therefore critical that the Home Page meets your approval before work on the rest of the site can begin, and most of our attention is focused on making that happen. The higher price of the Home Page reflects this extra work.
Normal web design features such as interactive forms and basic image retouching are included in the above prices. Other services which go outside the normal scope of a basic website are detailed below:
Please note that we no longer provide Flash-based design.
|$200.00 setup fee plus $2 per SKU
(Scalable for web or print)
|Forum - PHPBB
|Blog - BBLOG
PHP Application Development
|Project Dependent-Please contact us!
|One-time fee of $299.00 per composite
(includes 2 rounds of changes for
final draft, NO HTML coding)
||$5.00 + Registrar Costs
|Automated Search Engine Submission
||$15.00 + submission costs (if any)
|Manual Search Engine Submission
||$20.00 per Search Engine
(Many search engines also offer Sponsored
or Deluxe listings, which increase the visibility of your
site on the search engine. If
you would like us to list your site as a Sponsored link,
we will pass on the Search Engines' costs for these services.)