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How much will a new website cost?
You can pay between £250 and £50,000 for a new website. As with
any purchase you get what you pay for. So before comissioning your
new website, decide on what the key functionality for your
organisation is, then develop a specification that you can send to
suppliers to provide quotes from.
A £250 website, will be of a fairly standard design, contain
between 2-6 pages with a home page and content form. It is unlikely
that you will be able to update or add greater functionality to
this type of site.
Once the cost begins to increase, so do your options. A website
which includes; a CMS, 10+ pages, social networking, document &
image library will cost you within the region of £5,000
Added functionality such as ecommerce, integration with
membership databases, online application and CPD will significantly
add to the cost of your site.
What should I include in a new website specification?
Your website specification document should include 'essentials
and desirables'. Put simply it should be a list of the core
functionality that you must have in order to develop your site -
the essentials, this forms the basis of a proposal document and
your minimum cost.
Then a 'wish list' of items or 'desirables'. these can be added
at the time of development or at alter date, depending on time and
budget restrictions. It is important that you understand the cost
of these itmes at the outset in oredr to include them in your
Do I need a content management system CMS?