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Topic # 115240 18-Mar-2013 22:12
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I've had a request from a friend as to whether I'd put together a website for their business. I don't really have the time out of work to build a website.

Could you all please recommend some entry level website developers who could do the package deal?
You know, domain name registration, website hosting, website design, good support, etc.

Doesn't need to be local, but will need good references.

Thanks

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  Reply # 783677 18-Mar-2013 22:36
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A budget is a good place to start. You will want to chose one that has been around for a while and will be able to continue to support them for many years, rather than a freelancer.

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  Reply # 783691 18-Mar-2013 23:02
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Try Zeald http://www.zeald.com/

Or another one to try is System7 http://www.system7.co.nz/

I know the guys at both, they specialise in cost effective business sites.




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  Reply # 783696 18-Mar-2013 23:22
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Recommend that whoever you choose, that they use an opensource CMS like wordpress, Drupal or concrete 5. Then if you need to, you can move to another provider or use another developer. Avoid ones that have their own proprietary CMS (which are often rebadged opensourced ones anyway) , and won't allow you to host it elsewhere.

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  Reply # 783711 18-Mar-2013 23:53
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mattwnz: Recommend that whoever you choose, that they use an opensource CMS like wordpress, Drupal or concrete 5. Then if you need to, you can move to another provider or use another developer. Avoid ones that have their own proprietary CMS (which are often rebadged opensourced ones anyway) , and won't allow you to host it elsewhere.


Yes quite important.

Could try these guys:
http://www.social-media-solutions.co.nz/

The lady is very customer orientated.





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  Reply # 783731 19-Mar-2013 02:01
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Have a look at web widgets a NZ based Co.
http://www.websitebuilder.co.nz/




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  Reply # 783775 19-Mar-2013 09:35
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What's the budget?

Do they want to go through an agency for future brand growth or is this a one-off piece of work?

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  Reply # 784579 20-Mar-2013 16:33
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I usually link this guide from Lance Wiggs when people don't know what their budget should be, it gives a reasonable guide of what you will get for various ballpark prices:
http://lancewiggs.com/2012/05/10/buyers-and-sellers-guide-to-web-design-and-development-firms/

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