Hi all, My website www.examfinancial.com has been up and running for around 12 months now. The website is essentially a revision tool for UK would-be financial advisers looking to revise for their exams. It's something that I'm running in my spare time, and has been fairly sucessful in generating income for me; but there are a couple of problems with the site. Firstly, the subscription handler seems to be problematic. There have been reports of people not being able to use the subscription element, or not being able to make a payment - or simply that the design of it is not straightforward. Mainly however, it isn't very integrated into the site. www.examangel.co.uk seem to have a better system whereby the log in is at the top of the page - but how do I set about acomplishing this if I were to code myself? I'd need to be able to protect certain folders in the site; and users would need to register, purchase (I use worldpay) and then access the protected content by way of a password/username manager. I currently use Omni Secure to do this side for me - but it isn't an easy integration into the site. Would I be better off hiring a web design company to code all the back end? I telephoned one today, and was quoted £15,000 to complete all the work required - is this a reasonable quote? I don't mind paying this sort of money for a quality product; but as always if I can save money, I'd like to. Finally, has anybody got any recommendations for web design companies? It seems a lot of these companies have poor websites themselves which tells you a lot about the company!! Thanks in advance; all comments welcome!