Answer the questions below to calculate your website investment
Website: Do you want a templated or custom WordPress website?
Don’t know? Click on the ? to learn the difference. Please note your selection will affect future options.
Page Layouts: How many different page layouts do you need?
What is a page layout?
A page layout is essentially a page template meaning there is a set layout to the page. A home page of a website typically has a unique page layout which isn’t replicated anywhere else on the website. A typical wordpress website has at least 4 unique page layouts: Homepage, general pages, blog overview page & blog page. Please note that once a product page layout is created you do not need to create new product page layouts unless new functionality or user cases come into play. A page layout can be replicated multiple times but creating new pages based on an existing layout is significantly less time intensive.
Other pages that typically have a unique page layout are:
- Career pages
- About pages
- Location pages
- History pages
- Products or Services pages
- Case Study or Portfolio overview pages
- Individual Case Study or Portfolio pages
- Contact Us
Why isn’t this option available for templated websites?
Templated websites come with already established page layouts. It is possible to add additional layouts to a templated website, but it is not recommended. This would be like adding a second story to a pre-manufactured house. You can do it, but do you really want to sleep under it?
Pages: How many pages is your site going to have?
This calculator assumes that the content will be formatted & styled by the professional designer or developer.
Do you have an existing website?
Please only focus on the main pages that you will be taking with you to your new website such as pages & posts types. You do not need to list pages that will not be on your new website.
Don’t have an existing website?
We recommend that you plan for 5 to 10 pages. Remember you need to create content yourself or pay someone for content so let’s keep it conservative for now.
Don’t know? Use XML Sitemaps to run an analysis on your existing website.
Content: DIY or work with a professional?
Design: What type of user experience do you want?
User Experience & Design includes the design of the website in addition to different levels of website complexity such as sliders, 50% scroll calls to action, transition animations, strong calls to action for lead generation, buttons that jump to a location on the page, & overall polished look of the website.
Why are my options limited?
By selecting a template your designer/developer will be limited to ‘coloring within the lines’ of the template, limiting the extent of changes that can be made.
Inversely, by selecting a custom website design, the professional developer/designer will make sure your website is at least clean & professional. This is assured through a detailed design process which takes into account your design preferences & creates mockups for your approval before going to development.
Brand: Do you need additional design work?
More often than not when a company is developing a website for the first time or redesigning a website they will need to create a brand identity or evolve their existing identity.
Why are my options limited?
Some options have been removed based on if you are getting a custom or templated website. This is due to the presumed level of your business. For example, a company that is investing in a custom website & brand identity will want to make sure that their business collateral is updated with the new/evolved brand. Inversely, it is unlikely that a company that is investing in a templated website will need a professional brand guide compared to a simple brand style tile.
Please Note: The level of design selected directly influences the amount of time spent doing research, crafting sample logos/concepts, number of revisions, etc. A simple logo will vary significantly if you want a simple world class logo compared to a simple basic logo. This extra time & effort is reflected in the estimation based on the level of design you are looking for.
Images: Will your site require the use of images?
Start telling us about your website to get an estimation!
Custom Website Examples
One of the first questions that must be asked prior to designing a new website is “how much will it cost?” This is an inquiry that is frequently made and hardly answered in a succinct manner.
Nuanced Media’s world-class team of web designers and developers are prepared to offer all the services necessary to ensure your site contributes to the long-term success of your company. They are with you every step of the way to make certain your content is formatted and styled professionally and you are provided the high-quality website you deserve. This will help you recognize your new website’s areas of need, as well as understand how much those needs will ultimately cost. Take the guesswork out of assigning a value to your website redesign with this website cost calculator.
How Much Will a Website Cost
To answer this question one needs to first understand what they want from their website. A smaller website, one with fewer pages and less design features, will cost significantly less than one with complex functionalities and interactive features. In short, the amount you put into a website will directly determine what you get out of it.
As the times change, so does the overall values of business websites. A strong website add significantly more value to a business than it did even five years ago. Furthermore, the process of creating a website has become more streamlined, which has resulted in the average overall costs decreasing. In 2018 we are now able to drill down the cost of sites by quantifying their functionalities, size and goals.
How To Redesign Your Website Like a Pro
Make no mistake, redesigning takes time, dedication and is an investment. The overall cost of a complete website redesign can sometimes come as a shock. Before being deterred by the cost of a redesign, it is important to understand what a viable website can accomplish and how it can help move your business forward. First, consider the professional weight and credibility a properly-built, functional website brings to your business. Websites can reach significantly more people than a simple brick-and-mortar shop. This exposure can help increase brand awareness, website clicks and, ultimately, customers.
Nuanced Media will help you every step of the way during this process. We start by assessing your current site and finding your biggest areas of need. After we will sit down with you to identify tangible goals that you wish to accomplish with your new site and develop to full-stop strategy on achieving those goals. When this is complete we create a framework to ensure your website is successful the moment it launches. We will furthermore continue to QA and test the site to ensure improvements are made once we better understand how users navigate and interact with it.
Nuanced Media is here to help simplify the website redesign process for you. Not only to we make the process easy, we deliver an unrivaled project your will love. Learn more about redesigning your website here.
The Best B2B Practices for Website Design
The simple truth is that it’s impossible to run a business without an online presence. Speaking to a B2B audience is significantly different than speaking to a B2C audience. B2B consumers are looking for partners they can work with and trust, often for extended periods of time. This makes the design and functionality of your website imperative. Studies indicate that 94% of potential B2B clients research potential partners online prior to closing a deal. B2B websites differ from B2C websites in that you are primarily selling your credibility rather than a product.
Nuanced Media understands these caveats inside and out and is prepared to assist you in creating the best B2B website possible. We implement a variety of B2B website design best-practices to ensure that your website caters directly to the audiences you wish to reach.
Learn more about B2B website design best practices here.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Why Did We Build the Website Calculator?
The #1 question that we are asked on a daily basis is “How much does a website cost?” Unfortunately, responding to this question is similar to answering the question “How much does a house cost?” There are a lot of factors that go into building a house and the same is true for building a website.
We have built this website cost calculator, so you can measure apples to apples when assessing the cost of a website. By answering some basic questions about your website, you can calculate your website price range & answer the age-old question “How much does a website cost?”
I hope you enjoy – Ryan Flannagan, CEO & Founder of Nuanced Media
About Nuanced Media:
Nuanced Media is an interactive marketing agency specializing in strategic marketing, web, brand identity, and results-driven business development that is focused on lead generation and customer acquisition. We excel at building powerful websites for each and every company, allowing your website vision to come to life. Whether it’s a small informational website for your mom and pop store, or a large e-commerce website, Nuanced Media’s team will work together to create the best product.
We seek to build long-term fruitful relationships, continuing to help our clients long after their website or marketing campaign has launched. Nuanced Media believes this collaborative and committed effort produces the best results.