Where Art and Engineering Meet ...
Web engineering excellence for graphic designers
how I work
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About Me - Pricing
I help initially by providing a project estimate - usually within 24 hours.
Many projects start out in just a discussion phase and I will help with questions to gather the neccessary information to prepare a project bid. I do this to help and I never charge for it.
Nearly everything that you see on the internet today is quite easy to do.
I work with you to create the full list of details required ...
So that you know in advance how long it will take and how much it will cost.
After completing nearly 500 projects with graphic designers like yourself ...
I know how to make sure that the right things are included to fit within your budget.
But even before all of the functionality is determined I am happy to let you know my thoughts on what I think the final cost is likely to be.
I make estimates every day and I am happy to help you with yours in any way.
To start - just let me know what you know about a project ...
And I will create an estimate for you and help you move the project through the next few steps.
What you can expect
My pricing includes the development, construction, integration, completion, testing, installation and delivery of the phone app or website. Basically it includes everything except the graphic art - which you send me along with any page templates that I am to follow.
If by chance the project will be a simple phone app (and you will see below that simple in some cases is really not so simple after all) then here are a few questions to ask your client as you discuss the project with them in the early phases.
How many pages are there going to be and what will they do ?
Will the owner need to be able to edit these pages - and in what way ?
What gestures will be supported (gestures are all of the special touch-screen effects such as scrolling and pinching and clicking) ?
Will the phone app need to be supported on both Android and Iphones (this nearly doubles the project time) ?
If owner editability is required - is it acceptable that the editability is via a website application ?
If by chance the project will be a simple product website (and you will see below that simple in some cases is really not so simple after all) then here are a few questions to ask your client as you discuss the project with them in the early phases.
Are there categories (and subcategories) for the products ?
Will the owner need to be able to edit these categories and subcategories ?
Will the categories or subcategories require images as well ?
Will the home page nav bar need to change as new categories are added ?
Do the products come in sizes, colours, models, styles ?
Does the owner need to be able to edit these lists as well ?
Does the owner need to be able to indicate which combinations are available and in stock ?
Are the sizes, colours, models, styles consistent across all products (for example if the website will sell clothing - different size lists are used for jeans and shoes, or for rings and bracelets) ?
Are there products that the owner would like to mark as "Special" or "New" and have them automatically appear on the home page ?
Will the owner be using the site to manage their inventory levels so that products are not displayed when the last is sold online ?
Does an email to the owner detailing the purchase suffice or does the owner wish to see which items have been shipped and which have not, all items sold in January etc. ?
Are there special sales promotions that the owner would like to be able to configure (free shipping over certain levels, 3-for-2 offers, etc. )
How are shipping costs to be calculated?
Are there recommended "associated" products that the site shows when someone adds an item to their list to purchase ?
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