What does a website cost?

What does a website cost?.

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What does a website cost?

What does a website cost?

Need a website? Why not give Offroadcode a call. They wrote a brilliant article last year see link :- http://whatdoesawebsitecost.co.uk/Grid.aspx

which we included in our resource list see earlier post

Things to consider when calculating the cost of a website

Week two on the job

We have a first draft of a data model and are hoping to have a final draft by the end of the week,

We shall be using html5 going forward to design the data base and the business logic layer which brings us nicely to :

What does a website cost below is a short list of things we added to our wish list

A, include testing through out site

B, cloud solution for hosting

C, search facilities within site required

D, Information will be stored on a data base

E, video will be integrated

F, It most be scalable

G, it needs to be small screen friendly

H,multi lingual support to be provided

I, Build , Test , Deploy

 

 

1, the primary purpose of an mvp is to answer questions (learn) not make money :-http://bit.ly/xxv4QO

What are your measurable goals :- Turnover , Downloads, Conversions ,sales

We have decided to ensure we can test for conversions from free to premium

2, the secondary purpose to scorch the earth around our moat see article :-  http://bit.ly/fi5e8m

We shall be releasing in various languages

 

3, We are blown away by the  free advise in online marketing we have already had from @neilpatel and the  wonderful  folks at @quicksprout . Twitter really is “a big deal”

4, vanity we could deliver a far sleeker product without adverts also there would be no brand confusion

We have new graphics

5, sanity a faster sleeker product will get us more downloads

We are addressing the issue of sales by launching with the premium option available from the get go and a model for revenue generation that can be tested

Unfortunately we can’t build as lo fi a site as we would like without missing the core functionality,we are going to have to invest a bit of time and money to get the basic functionality up and running

In the realisation of this we have had to do a fair bit of customer research further strengthning our resolve to push on through convinced of the value adding properties we are building .

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Mad About Design

Mad About Design.

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Mad About Design

This week has been all about design

From logos to page designs,  wire frames and platforms, functions  and features .

We have decided on our Logo and just need it to be fleshed out, so there is a coherence between the various iterations from avatars to letterheads

We have our first two advisers on board they shall be giving advice on programming they are seasoned veterans in enterprise software

We have decided to go with a standard  java/J2ME  web site for speed and ease of conversion

We shall be looking to use apache flex to deliver to each of our targeted platforms see article :- http://bit.ly/xHhBaf

We decided not to bother with trying to serve adverts on the platforms as a source of revenue

1, the primary purpose of an mvp is to answer questions (learn) not make money see article :-http://bit.ly/xxv4QO

2, the secondary purpose to scorch the earth around our moat see article :-  http://bit.ly/fi5e8m

3, we felt uncomfortable asking for help and advice on forums and sites if you have adverts on the app

4, vanity we could deliver a far sleeker product without adverts also there would be no brand confusion

5, sanity a faster sleeker product will get us more downloads

We trimmed down our features list

And have started work on our landing page and news letter which would be going out to announce the product once built

We should have finalized all design question marks by the end of this week and should be into the build proper

 

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building a webstartup the leanstartup way

a little bit of history …… while working on keeping a 30 year old manufacturing business alive , we had to look at “the internet” to further distribution , we stumbled upon the leanstartup methodology.

In applying this to the business we discovered our “MVP” minimum viable product was not our traditional product we arrived at “the Epiphany” and hence our decision to “Pivot”

At present we are at stage 4 of

How to Build a Web Startup: Lean LaunchPad Edition

Steve Blank :- the most influential blog we read in 2011.

We are currently building a lo fi site

here is a list of weblinks we found most help full from people we follow on twitter which have been the basis of our research

lean startup links

and here is a link to our previous blog from the manufacturing firm which lead to the current iteration

who’s eating my lunch

http://bit.ly/vs5GCN

From this you’ll notice it could be said we have had a dry run , we feel optimistic about our chances , its a new year and we feel good

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Whats in a name

Whats in a name.

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