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How much does a Mobile Website Cost in 2015?

Mobile Website Cost in 2015

 

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Mobile websites have a responsive web design that allows flexibility to its user depending on the size of the screen they’re using.

The cost of a mobile website greatly depends on your website intentions and where you want your starting point to be. If your website is already up and running and mobile-friendly, it’ll be a lot cheaper than starting from scratch. But, in general, you should be able to get a basic mobile-friendly website for less than $2,000.

But that’s not a hard and fast rule being that mobile-friendly websites can take longer to build than normal websites, as well as the additional testing. The cost to upgrade an old website to be mobile-friendly completely depends on how it was constructed. There are some types of websites that simply can’t be upgraded to be mobile-friendly – and others that aren’t worth upgrading because it would simply take too long to do. As with most things, there are a few possible issues you should consider and be aware of in your pursuit of a mobile-friendly site.

 

Does your site have any of the issues stated below?

If the answer is yes, then you need to quickly contact a web designer and get cracking on getting your site up and going! And the cost will be close to build a new site, the price you are looking for should be around $2,000 for a standard site, $4,000 to $5,000 for e-commerce site.

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Your website is an older online shop

Most online shops built pre-2012 aren’t mobile-friendly at all.

Your website was built using Flash

Flash-based websites rely on animation and aren’t well supported on mobile phones. Apple products have trouble displaying flash, and they don’t function well on small screens. Just forget about it and start again.

Your website was built using out-of-date methods

Your images and layout are old and very dated; your site fonts are small and hard to read. Newer sites are using 14-16 font that you don’t have to strain your eyes to read.

You constructed your own website

If your site was built by an amateur or is more than 2-3 years old, then the techniques used to build it probably mean that it’s not going to be an easy to upgrade and you’d be better off starting over.

Your website was built by your 15-year old neighbour for a can of milo.

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Design errors made by beginners who don’t know any better are very common, and should be taken into consideration when building your site. Meaning that pack of milo that you paid for your site might end up costing you a lot more in the end.

 

If you site was made using following system:

Content management system:

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E-commerce content management system:

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If yes, the cost will be much cheaper. It is actually a pretty good news for most new websites. As those websites were built using latest techniques, they are open source content management system, with huge amount of powerful plugins/extensions, which will save us lots of time while we are building mobile website.

Thus, for the websites using system listed above, upgrading to a mobile website cost could be under $1,000 for a standard site, and under $2,000 for e-commerce site. All things considered, that’s really cheap.