Web Page Development Extras Descriptions

Note: Prices are maintenance prices for updating websites after completion. New websites are generally priced based on package deals. The prices shown here are indicative of costs associated for the work, and therefore are guides for what maintenance prices can be. Other bits of handy information can be found on this page.

Page Layout and Design - The actual work of deciding how a particular page will look (not the same as implementing the page into the overall design).  $20-$200, depending on complexity.  Generally speaking, additional (simple) pages when ordered with the original design are $50-200 each, depending on amount of content.  Complex page designs could go much higher ($400-$800).  After the website has been in operation, new page designs and layout start at $200 at the minimum, but can go up quite a bit depending on the complexity of the layout (time intensive).  You will always save on page designs and layout when those pages are planned for at the original design of the overall website.

An addition expense is incurred to get that page integrated into the existing website:

If the page is a replacement design and layout for an existing page, it depends on whether the page's purpose remains the same or changes.  If the purpose changes, then links to the old page will need to be re-labeled.  Those changes may affect only a few pages, or it could affect all pages.  The Site Map page will need to be changed.  Also, footer links may need to be re-labeled (depending on whether the old labeled link has already been included, or whether the new page needs to be added).  Also, if the page purpose changes, any pages that will need to link to that page will need to be modified.  All those changes are time oriented, then testing needs to be performed for the new design.  Basically, the costs are dependent upon the time necessary to design, layout, and implement the new page design.  The costs shown here are generic; the actual costs are more dependent upon other things, such as costs incurred in image manipulation, text processing, type of programming used in implementation, etc.  You can see specific examples of these costs below.  There are many other "Extras" that can be added to a page that can affect the price.  There are many examples of these below as well.  Again, it is always better to plan for a good overall design at the initial design of a website.
Adding Photos - The actual work of starting with a photo image, either print or digital, then doing all the work necessary to get the image ready for the website, then implementing the photo into a webpage (see graphics work below for specific pricing).  $100-$?, depending on complexity.  Generally speaking, adding a photo when ordered with the original design are $40-300 each, depending on amount of work necessary to get the image web ready.  Complex graphics manipulation could go much higher ($400-$1,000).  After the website has been in operation, new photos start at $120 at the minimum, but can go up quite a bit depending on the complexity of the graphics work necessary, and how it is implemented into an existing page layout (time intensive).  You will always save on page designs and layout (including where photos are placed) when those pages are planned for at the original design of the overall website.

Graphics manipulation:

The work involved could include scanning if starting from a print.  Once the image is in digital form, the image may need color corrections, brightness, contrast, saturation, color levels, restoration, watermarking, labeling, text overlays added, cropping, resizing, creating multiple sizes, and several other graphics image specific manipulations.

In addition to graphics manipulation, an addition expense is incurred to get the photo integrated into the existing page:

If the photo is a replacement design and layout for an existing photo, it depends on whether the image is of the same item or a similar item.  A different item might need to be re-labeled.  If the photo is used as a link (most are) then the link may need to change.  The photo's purpose may also change.  If the purpose changes, then links to the old page will need to be re-labeled.  Those changes may affect only a few pages, or it could affect all pages.  The Site Map page will need to be changed.  Also, footer links may need to be re-labeled (depending on whether the old labeled link has already been included, or whether the new page needs to be added).  Also, if the page purpose changes, any pages that will need to link to that page will need to be modified.  All those changes are time oriented, then testing needs to be performed for the new design.  Basically, the costs are dependent upon the time necessary to design, layout, and implement the new page design.  The costs shown here are generic; the actual costs are more dependent upon other things, such as costs incurred in image manipulation, text processing, type of programming used in implementation, etc.  You can see specific examples of these costs below.  There are many other "Extras" that can be added to a page that can affect the price.  There are many examples of these below as well.  Again, it is always better to plan for a good overall design at the initial design of a website.
HTML Programming - This is the basic method of creating your website.

