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Well, how much does it cost to design and develop a responsive website?
Rather difficult to answer because so much is dependent on the type of content the interface will contain. Responsive Design isn't always the cheapest way to build a website, but building a single site which offers the optimal user experience to every visitor offers businesses a much better Return on Investment (ROI).

What are the primary goals of the Responsive Web Design?

  • Delivering dynamic website
  • Offers best and excel User Experience
  • Should support on all shapes and sizes
  • Long-term beneficial platform
  • Low level of maintenance required
  • Load fast, impress consumers

Why does it cost so much?

Because it requires more planning, development and testing upfront to ensure that you're offering a smooth and intuitive user experience to everyone who visits your website.
In detail, building a responsive website means planning ahead to cater for a range of devices, screen resolutions, and contexts. Responsive Design doesn't just resize Web-pages on the fly; it actually restructures the page layout, content and menu structure to prioritize features depending on the end device and the context in which it's used.

    More factors that increase the cost of responsive web design
  1. Usability & Navigation
    This involves organizing pages into the information architecture, creating the navigation, and setting the labels for links. It can also include formal testing, such as usability testing. The more time a web designer spends on these tasks, the easier your website will be able to navigate, but it will also add to the cost.
  2. Design
    Re-using a template is the most cost-effective approach to design. Of course, it can be difficult to find quality template designs that accurately convey your brand. The flip-side is to create a custom design, which will be more expensive.
  3. Content Writing
    Will your existing content be adjusted for the new website, or will new copy need to be written? The cost to have it written for you will depend on the number of pages and the amount of research needed.
  4. Functionality
    The website's technical components, such as e-commerce, blog, photo galleries, forms, and graphic assets. The more functionality you need, the higher the cost. Pretty much any functionality you can think of is probably already available as a free plug-in or as a subscription module
  5. CMS integration
    Responsive Design generally has little impact on integration with a back-end Content Management System (CMS). You have the benefit of relying on a single CMS to cater to all devices, but it is important to ensure that your CMS supports this approach and does’t interfere with the rendered HTML and CSS.
  6. Ongoing maintenance
    Deploying the designed website live is all well and good. But rest assured that by it very nature routine maintainance is a must. Otherwise all that good work might become a nightmare if not properly maintained.

Responsive Design lets you build a great user experience for your website visitors. That said, it would be a mistake to assume that you are done once it goes live. Ongoing maintenance ensures that it is kept optimum as new back-end (server) and front-end(browser) standards come upstream for more improvement.
The web has become so commonplace that it's easy to underestimate the amount of work that goes into building a professional website. This though doesn't mean your website has to be expensive.

All websites designed by us implement the world’s most popular front-end component library bootstrap. This is an open source initiative that provides the tool-kit (scaffolding) for developing and building responsive mobile-first projects on the web. It provides the layout with HTML5 tags, the rendering with CSS3 and interactions with powerful plug-ins built on JavaScript. It is funded by Google and anyone can utilise it to their hearts' content. Your website will look perfect and work smoothly on any device as the content and images automatically resize to fit the screen. Thus, responsive website design comes as standard.

Choosing Your Pack

  • A basic website is often described as an Electronic Brochure, It is static and hardly any thing changes. Think of a public Notice Board
  • A dynamic website is where you have various content changing on a regular basis. A page might have a static section, while other section within the page will hold dynamic content. Another page for example "the Blog", will be all dynamic. The variation of static and dynamic content on a website will depend on the objectives, services and products provided by the site. The site designer will make this proposition to the owner after analysing the requirements for the site in general
  • Graphic assets for a website might come from the owner or be produced bespoke as part of the design process

It is imperative for a business setting up shop on the web to have some basic understanding of how this platform operates. in so doing, you will have a better perspective on how to position the merchandise, services or products you are hoping to sell.

It is our ability and experience accrued over many years to easily map this minimal information into a website application with content that showcases your business. This setup, allows you to focus on your core business deliverables. We provide the interface (including all graphical assets created by us) to couple your business with the global village (the web).

Once we have got the basics of your objective and the services or products you want to expose on the web, we will then proceed with designing the interface that will showcase your business, services, or ideas. In the design cycle iteration, when we reckon a significant module of the project has been completed, we will make it accessible for you to view online and give feedbacks as we progress. Enabling you to make some amendments either of the written text or graphic assets we have designed and readily see the implications of those changes. Your website should be as unique as the services you offer, so it’s important that your site showcases them perfectly. We only go public (LIVE) once you are happy with what we have created.

Once our deliberations with you about the site and its content is finalised, going LIVE is only a click away. This is just the start of running your business on this global platform. Depending on the package or design option you have chosen, keeping it running 24-7 and 365 days a year rest on the ISP hosting your website. Like everything else, the calibre of services provided by these companies vary in degree - stating the obvious maybe. Our experience in working with a myriad of ISPs' means we are better placed to judiciously suggest where your site should be hosted taking into consideration, the general annual cost, level of competence and their backbone infrastructure (latency, reliability and their detailed service level agreement).

ISP - Characteristics

  • Where are they based ?
  • What Telecommunication Backbone do they used?
  • What type Of Server Software Do They Used?
  • What Are Their Channels For A Redress?

In addition to all that is mentioned above, their capability or ability to migrate to a backup or redundant system in emergency situations is rather crucial. Where are the backups located - in the cloud, in another room in the same building or another location. These simple questions when analysed and answered provide a salient attribute for choosing a particular ISP

The site is now up and running so job done then? Not quite - the web is a platform were some things are a constant and others need to be looked after on a regular basis. If your website is very much static, then it is true that very little will change over a lengthy period. Static website are not the norm any more they are the exceptions.

Whilst you focus on growing your business, we’ll do the hard work and keep your website fresh. From creating new pages and adding new products, to a complete refresh of imagery, text and colours were circumstances necessitate. The back-end software (server) will always be updated to adhere to the necessary changes as the technology (internet platform) addresses security and other technical issues as they come upstream. Thus, maintenance is a very important component of a website over all management strategy though not so obvious within the setup. We’ve got you covered either way.

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Your website is where you showcase your products or services on the internet platform. On-like a brick and mortar stores on your high streets where capital differentiate the minnows from the big boys, the internet provides a level playing field where a one man band (the corner shop owner) can have his/her say against the corporate conglomerates (multinationals) to the same extent. Though providing this universal level playing field attribute, it does come with a major caveat. Not all websites are created equal. This being the face of your company, it has to be done by someone or a company that has the wherewithal and expertise the field. It is often the first thing a potential customer notices about a business, whether they come across it on your business card, your social media profile or through word of mouth. It is the most essential part of your company’s story and brand identity.

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