Question: How much should I pay for website design / graphic art?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Manzana, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. Manzana macrumors 6502a

    Manzana

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    looking for a ballpark figure.

    friend of mine needs a website for his business (tire company, looking to open 1-2 stores) so he wants a website mainly for advertising also so customers can look at his inventory.

    how much should he expect to pay a web designer / graphic artist for this? does it help if he has an independent graphic designer do the logos and stuff like that and then hire a web designer?

    i will prob tell him to host on small orange.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. eb6 macrumors regular

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    How fancy is he wanting it?

    - Straight html?
    - Flash?
    - Database and Dynamic stuff?
     
  3. Manzana thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Manzana

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    no flash defenitely.

    i guess he would need database for product inventory
     
  4. eb6 macrumors regular

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    Don't expect anything under 5k. I'm not educated in database integration but I would be surpised if you could get a good site designed and constructed for anything less than that. I would guess in the 8-12k range. But thats just a guess.


    PS-I'll do the logo for 300$ :)

    ebrandell.com
     
  5. Manzana thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Manzana

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    ok, let's axe the database.

    i don't think he'd be willing to pay that much.

    how much for a pretty basic html site, containing contact, info, email and pictures?
     
  6. Manzana thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Manzana

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    some very nice work on your site.

     
  7. eb6 macrumors regular

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    1-3k Is what I would do it for. I did this one for 3.

    http://www.geog.okstate.edu/raise/

    (they've screwed it up a little since the launch, which i have no control over)
     
  8. macenforcer macrumors 65816

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    I can do that with database and administration tools for 3K. Let me know.
     
  9. ChicoWeb macrumors 65816

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    You get what you pay for in this world, just like tires. If you want a full inventory management solution, a quality design...8-12k easy.

    If you want purley stastic, 4-5k

    These are of course professional prices.
     
  10. Manzana thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Manzana

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    what software would i need if i planned on doing this myself?

    just spoke to him and now he wants to keep it simple, hire a graphic designer for the logo and maybe i can set up a simple site, with contact info, maps to locations, pictures, and links to manufacturers
     
  11. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    Dreamweaver? Photoshop CS2? Flash/Fireworks/etc

    iWeb:p

    Just to give a few examples.
     

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