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We understand the business owner’s concerns regarding the cost to develop a website for a business and all the technical solutions available. To help you navigate the market regardless of the recession and make a well-informed decision, we have created this guide to calculate the website design and web development cost. Without further ado, let’s consider all key-points and web development trends you must be aware of before you start building a site with a web development company.

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The Average Cost to Build a Website in 2020

The average cost of website development varies in different countries. However, you should be ready that the price will be nearly $8,750 and go up to $38,000. This estimate is based on the average cost per hour ($50/hour) in our region, Poland. According to HackerRank, Poland has the third-best software engineers globally and offers affordable prices for high-quality services. 

How to Estimate Website Development Costs?

Website development is a long journey that consists of many steps and phases. Let’s take a brief look at each of them and consider how much you may spend at every stage of full-cycle website development. 

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UI/UX Design

Every great project starts with an amazing idea and… well-thought design. As per Steve Jobs: “The design is not just what it looks like and feels like. The design is how it works.” It’s holy truth, particularly when it comes to website development. 

In the web development cycle, the UI/UX design stage includes market research, business analysis, and creating a target user persona, first of all. Without understanding your end-users and business goals, it’s impossible to create a robust website. So, a web development team should really take time to understand your business and industry landscape. 

“The perfect combination of Design Thinking & Business Thinking in product development lies in the preliminary Product Design Research. It is a detailed market and competitor research that includes the evaluation of risks, costs, and time needed to build a market-ready product. It makes you step in the client’s shoes, think from his/her perspective, and take a more complex approach to product development.

After design research is completed, you get a clear understanding of what is better for the product’s health and what can break the initial concept on the way to its implementation.” – from the interview “How to Grow a Business and a Digital Product” with Dima Venglinski, Founder and CEO of Fireart Studio.

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The next step is creating wireframes to show a schematic placement of website components and agree on them with a client. After design and layouts are approved, we usually start prototyping – creating the final user interface to show how a site will perform on devices.

Commonly, the best web design companies charge from $750 to $4,000 and over. The price significantly depends on website complexity and your requirements, as the client.

Front-End Development

There are several most popular technologies for front-end development, namely HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, TypeScript, SASS, LESS, Angular, and React. Imagine a standard registration form with three well-familiar fields: name, email, and password. You can see shades they throw, forms of the input fields, and a beautiful Register button below. Sometimes, you can even see an engaging animation after you click on this button. It’s front-end in a nutshell. Front-end is everything that end-users can see and interact with on a website

At this step, QA engineers are commonly involved in the process, and all the next stages are ongoing under their thorough check. On average, front-end development prices start from $1,000 to $12,500 and over. The front-end development cost depends on the website responsiveness and animation complexity.

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Back-End Development

The most commonly used technologies used for back-end development include Node.js, Express.js, Nest.js, .NET. 

Without the back-end, nothing will happen on a website. Even a big button under a registration form mentioned below will not work when you click. As well, data about you as a new user won’t be delivered to a server. The back-end is the heart fueling the website functionality. None feature, even the smallest one, will not without it. It also means that back-end development may take a significant part of the overall website development cost.

Back-end development costs usually vary from $4,000 to $12,500 and up. They are influenced by the integration with third-party services, non-standard data processing (e.g., audio), and complex queries.

Admin Panel Development

An admin panel (or content management system) allows you to create, organize, and edit website content. It enables you to easily change and edit the text on a website without asking developers about it.

There are many ready-made and comparatively less expensive CMS solutions like Shopify, WordPress, Drupal, etc. However, as known, any out-of-the-box solution has a limited number of features and may appear to be not secure enough to protect all data about your users, customers, and company. Costs of custom CMS development range between $3,000 and $9,000 and more.

8 Most Common Questions Asked by Our Clients

1. How much should a website cost in 2020?

The cost of custom website development in 2020 is around $2,500 and $38,000 and over. However, everything depends on your specific requirements and goals. 

2. How long does it take to build a basic website?

Usually, it takes from 50 to 260+ hours to design and build a basic website.

3. How much does it cost to build a website for a small business?

The cost of a website for small businesses significantly depends on the features you’d like to include. The approximate cost to develop a website is $9,500-$13,000 and up.

4. How much should an eCommerce website cost?

On average, an eCommerce website may cost around $17,500 – $95,000 and up, depending on its complexity and your specific requirements.

5. How much does a landing page cost?

A well-designed and animation-rich landing page usually costs $2,500 to $5,000 and more.

6. How much does it cost to hire a web development company?

The price for website development services varies in different locations. For example, you may pay $35-$50 per hour of development in Eastern Europe, $65-$90 is Western Europe, $75-$150 in North America, $85-$130 in Australia.

7. How much does it cost to build a website from scratch?

The cost may vary between $2,500 and $95,000. Everything depends on your requirements.

8. How long does it take to create a custom website?

Commonly, custom website development takes from 15 to 750 hours and more, although it may also depend on the project complexity.

Hopefully, this guide would be helpful to you and enable you to easily navigate in the website development costs and processes. At Fireart Studio, we care about every client’s requirement and take time to understand business goals. It helps us deliver great outcomes and drive success for our clients.

If you want to develop a robust, secure, and engaging website that works like a revenue-generating machine, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation with our expert.