New Website Development
Many features listed below are already developed and built directly into my VedaCMS Software, which is an all-in-one content management system I created so clients can maintain their own content & photos. If there's a feature below you don't need, we can just leave it off your website. However, because VedaCMS is a required component for many features I offer, I can only take on clients that will be hosting with me or using a server that meets requirements.
Lightbox photo gallery with the ability to create multiple albums. Fully editable in VedaCMS.
Display current availability or upcoming travel plans to visitors. Fully managed within your VedaCMS website editor.
Basic blogging tool to keep visitors up to date with recent news or announcements. Built seamlessly into website design.
Create up to 5 mailing lists which visitors can subscribe to from your website. Used to send out bulk messages to subscribers.
Membership System (not paid)
Built in membership system that allows you to make pages, photo, blogs and calendar entries private. NOT a paid member system.
A mobile friendly version of your website is included that displays the same content & photo as your full website.
A custom, standard-sized (468x60) advertising banner to match the colors and font styles of your site.
Link Exchange Manager
Dedicated page to display banners and show exchanged links with other websites.
Basic video gallery that allows you to add remotely hosted videos on Vimeo or similar. Can also upload & self-host html5 compatible videos.
1 Year Free Offshore Hosting
Optional web hosting on one of my servers with the first year free. Subsequent years of hosting service cost $135 annually. Learn more.
Optional registration and management of your domain name if you don't wish to divulge your real name and address to a domain registrar.
- Browse Template Gallery
- 1st Draft:
Around 2 Weeks
Around 3 Weeks from Start
Fully custom logo & advertising banner.
Customized Preset Options.
- Billing Hours Included:
Up to 15 Development Hours
Full Amount to Schedule
- Addon Options:
$200 for Rush Job
$150 Fully Custom Colors
$50/hr Other Special Changes
- Template FAQ
- Cancellation Policy
- See Available Designs
(or order a new one for me to build on the fly)
- 1st Draft:
Between 3-4 Weeks
Around 4-6 Weeks from Start
Any changes you want if they can be done within included billing time.
- Billing Hours:
Up to 25 Development Hours
- To Schedule:
50% Paid Up Front
- Rush Job:
Add $300 for Prebuilt
Add $400 for Built-to-Spec
- Custom FAQ
- Cancellation Policy
Rush Job : $200 to $400
Addon fee for expedited scheduling & development. Refer to service tables for specific prices & timeline for each design type.
Design Credit Removal : $100
As outlined in my TOS, a design credit link is required in the footer area of every website I design. Because this link is how I generate most of my new business, a surcharge of $100 is required to have it removed.
Portfolio Removal : $50
Like the design credit above, showcasing samples of my work is an essential part of how I generate new business. I reserve the right to display a screenshot of past works in my portfolio. This can be waived by paying a $50 surcharge. Retired companions do not have to pay a fee for removal from my portfolio.
Extended Development : $50/hr
Hourly fee for additional development time that goes over the number of hours included with each design package. Also applies to special development on additional features or functionality requested for the website that is not a built-in feature of VedaCMS.
Additional Pages : $10 Each
Cost of additional pages beyond the first 10 that are already included.
This is a semi-custom prebuilt design that allows you to choose from several different preset options for colors, patterns, light/dark palette and design accents. Although there are some fully custom design elements included (like the logos & advertising banner), it's not considered a custom design because layout & style options are limited and other people will be able to order the exact same template & style options.
The base template fee includes the following changes:
- Logo & Tagline:
Your name and subheading in whatever fonts you want
- Non-Editable Design Photos:
Custom photos embedded within the design on each page (shots that can't be swapped out using the "Edit Page Photo" tool in your VedaCMS)
- Color Presets:
Choose different color presets or order a fully custom color palette for $150
I'll set up to 10 pages for you. Additional pages can be added later within VedaCMS.
- Advertising Banner:
A custom designed banner to match your site will be included
- Mobile Site:
Your website includes a mobile version that is customized to match your main site colors & logo
The following types of changes would require additional fees:
- Layout Changes:
Changing the structure, layout or positioning of main design blocks would require additional development that is charged at $50/hour.
- Custom Background Accents/Patterns:
Design accents or background patterns are restricted to the pre-built options you see in the template demo or compatible graphics that you provide with your website materials.
- Custom Color Palette:
If you prefer to pick your own color scheme instead of using one of the preset options, this can be added for an additional $100.
- No Custom Entrance Page:
Template sites don't include a custom designed entrance page. The disclaimer can be set up on a separate page, but it would use the same design as the rest of the site. If you would like a custom designed landing page, the additional development time would be charged at $50/hour (2hr estimate)
Templates include up to 15 hours of my time for development, which generally leaves us enough room for two rounds of revisions on each customization. If you paid extra for a custom color palette or another non-standard customization, additional hours are added to the total hours included.
