Overview & Rates
Web design is a lot more than just putting a pretty face on a web site. Sorry, guys! Web design makes use of various sets of skills. Web design is intentional and it has purpose. In other words, it’s beauty WITH brains!
When you come to us for your web design, we will develop a well thought-out, expertly implemented plan to fully accomplish your goals. This process is usually kick-started when a Stone Soup client refers you to us. The conversation would usually go a little something like this:
Bob: Hey Mandy. Where’d your big company get that super fabulous website?
Mandy: From my new friends at Stone Soup! They’re the only people I’d use for professional web design.
Bob: Great! Thanks. Do they do custom design work or do they use the same tired templates you see on other sites?
Mandy: Oh no. The design is all completely customized. It’s really cool. They center everything around your ideas and existing image.
Bob: That’s exactly what I want, but that all sounds a little expensive?
Mandy: Quite the contrary, Bob. They are actually 25% less than the average firm in Atlanta and 50% less than some of the very large ones! You know what, if you don’t believe me, try submitting your own Quote Request and see for yourself! Oh, and if I’m right, I think that’s a meal on you, don’t you think?
Bob: Ha! That’s a deal! Thanks, Mandy. I’ll contact them today!
Ok, so maybe the conversation won’t go exactly like that, but one thing’s for certain – our clients like us and confidently pass our name on to their friends! To get an exact quote on a project, fill out our Quick Quote Request Form. To give you an idea of how our pricing stacks up, below are our standard rates for web design and web application development, as well as some sample starting prices for common services:
This is the most popular service that we offer in professional web design. Our Custom Corporate Website rates are extremely competitive.
We recommend Corporate Websites be integrated with a Content Management System (CMS) so that you can modify the content of your website on your own, without having to pay us every time. Another popular upgrade is to add a WordPress blog that matches your website design.
Ecommerce Solutions are what we like doing most simply because the results are so easy to measure. There are few things more exciting to us than when a client tells us they have increased sales by 150% because of a website we developed for them. Ecommerce solutions can range anywhere from a 1 page order form to a full blown shopping cart or subscription-based website. The cost is determined by the number of hours the project will take, plus any licensing fees.
Medical websites are quite similar to Corporate Websites though they require a bit more time to push them to the ‘next level’. This is a competitive market and therefore we spend extra time researching your needs and helping with the process. We are able to integrate a wide range of billing systems into your web site as well as appointment schedulers and any other technologies you are currently using. Popular upgrades include video testimonials and patient education videos.
Our rates are very competitive and the total cost based on the needs of the client. Contact us for a free consultation.
Your customers are quickly relying more heavily on their mobile phones and accessories to access information online. We are on top of this trend and can create a mobile version of your website so that it will be accessible from a mobile device. Prices vary.
Blogs are a way for you to communicate with your customers in an informal way. Depending on your needs, we can approach things one of two ways: One, to use an existing blogging software (WordPress) and create a skin to match your current website. Two, if you need something more secure and customized, we use our own blogging engine and develop something that matches your exact requirements. Prices vary based on your needs.
Full Flash websites were a craze of the early 2000s. Everyone needed to have one. These days, users prefer in most cases to browse non-Flash websites. There are a few major exceptions, i.e. Bands, photographers, and other artists. They can definitely use the power of Flash to demonstrate their services in a dynamic way. The important thing is to know what users want and expect… which is why we are ahead of the competition! Full Flash websites start at $10,000.
Rush Websites (A New Stone Soup Service!)
A typical, simple website takes us 4-6 weeks to develop. In the case of ‘first to the market’ or an urgent requirement to get your web site online quickly, we can arrange for designers to work on your project literally round the clock (this includes weekends and holidays). A Rush Project carries a 25-50% premium on top of our regular rates. December 20-January 10 Rush Projects carry a 100% premium. If all content is provided at the start of work, we can sometimes turn a full website around in just 72 hours.
Turnkey Websites (A New Stone Soup Service!)
Sometimes you just don’t want to have to deal with multiple vendors to get a project completed. This is where Turnkey Websites come in to play. We can handle the complete project for you! This would include interviewing your organization to discover your needs, drawing a blueprint, gathering or creating content, designing and building your website, search engine optimization, hosting your website, and search engine marketing, etc. Additionally, we can provide usability studies and ongoing surveys to measure the effectiveness of your website. These solutions are completely tailored to your organization and are priced on a case-by-case basis.
While the above gives you an idea on cost of various projects, all of our programming estimates are based on the number of hours we expect the project to take. For smaller projects, we will give you a flat project fee so you can set your budget. For larger projects, we have systems in place to keep tight control of your budget. Hourly rates vary based on the type of technology or service used. Contact us for up to date rates.