Many online businesses are booming, and Hong Kong is one of the best places to start one.
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At Ugli, we continually strive to keep our prices competitive. But it can be hard to know exactly what that means – many web design companies are coy about publishing their fees or unwilling to give even ballpark figures, making comparisons difficult. So how much should you actually be paying a web design company, and what can you expect to receive in return?
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In all but the smallest organisations multiple individuals and departments want to be represented on the website's home-page.The organisation may offer multiple services or products, there may be upcoming events, or perhaps someone senior has decreed that their latest pensées must be feautred on the home-page.
For this reason, websites often use carousels to shoe-horn content from multiple sources into the prominent "above the fold" section of the homepage.
I realised early in my career that any client who can't answer that question – quickly – is not going to be much fun to work for. And it's amazing how many people can't.
There aren't that many reasons why you would need a website. Generally – and I'm assuming you're a small business based in Hong Kong – they boil down to variations of the following:
NOTE: There is an updated version of this entry.
As a web designer, it's actually very hard to know how much the competition is charging.
I've never been prepared to mislead my peers – many of whom I know personally – by submitting phoney enquiries to root out their fees. I do always ask clients where their other quotes came in but generally they have the integrity not to tell me. This leaves hearsay, anecdote and the occasional glimpse behind the curtain at a competitive proposal. Over the many years that I've been doing this, however, this adds up to a fairly accurate picture, so although the quality of the data on which the following is based is far from perfect, I'm confident that it is still more or less correct. (The plural of anecdote is not data, but over a long enough timeline it does get closer.)