The first draft link for a template website is ready between 1-2 weeks after your start date unless there were delays from required materials being late or missing. Once the link is sent, I'll wait for you to send the list of changes you want - but the site can start being used at any time from this point.
Because templates only include 15 hours of development time, I ask clients to try doing the following types of edits on their own once the first draft link is sent. This also provides a great opportunity to try out your VedaCMS Website Manager:
- Text Edits
I'll do the initial insertion and formatting of your content as long as it's submitted before the initial draft of the website is ready. However, I ask that ladies perform any text changes they need beyond that point
- Gallery Photos:
You can create new albums, add/delete photos & reorder thumbnails from the "PHOTOS" area of your VedaCMS.
- Booking Form Changes
A sample booking form will be automatically created for you. You'll have the ability to adjust the fields using an editor within your Form Sentry account.
- Populating Links Page
If there are banners and links you'll needed added to your links page, I'll have you do this using the Link Manager in your VedaCMS website editor.
Visit the Template Gallery to see currently available designs. If you'd like to order, visit my contact page and fill out the request form. If you're certain you want a site and would like to schedule immediately, feel free to jump straight to the Getting Started page after submitting the initial request. To confirm scheduling, follow Step #1 on that page to submit payment.
Because Template Designs have a faster scheduling & development turnaround that make them difficult to reschedule with someone else on short notice, no refund is offered unless I receive the cancellation request at least 3 or more weeks before our originally scheduled start date. If you need to cancel but missed the deadline, I'm happy to apply your payment toward any future order that's made within six months of your original payment.
Custom Design Costs:
Custom Prebuilt designs cost a flat $1000 unless extra add-on options are requested. This price also applies to "Made-to-Order" custom requests as long as I can find a base wireframe to start development from that uses an overall similar structure to what you want.
Scheduling: A 50% deposit is required to confirm scheduling & secure one of the openings on my development calendar.
Upcoming development spots are assigned on a first-come first-serve basis. Scheduling priority is given to whomever submits payment first.
These are fully custom designs I've already created (or can develop on-the-fly that were built from a base wireframe that. These are designs that I've either developed in my spare time or were originally created for someone else, who was cancelled for non-payment. Custom prebuilt designs can be revised in any way you want as long as we don't exceed the 25 total hours of development time included.
Custom designs built from scratch are those that use whatever colors, fonts, layout & graphical elements you want. Although custom designs can end up with similar looking layouts due to a finite number of layout variations possible, the base graphics are entirely unique. The design is built entirely to your specification and is intended for those who don't mind paying a premium for a completely unique design.
Custom designs built from scratch take significantly longer to create than Templates or Prebuilt Custom designs, which already have the layout code developed. Although it varies depending on the type of design and the number of revisions we do, custom designs built from scratch generally aren't ready to launch for at least 5-7 weeks from our start date. That includes the initial design stage, revisions based on your feedback, development and final testing.
Regrettably, my availability for custom designs built from scratch is very limited. Because I am only able to schedule these once every 4-6 weeks, I tend to book out very far in advance. If you're in a need of a website more quickly, one idea to consider is going with a template design and ordering non-standard customizations to give it more of a custom/unique look.
Custom designs have no limit on the number of revisions that can be done. However, all work must be completed within the 50 hours of total development time. If more time is needed to finsih development, those additional hours will be logged and added to your final invoice. The same rule applies for Custom Prebuilt designs, but within a 25 hours instead..
We can change whatever you want as long as all work is completed within the total number of work hours included with my fee. Additional hours beyond that will be logged as 'Extended Developkment' time and added as a separate charge to your final invoice.
Photos to be used within the design are needed before I can start development on a custom prebuilt or built from scratch design. The reason is because photos have a big impact on how I create those custom base graphics. If your photos won't be ready by our start date, it will be necessary for us to reschedule for whatever date you expect to have them back from your photographer.
Availability for custom design is extremely limited. Due to the time investment involved, I only take on one custom design built from scratch every 4-6 weeks. For this reason, I tend to book out several months in advance on built-from-scratch custom designs.
Although prebuilt custom designs have a much faster turnaround because the initial design phase is already complete, how often I can schedule these will depend on availability of designs.
Examples of previous custom design work can be found in my Portfolio.
To order, please visit my contact page and fill out the custom design request form. If you are requesting a prebuilt custom site, you can jump stright to the Getting Started page if you'd like to order & confirm scheduling immediately. However, if you are requesting a built from scratch custom design, I'll need to correspond with you about the type of design you have in mind before scheduling can be confirmed.