Timed rate - $60/hr
ASP Programming - Some things should be programmed in ASP.

Timed rate - $80/hr
PHP Programming - Some things should be programmed in PHP.

Timed rate - $80/hr
Perl Programming - Some things should be programmed in PERL.

Timed rate - $80/hr
CGI Programming - Login scripts needs, form data collection, etc.

Varies, contact to discuss specifics
JavaScript - Adds new capabilities, several fancy additions to web pages.  We have other examples of JavaScript such as the status bar messages.  JavaScript also allows for easy manipulation of image displays such as blending, switching, etc.

Timed rate - $80/hr
DHTML Scripts - $30/page  Samples
Status Bar Messages - $10/page in status area (bottom)  Samples
Animated Logos - Any type of animated graphics that attracts attention, and is used for advertising.  Samples

Timed rate - $90/hr
Animated Banners - Any type of animated graphics that attracts attention, and is used for advertising.  Samples

Timed rate - $90/hr

- Menu List.  The list can be a simple list or drop-down list.

$2/link with a $40 min (up to 20 links)
Translation - Each page can be translated to one of 5 languages (Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese).  This allows you to attract customers that normally would not bother.

$40/page for each: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
Create Excel Spreadsheets - If you need interactive data, you can use an Excel Spreadsheet to allow users to alter data, and see instant results.

$20 from provided data, timed rate if we enter data ($120/hr)
Create PDF file - (Portable Document Format) This allows you to preserve typeface appearance and layout that will be displayed the same regardless of the user's typefaces available.*  The typefaces used must have the ability to be embedded (most Windows supplied and Adobe supplied typefaces allow embedding).  The files are read by Acrobat Reader, and can be printed on the end user's printer.  When the PDF file is a link as part of a web page, Adobe Acrobat starts up automatically when the link is clicked on.  Adobe Acrobat is available as a free download from Adobe.  Most users have the Reader already installed.  It is supplied with most browser installs.

$20 from provided data, timed rate if we enter data ($120/hr)

Get Acrobat Reader

Headings - A graphic or display text at the beginning of the page.

Timed rate - $90/hr
Create Original Art - You tell us - Timed rate - $90/hr
Backgrounds - The image or color that shows behind the text and graphics displayed on the page.  The possibilities are endless.  Depending on the page content, you may wish to not have a background.  There is an enormous range of colors as solid colors to start out with.  Beyond that, with graphics, there is no limit.


Timed rate - $90/hr
Clean furnished art/photography - Prep work for Internet publishing or entire photo restoration

Timed rate - $90/hr
Copyright images - Embed copyright in image

Piece rate - $10/image
Scan Images - Digital scans.  Starting from a regular photograph or image, we can convert to the format that can be used.

$8/page
Original Typeface Designs - If you need a truly unique appearance, we can create a typeface that is used only on your site.  You should consider making it available for download so users can take advantage of it.  You can also use the typeface to create text as graphics so that users can see the same typeface without downloading the typeface file.

Timed rate - $90/hr
Decorative/Original Buttons - Your own series of buttons that match your website's look and feel.

Timed rate - $90/hr
Decorative/Original Icons - Your own series of icons that match your website's look and feel.  These icons are used when someone adds your website as a favorite (or bookmarks your site).

Timed rate - $90/hr  Click here for nothing in particular.
Pages with Frames - Add $20/page/frame
Cascading Style Sheets - CSS is used for specifying how pages are formatted, text size, color, etc.  A global change in the CSS can affect the entire page or even multiple pages without making any changes to the text itself.  CSS allows for several additional capabilities.  For instance, it allows links to change color when the mouse is moved over it.  For example, our website links change from blue to red.  Also, the scrollbars's color can be specified.  We can match any colors on your website.  Our pages are the samples.  You might also want to see a detailed view of the scroll bar color choices.

