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Website Development Work Type Services and Rates


Services and Rates
Work Type Services Rates
Site Strategy (SS) $85.00
Abstract Design (AD) $85.00
Project Management (PM) $85.00
Meeting (M) $75.00
Research (R) $85.00
Hosting (H) $85.00
Design (D) $85.00
Production (P) $85.00
Advanced Production (AP) $95.00
Motion Production (MP) $95.00
Internet Marketing (IM) $85.00
Social Media Network Marketing (SNM) $75.00
Database Administration (DB) $95.00
System Administration (SY) $85.00
Quality Assurance (QA) $85.00
Consulting $125.00

Billable Work Types and Rates

*1) Site Strategy (SS) involves analyzing business goals for a site and coming up with an effective plan to achieve those goals. Site Strategy is the thinking and planning that all other aspects of the site follow.
Explore and Inventory Site Assets, Business Catalyst Modules, Code bases, Images, Video, etc. to assist in Scope of Work

2) Abstract Design (AD) is taking Site Strategy and communicating it in visual form. This includes mock ups, wire frames, site maps, flow diagrams, and other forms of documentation.

3) Project Management (PM) is the defining "scope of work", planning, scheduling, and controlling of the tasks that must be completed to reach your goal and the allocation of the resources to perform those tasks. Project Management involves balancing the tradeoffs between time, talent, cost & scope to create the best possible end product.

4) Meeting (M) face-to-face or phone time that is organized and structured and typically includes an agenda and assigned follow ups.

*5) Research (R) occasionally clients request integration with existing technologies or third party applications, but aren’t sure about the ramifications to their current web site. This billable type is used to investigate solutions, install demo programs, utilities, and analyze software to make the best possible solution.

6) Hosting (H) involves activities such as hosting set up, analyzing web stats, domain name registration (DNS), Mail Server Settings (MX Records) domain name transfers, or researching hosting companies.

7) Design (D) is the utilization of graphic design for the development This includes color theory, use of lines, use of texture, backgrounds, use of icons, favicons, and other means necessary for maximum visual impact

8) Production (P) is the use of a web developer to produce browser-based templates and collateral elements which meet project goals and guidelines. This includes HTML5, XHTML, cascading style sheets (CSS), (SCSS), (SAAS) and basic JavaScript, jQuery.

8.1) Advanced Production (AP) typically involves JavaScript and client side technologies to handle forms, form validation, dynamic mouse over's, menu navigation, AJAX effects, behaviors, etc.

8.2) Motion Production (MP) is the use of a web programmer to produce motion or video. This includes Macromedia Flash, QuickTime, QTVR, slider shows, sliders, image rotators and other motion related web technologies.

9) Internet Marketing (IM) is the use of Email marketing and blogging.

9.1) Social Network Marketing (SNM) is the implementation of Face book, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google +, Twitter, etc.

10) Database Administration (DB) includes information level and physical level database design, UML, Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD), SQL tuning, data definition language & data manipulation language.

10.1) Engineering (E) is the use of a programmer using server-side scripting languages to add advanced features and functionality to a web project. Included within this category are: PHP, ASP, .NET, and CGI programming.

11) System Administration (SY) involves activities performed by a system administrator (or "admin", "site admin") such as configuring servers, installing Operating Systems or modules, implementing redundancy schemes, monitoring security configuration, monitoring disk space and other resource use, performing backups, and setting up new hardware and web server software.

12) Quality Assurance (QA) is ensuring that expected outcomes match actual outcomes. Testing may include ad-hoc testing, creating test cases and browser compatibility. QA is built into project management section, "quality built in".