WHAT DOES WEBSITE DESIGN ENTAIL?
And What Is The Difference Between Web Design VS Web Development?
IN VERY SIMPLE TERMS:
WEBSITE DESIGN IS...
The look, the surface interaction, the layout, the colors, the graphics, the fonts, the copy - and how it all plays together in the experience of browsing a website.
WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT IS...
More tech and custom feature-centric including original ideation and coding for specific user functionality and/or a design built completely from scratch via code.
WHAT DO YOU NEED?
Probably a little bit of both. These days, even the most basic website needs a dash of development to not feel like a generic, cookie-cutter template and/or that it was built by a non-professional.
Really, in 2021 - all website designers do some web development and all website developers do some website design.
A NEW WEBSITE
So... What Do YOU Need For Your Business Website? And, Dang - How Much Does A Good Website Cost?
TELL ME ALL THE ANSWERS
YOUR SITE IS YOUR BROCHURE
√ web design
YOUR SITE NEEDS COMPLEX INTERACTIONS
√ web development
TO CREATE A PROFESSIONAL WEBSITE
LOVAGE INC. GETS INTO :
CUSTOM STYLE GUIDES
CUSTOM WEBSITE LAYOUT
HONED SITE MAP
PURPOSEFUL, REFINED NAVIGATION
EXPERTISE & ESTABLISHMENT COMMUNICATION
We call this "Website Design" here at Lovage and it is done via our 30-Day Custom Website Production Process.
You are a fit for Lovage if your business website is essentially your online "brochure" showcasing your expertise, establishment, and offerings and you need help honing that messaging focus and backing it up with modern design and easy navigation so website visitors are inclined to take a next step with you.
SHOW ME THE MONEY
As with other google results you may come across from your "how much does a good website cost" query... the range is incredibly wide and it depends on your qualification of "good."
A (good) website is tons of little visible and hidden puzzle pieces which must all align and interact in harmony to present your website visitors with an experience that feels professional, looks "simple," and is easy to navigate.
There is a saying in the creative world...
Creative can be FAST, GOOD, CHEAP but you only get to choose 2 of the 3.
You can find a freelancer on fiverr or upwork who will make you a website from a template (often with incomplete or sloppy tech) for $500.
There are United States website companies who contract out of India or Vietnam and are able to make a website for a rate of about $2000 - $6000. Or you may tap a solo, US freelancer who is also able to bill a rate in that range.
An established, multi-office marketing company may charge around $30,000 for a website. When you get to the International Ad Agencies, you aren't even getting a "New Website Coming Soon" at your URL before committing to $100k+.
The difference is amount and quality of talent, depth of development and business strategy, custom artwork needs, website design speed, complexity of any custom tech needs.
Lovage Inc. Websites are in the low 5 figures. We are based in Dallas, Texas. Our talent was formerly mostly local and we had a loft office in Downtown Dallas. Now, we are spread around the country WFH-style thanks to the little global event of 2020 - 2021 (RIP C-19). Our website design projects have a team of people on them - multiple heads deliberating, strategizing, coming up with ideas, and implementing them.