Add $20/page/frame
Page Counter - Allows you to count the number of visitors to your website.  Most websites display the number as a badge of honor since they have sufficient traffic to brag about.  Small sites starting out might embarrass themselves.  Most larger sites don't bother. 

Several resource sites offer a free counter, and collect statistics in exchange for getting to share the statistics.  They will then start sending you and all of your visitors junk mail, both postal service type and e-mail.

Your pages could be so popular that this is how your counter might look: As fast as it gets!

Add $60/counter
Scrolling Marquee - $5/page in body of text.  Movement can be right to left, left to right, or back and forth.
Marqee text
Originally implemented in Internet Explorer only; now adopted by all major browsers.
(Works in: Microsoft Windows: Internet ExplorerAvant (Internet Explorer engine based)Deepnet Explorer (Internet Explorer engine based)Maxthon (Internet Explorer engine based)Slim Browser (Internet Explorer engine based)NetscapeMozillaFirefoxK-MeleonFlock)
Button Clock - A real time clock as something extra.  The clock time is also updated on the status bar of the page.  If you click on the clock, it will display the number of milliseconds since January 1st, 1970, and tell you how long you have been on this page. The clock and text can be any color.

Form Clock - A real time clock.

Current Time:
Streaming Media - $25/month for 5 streams (Allowed 50Mb of storage per 5 streams)
POP3 e-mail account - $5/month for 5 accounts
Additional disk space (web space or e-mail) - $5/month per 25Mb storage
Data Transfer - $0.02/month per 1Mb.
SSL Certificate - $175 first year*, $150 for annual renewal.
Data Recovery Protection - $5.95/month, $5.95 setup.
Move website (FTP site move) - $120 for first 100Mb, $80 additional 100Mb/
FTP Account - $1.95/month
FTP File Transfer - Transfer your data files, web pages, etc., to the hosting server.

Timed rate - $30/hr
SQL Storage - $10.95/month for 10Mb storage / $30 setup
Database (only on full hosted plans) - $10.95/month for 25Mb storage / $30 setup
MS Access Database Applications - Use MS Access for an entire database solution.  You should expect to host your own website to use this capability or have a host that can support the database.

Timed rate - $120/hr
Subdomain (i.e., http://yoursub.yourdomain.com points to http://www.gcsrss.com/www/yourdomain/yoursub or to http://www.yourdomain.com/yoursub) - $5.95/year / $10.95 setup (this service does not include e-mail addresses or any other plan features specific to the parent website)
Sub sites (i.e., http://www.yourdomain.com points to http://www.gcsrss.com/www/yourdomain) - $5.95/year / $10.95 setup (this service does not include e-mail addresses or any other plan features specific to the parent website)
Domain Name Services - Registrations, Name Servers, etc.
Web Maintenance Fees - Hourly and Maintenance Contracts
Authentication Services - A thwart again criminals.
Browser Compatibility Check services. - Periodic checks of your website's "appearance" to ensure that it works well regardless of browser and computer combination.

Cost varies depending on size of website.  I use a service company's product to perform the tests.  The base cost is $150 per year per URL to use their product.  In addition, I must charge for the service to perform the tests, and review the results.  Depending on the design of your site, it may not work for all browsers and computers; you must decide if you wish to remove any incompatibilities or not.  If you wish to take advantage of some techniques available in the newer browsers, understand that the same page may not display properly in other browsers/computer parings.  The timed rate is $60/hour to perform the tests, and review the results.

 

Also Read

Intro Introduction to Web Development Services
Why Why you need a web page.
Stats This should scare you (at least back then it did).
Prices Packages, Prices, Options
Extras Extras Prices (with Descriptions)
Additional Services FTP, Link Maintenance, Webmaster, Proofread, Backup, Restore
Domain Name Registering    |    Web Hosting    |    e-mail Hosting    |    Websites Explained
Web Development Terms & Conditions    |    Web Development Guarantee    |    Web Development Disclaimer
US Copyright Office    |    Copyright Basics    |    10 Copyright Myths

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