What should be the actual cost to build your website in 2017?

The “real” cost to build a website is a complete mystery to many of us at the very beginning. Would it be 10,000? 20,000? 50,000? Or heavens forbid, more??

The visual appeal or attractiveness of the website design can sometimes give it away, but it’s not always the case. Here’s the thing – It’s really hard to judge how much a website cost just by looking at the design.

Consider this — It is indisputable that the Lamborghini Spyder is one hot car. Even so, what most Lambo enthusiasts love about this car is not how it looks, but how it sounds – it is the roar of the v10 engine that takes the Spyder from 0 to 60mph in just 3.4 seconds.

Just like the $250,000 Lambo, what makes up the cost of a website is not only how the website looks on the surface, but rather, what lies “under the hood” that makes a website work.

So, don’t judge a website by its cover — its design is only one slice of a much bigger pie.

Whenever you are trying something new, having someone in your corner who has experience in the subject can really help.

This is why the value of designers or developers goes beyond just the surface design of the website.

Their experiences, technical skills, and broad product knowledge can help you…

  • Avoid hidden technical and financial pitfalls; and
  • Choose the right solution for your budget level, technical level, and how much time you are prepared to commit.

YOU ARE ASKING ALL THE WRONG QUESTIONS!

How much a website should cost is a very generic question – it lacks specifics.

It’s the same as if I were to ask you how much should a car cost?

Uh… well, can you be more specific?

What type of car do you want? – Does it need to be gas efficient? – What do you use it for? – What is your budget?

You can quickly see “how much does a car cost?” is actually quite a pretty complex question after all.

Just like budgeting for a car, the cost of a website is different to different people because everyone values the concept of “cost” in different ways.

 

Domain name and Space

It also depends if you have finalised on the domain name and if you already have the hosting package to upload the website. We at Diptik provide these services as well so knowing about the client’s needs and their current scenario becomes a must before we give a quote to them.

 

HTML or WordPress website

Costing of a website also depends on the kind of platform you use to make your website and how often you update the same. You can read more about this on the HTML versus WordPress.

Few aspects which need to be decided before a quote is given are mentioned below:

  1. Number of webpages.
  2. Style of design
  3. SEO (search engine optimization)
  4. Responsive design.
  5. Database integration
  6. E Commerce functionality
  7. CMS (Content management System)
  8. Maintenance.

You can contact 9769727057 or email at diptik@diptik.in for further clarification.

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Should I go for a HTML or WordPress website?

HTML is the markup language used to display web pages. They will use HTML, CSS, JavaScript and some other technologies to build your website. CMS software like WordPress use database to store and retrieve content. On the other hand, HTML websites have all your content in static files.

WordPress was once regarded as just a blogging tool but it has quickly become a full fledged content management system (CMS) for professional web designers to create millions of sites across the world.

Static websites (where the data and content do not change regularly) do not require any Web programming or database design. A static site can be built by simply creating a few HTML pages and publishing them to a Web server. Since static Web pages contain fixed code, the content of each page does not change unless it is manually updated by the webmaster, thus dependency on the web developer.

Do you want to launch a business website but not sure how to get started?

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS). Content Management Systems allow YOU to manage your website from a user friendly interface. You can make all the changes on your website from an admin area which is quite easy to understand, even for absolute beginners.

It is important not to confuse WordPress.org with WordPress.com. WordPress, the open source CMS is available on WordPress.org. On the other hand, WordPress.com is a blog hosting service.

 

Advantages of Using WordPress

Easy to Update – You can simply login to your WordPress site and add new pages without paying your developer. WordPress is easy to use and has an intuitive user interface, which makes it easy for you to create or update pages on your site.

Professional Templates – There are thousands of ready-made templates that you can use on your site. These themes are developed by professionals from all over the world.

Incredibly Powerful – WordPress websites can be easily extended with plugins. By installing plugins, you can add any functionality to your existing website such as adding a contact form, adding a reservation system, adding a photo gallery, and more.

Full control and Ownership – You get full control of your website, its domain name, and all its contents. You can make any changes you want, and there is no limit on how much your site can grow in popularity, traffic, sales, and users.

Disadvantages of Using WordPress

Learning Curve – While WordPress is easy to use but it takes a while for most beginners to get familiar with the software. There is plenty of help available to get over this learning curve quickly, but it will take a little effort.

Maintenance – You will be responsible for keeping WordPress, installed plugins, and themes up to date. You can also use managed WordPress hosting who can do this for you.

 

What is a Static HTML Website?

HTML is the markup language used to display web pages. Most websites on the internet use HTML with a variety of markup and scripting languages to create web pages.

Typically you will need to hire a web developer to create an HTML website for your business. They will use HTML, CSS, JavaScript and some other technologies to build your website.

Having said that, Let’s take a look at advantages and disadvantages of a HTML website for your business.

Advantages of a HTML Website

Little to No Maintenance – Once your website is live, you do not need to install any updates or regularly backup. If nothing is changed, you can just backup your website once and forget about it.

Low Requirements – HTML websites don’t need servers with PHP or MySQL installed on them. They can run on cheaper server with low resources. Although We at DiptiK offer PHP and MySQL support.

Disadvantages of a HTML Website

No Updates – Unless you know HTML/CSS, static HTML websites can be very difficult to update for beginners. You will need to hire a developer even for smaller tasks like adding new pages, updating old content, or uploading videos or images.

No Additional Features – If your business grows and you want to add a feature to your website like a store, a survey or poll, a gallery, etc. All of this would require you to hire a developer and in most cases they would recommend you to move to WordPress.

Costs – Considering that you will have to hire people even for smallest tasks, the cost of a HTML website could get much higher than a WordPress website in the long run.

 

What is Better? WordPress or HTML?

Now that we know the pros and cons of both WordPress and HTML websites. Let’s talk about which one is better for your business website.

If you are certain that you will never want to update, change, or add anything new to your website, then by all means go for a HTML website. It will be faster and will serve your purpose.

If you want to have the freedom and control of your website and not waste money on monthly retainers paying developers to add images, then WordPress is obviously the better choice.

For those who want grow their business website to make you more money, then WordPress is the way to go forward.

Using WordPress you can add content to your website without hiring anyone.

You can add a blog section to keep your customers updated, or even build your own email list and keep bringing more customers to your business.

You can call us at 9769727057 or drop in email at diptik@diptik.in for further clarifications.

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Simpler the better

Making design choices for your website can be a daunting task. Sometimes, you’re not sure what’s going on, or what direction to take your web design. Well, that’s where DiptiK comes in.

When you visit a website, the first thing you are looking for is the products/services provided by the company. The next thing, maybe, you like something and want to enquire about it. Next, you may wanna place an order. How easy is it to find what you are looking for? Is it simple or complicated?

Many businesses make the mistake of neglecting usability. Usability is critical for the success of any website and should never be overlooked. Good usability can improve the performance of your website and increase your chances of success. It can also boost sales and revenue for your business.

For your website to successful, it should not only look good but also provide a seamless user experience for visitors. This is why good usability is important. It will set your website apart from your competition.

The objective of a website should be to provide the information to the users in the simplest yet classic way possible. Too much of text can be irritating. Too many photographs may not give you a complete idea. Too many clicks just to reach basic information is not the kind of experience you would want while browsing through a website.

So at DiptiK all that we would want to tell you is, Keep it simple silly!

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