The design phase can take up to 2 months before an initial design is ready to be programmed. This part of the planning process can be difficult to complete especially, because the designer of the website must be able to transform your thoughts and vision into the website. Therefore, multiple meetings and or designs might be needed.
Once the design phase is completed, the programming phase commences and this is the most important stage the planning process. When a website is built, there are certain factors that need to be taken into consideration. The coding of the website is fairly easy, but the manner in which it is coded, will determine if the website delivers to it’s maximum potential. The latter is very important for the purpose of maintenance. Most website development companies do charge an hourly rate for maintenance. This might become a costly process, as updates on the website might be of a complex process due to the initial coding phase of the website. These rates range from about R250.00 to R500.00 an hour, depending on the updates.
The best way to avoid these unnecessary costs is to have a cms (content management system) built into the website. Pictures and text content can then be updated at any time when it is convenient for you. Due to complexity of such a system, the cost can range from approximately R 5,000.00 to R 25,000.00, depending on number of updates per day, week or month.
The program design of such a cms system can become very expensive and can take between 3 and 5 months for development. Such a cms system must naturally consist of a user friendly interface to enable easy understanding of all the available functions.
The total time required for design and implementation of a website with a cms system can take up to 8 months with a once-off cost of approximately R35,000.00. To keep the system active on-line, there would be monthly costs ranging from R 150.00 to R 500.00 per month. There are also annual costs to ranging from R200.00 to R400.00 for Domain renewal.
The alternative would be to just pay R29.00 per month or R330.00 per annum for your Star Shop.
The Star Link, Star Shop provides a beautiful design, fully customizable, with an amazing user friendly and functional cms system at your fingertips.
The Star Shop “set-up” can be done within 5 minutes and you can upload your content in a flash, at any time, as often as you would like, at no additional costs. No maintenance fees, no contracts.
Just sign up today and use your mouse to take the Star Link Star Shop for a test drive.
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