Originally Posted by sammy87
Thanks for the info! My wife has a friend from school thats trying to start a web page design company and he said he would do it for $400. Do you think this is good and save us a bunch of asspain?
What exactly are they going to do? Initial design & setup? What type of page is it going to be? What does that $400 include? - There are domain registration fees (yearly) and web hosting fees (monthly) included with owning a webpage.
With a little research & learning, you could make up a basic webpage and have the knowledge it takes to make changes to it whenever you want - again, with the right web hosting and editing software. It'll be a simply page, but at least, you're able to go and make redesign changes at anytime.
To get the most out of a webpage and the amount of money you're paying to have a webpage - you'll want more than just a basic one page bare bones website. The more complex websites get, they'll usually need some sort of 'upkeep' and you'll always want to make changes to it, add new content, change old content - or else, people will get bored with it (if its a business, you'll want to attract customers). So..........with that being said.....
The person whom you are considering to pay $400 to make the webpage - will they be available to you in the future to make changes to the website and how much will that cost?