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#16 Grinch

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 12:59

If anyone have an iPhone can you test it and see it looks right

:-)

 

I can't say much about how it looks on an iPhone but I can say that it doesn't look broken at all on the Nokia Lumia 925. :)




#17 vetDirtyLarry

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 13:15

Back when I did website design, this was awhile ago grant you and I also did a decent amount of Flash websites as well (as I said, it was a while ago, has been almost 6 years since I even touched a website) I charged NO LESS than $50 an hour, and I preferred to get more. The reason I got out of doing websites all together was the people who do insist it should be cheaper, and who in fact made it an almost "template" driven commodity. Just as with any type of special services offered out there, people found a way to make it cheap and affordable to all, thus making the custom built website business a truly hard one to be in.

 

Sure, those types of sites have their time and place, but I never did that or considered doing that. I always gave each customer their own custom design. I was offering a very specialized service, and as a result was a specialist. If you look at any other field, specialists charge a whole lot of money per hour. Yet for some reason it got to the point where web designers were no longer considered specialists. A lot of that does have to do with how easily certain places made putting up a website for the average user.

 

Now with that said, I think you have done a very nice, clean website here. Few spelling mistakes, nothing that cannot be fixed easily. But does the site separate itself enough from a template driven service that the customer could have used for a fraction of the price? I think it probably does to be honest, but this is the world you now face. Web Design is probably the toughest, most competitive field for a designer to be in right now.

 

Just have to keep this in mind, and in the future no matter how good of friends you are with the client and how much work they have given you in the past, etc., set the price up front. At the very least set an hourly rate and their maximum budget.

 

I realize this post can come off as negative, but that is not my intent at all. It is just to say due to the competitiveness of web design and the fact there are so many outlets out there that have cheapened the whole web world, figure out what is going to separate your web design from those services. How do you bring a value they do not? And it is always best to present yourself as a specialist who deserves to be paid specialist money. For example your client for this website, they are a specialist for roofing are they not? I guarantee you they are charging accordingly, so do not feel as if you cannot do the same as well.

 

Good luck. (Y) 



#18 Kalint

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 16:35

idk if it'd charge that much without doing any sort of programming.



#19 thatguyandrew1992

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 04:44

Looks good on Android. Using the dolphin browser.

#20 Sandor

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 02:14

Really up to you to decide what your time is worth. You've mentioned 60 hours. Figure out what an hour of your time is worth. An average salary in the US would probably work out about $20-25/hr. Up to you where you place yourself.

 

It appears you have the site on the live server...seems a tad risky if you've not been paid yet surely? A simple change of the FTP password and you're out of luck.



#21 OP ACTIONpack

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 02:28

Really up to you to decide what your time is worth. You've mentioned 60 hours. Figure out what an hour of your time is worth. An average salary in the US would probably work out about $20-25/hr. Up to you where you place yourself.

 

It appears you have the site on the live server...seems a tad risky if you've not been paid yet surely? A simple change of the FTP password and you're out of luck.

Been working with this guy for years. So there is no risk having it online.



#22 +Seahorsepip

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 05:18

Depends if it's a parttime job next to your actual job or not, as example I don't charge that much for just template work and it also doesn't take that long to just add mediaqueries (lol) ;)

But just frontend mediaqueries work like this should have been do able in 12 hours so 12*$20= $240 is the average price I would have asked.