Want to hire us to build your gallery website? Here's how we work:
The first step is to figure out which website package you'd like, as explained to the right. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
After emailing and/or talking with you on the phone about the details of the project, we will email you a simple contract. We require the signed contract and a 1/2 payment deposit to schedule the project. The remaining 1/2 is due upon completion of the project.
If we are creating new designs for your site, we will create several "mockups", or initial design ideas, in photoshop. These are pictures of how the website would look. The first round of mockups could be considered rough drafts, and based on your feedback we will change and refine those designs. The more feedback you provide, the more info we have to create a design that you will be happy with. This process repeats until we've nailed down the design. At this point, we will start programming and cannot go back and make major design changes.
At the same time that we're working on the website, we will install your admin program so that you can start creating your gallery structure and uploading your photos. Once we're done programming the site and testing it on numerous browsers and computers, we will launch it live whenever you're ready.
The whole process usually takes about a month, but a lot depends on how quickly you can provide feedback during the different stages of development.
Please contact us to get started!
There is a large difference in pricing depending on the scope of customization and original design. With any of the options below, you get the same admin control panel and website functionalities - it's just the level of customization on the front-end designs that determines the price. The following packages/prices are not set in stone; the cost of your project may vary.
Both of our design packages currently feature fresh and elegant design work by our talented graphic designers, resulting in an online gallery that shows off your photography in a uniquely tailored environment.
Our most popular website package. These sites have custom designed graphics and colors, but conform roughly to the same search-engine-friendly layouts as the following example sites. Because these websites utilitize a standard and proven set of layouts, only one page needs to be designed during the design phase, and the rest of the page designs can be based on that. Price: $3200.
This package is the same as the "Custom-Template Package" except that you create the designs yourself (in photoshop), and we just do the programming for you. This option is less expensive because it cuts down greatly on our design time/effort by using your designs. As such, the designs you provide are implemented as-is, with no modifications on our part. Price, when utilizing similar layouts as the Custom-Templates: $2400. We would be happy to provide an estimate for completely custom layouts.
We can also "convert" your existing website (if you have one) to the WideRange gallery software. Prices start at $2400 but can vary widely depending on the complexity of the conversion; we will give you a personalized quote after reviewing your site. Normally it is easier, faster, and less expensive to start the programming from scratch rather than trying to convert your existing code, so usually what this package means is that we will build a brand new site, using your existing visual designs as closely as possible.
This design package includes highly customized designs and layouts for every single page of the website, necessitating a much longer and more intense design phase, along with significant extra custom programming work. Prices start at $6000.
Note: Complete-Custom websites are no longer offered. We are proud of the Complete-Custom websites we have developed, but we have decided for the time being to suspend our Complete-Custom Package so that we can focus on our other offerings. Please consider the Custom-Template package above, which has all the same functionalities along with quite a bit of built-in design flexibility, for a much lower price.
If this pricing structure seems unclear to you, or you feel that your project doesn't necessarily fit into any of these categories, please feel free to contact us to discuss further options.
Please note that all clients are required to host the websites on our servers. The cost for this is $240/year. For more information about this, please refer to this FAQ.