Website Development Vs Web Design

What is the difference between website development and website design?

Many people always get confused when they search online for website development company and website design. Do they mean the same thing? Well in actually fact, they are totally different but to the layman person they mean the same.

A website development is building a website with a Content Management System, or what we commonly hear as a CMS. This can be build on various method. WordPress is a CMS, and so is drupal and many other systems. A website development is normally a customized project of development to the back end of the website for a particular function. The function can be like E-commerce driven or can also be a membership website. As long as it’s a function that needs to be customized, it is considered a website development project.

What is the price range for a website development?

Website development normally ranges from a minimum of $15,000.00 to up to $1,000,000.00 in cases where it is complicated. This is calculated based on the level of expertise from the programmers or better known as web developers and their skill level and the time it takes to complete the web development project assigned to them. In most companies, website developers are paid an average of $25 to $50 per hour.

Although projects like Word Press Based Web Development projects may seem simple to many but there is actually much time to consider in this development to ensure that quality web development project is delivered to the client. Normally for a Word Press website, there will be about 3 developers to work on it. And everyone will have a role to play in the development life cycle. It is not just a one man show and can be settled type of development work.

Your website is ultimately your main source of sales leads so it is very important to find the right website development company who can manage your project efficiently. Do not consider those cheap freelancers or those programmers from other countries other than you own. Unless it’s a big and reputable company. As in the end if there is something wrong with your website development, you will have a migraine on it and the changes and fixes will be time consuming.

Website development also normally comes with a warranty of 1 month or 30 days from completion. Bronze Media LLP Singapore is the only Website development company in Singapore which offers a warranty of 90 days so it is worry free.

What is website design?

The term web design simply means designing of the website. A web designer does not means a web development project But normally with the demand of aesthetic beauty to the websites, Website designer and Website developers are always working closely to each other on projects.

A web design project normally is just done in simple HTML based or using software like dream weaver. You are actually paying for the expertise of a creative designer to do up your website rather then the development of the project. Designers needs time to be creative and they are expensive as compared to developers. Designers always have to think of new ideas, and developers is just plain coding development work.

A web design is considered to be good if the designer can illustrate out different variations for your choice. A design work is normally done by 1 single designer to undertake the client responsibility alone.

What is the price range for a web design?

The price range for a web design actually depends on the level of experience and exposure the designer has. In web design you can find those interns or students to do for you, but of course, you pay how much you get the equivalent in quality. A experience designer normally gets paid between $6000 to $8000 a month and those average designers get paid about just $2000 to $3000 a month

So for a website design project, the key is to response fast to the web design company and not make that much changes as it will greatly reduce your overall cost to your company.

If you are thinking of doing a website design and if the web design company tells you that it will take about 2 weeks, just do an estimate calculation of his salary for 2 weeks and the cost of the web design will be about there. You might need to put in some extra like 30 to 50% of the costing to it as the company still needs to earn something and its not just a resource rental service.

Web Design with Web Development costing?

Now we understand the different terms of web design and website development, we can easily put the costing together to calculate how much will ie cost.

With the scenario as below, A web development project takes about 1 month to complete for a wordpress based website.

  • You will need 3 developers with an average salary of $25/$50/$50 for each hour
  • 1 day total salary is $125.00
  • Based on 1 month project, the total days will be at 22 working days so its 22 days X 8 hours X $125.00 =$22,000.00
  • Add the web designer salary we just factor in half a month is about $4,000.00
  • Thus for a web design and web development project, it will cost an estimate about $26,000.00

WOW. That’s a lot of money! Yes and we know the economic sense of it and because the developers are not only working on your project but consecutively working on other projects at the same time thus the fees is normally around the $15,000.00 range

Do you know you can claim for PIC from IRAS Singapore for your web development and web design? Check out our next article post to find out more or call us at 82923955 or send us an email with your enquiry and we will be most happy to assist you.

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