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Updated for 2020

HOW MUCH DOES A CUSTOM web Design COST?

I am often asked to give a ballpark figure regarding how much a web design project will cost. While this is a very reasonable request, the answer usually frustrates clients because it truly depends. Hint: keep reading as there are additional resources below. In this article, we talk about web design costs in Calgary, Alberta.

Unique Requirements which impact costs

Every web design project and engagement is a little bit different. Each client will have different needs and requirements. Here are a few examples that might impact the cost and complexity of a web design project:

  1. Does your business require a general information website with only a few pages? This is fairly inexpensive and easy to set up.
  2. Do you require blogging functionality and the ability to update your own content (WordPress option)? The complexity of these types of web design projects increases slightly and so does the effort and cost. I wrote about the difference between Bootstrap (static website) and WordPress (dynamic blogging platform) because this question comes up often.
  3. Are you planning on selling products on your website and need an e-commerce solution? For these projects, we typically recommend WordPress + WooCommerce or the Shopify platform. This will increase the complexity even further and also the cost and effort of the web design project.
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web design Cost resources

Making the decision regarding what your current business needs are and what they will be in the future is a tough decision to make. For example, choosing the static informational website option (#1) may tie your hands and force you to do a complete redesign in the future. Getting an exact quote to determine the web design costs in Calgary is difficult to ballpark but the following resources can help.

I came across a very interesting article that goes over various graphic and web design project costs and explains the reason for variation in pricing. This article (in USD) is very much in line with the Calgary web design project pricing as well: https://folyo.me/blog/how-much-does-a-website-cost-and-other-pricing-questions/. Another great resource that I came across recently is the following: http://howmuchdoesawebsiteco.st. At Clio Websites, we try to stay competitive with our pricing so if you would like to get a free estimate, reach out to us so that we can discuss your project.

The pricing in the Folyo article was derived by surveying over 209 freelance designers. This article distinguishes between a simple landing page or product versus a full-blown website. There is also a disclaimer at the beginning of the article, The disclaimer mentions that these prices don’t include any coding and that there is a lot of variability in cost, which is a fair statement. However, it will give you a good idea and a ballpark figure of how much you should be budgeting for a web design project in Calgary.

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website cost questions and next steps

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Clio Websites. We have flexible payment plans so the upfront cost should not prohibit you from getting started with your company website design project. If you need a specific web design cost estimate, contact us for a free quote.

What sets Clio apart from the competition is that we:

  • are a premier Calgary web design company with WordPress expertise
  • have very high customer satisfaction and retention rates (over 98%),
  • spend the time to really understand your business needs and requirements,
  • pride ourselves on the quality of service we provide to each and every client,
  • are responsive and won’t leave you hanging for days when you need support the most,
  • put a personal touch to each project to distinguish you from your competition.

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