Website Design Proposal

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									This document proposes the terms to design or modify a website. If the client agrees to
the proposal, it creates a binding contract between both parties. This document
contains optional language that can be used to either design a website from scratch or
modify a current website. In addition, this document includes a form that the client
completes that helps the designer determine the client's specific needs. This document
can be used by small businesses that offer website design services and want to submit
a proposal to potential clients for their services.
                                 Website Design Proposal
THIS AGREEMENT to design or modify a website (the “Agreement”), made this ____ day of
_____________, 201__, is entered into by and between ____________________________,
[Provide name of person or business that wants a website] with his/her/its principal place of
business at ____________________ (hereinafter, the “Client”), and _____________________
[Provide name of person who will be designing the website] (hereinafter, the “Designer”), an
individual or business located at __________________________ [Address of Designer].

WHEREAS the Client requires the services of the Designer in respect to a website that currently
exists, or, that Client wishes Designer to create;

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements herein
contained, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of
which is hereby acknowledged, the parties covenant and agree as follows:
        1.     [ ] Designer will create a new website, in lines with the requirements set out in
the attached Schedule A, below.
                 [ ] Designer will modify Client's existing website, in lines with the requirements
set out in the attached Schedule A, below.
       [Instruction: Place an “x” in the paragraph above that applies. Delete or cross out
the paragraph that does not apply.]
        2.      Designer will begin work on the date of _________________, 201____.
       3.       The work will be completed by the date of _________________, 201____
(hereinafter, the “Completion Date”), subject to the conditions in paragraph # 4, below.
        4.      Client agrees to provide all necessary information to Designer within ______ ( )
days of a written request. For the purposes of this paragraph, an email request from Designer for
such information (including, but not limited to, photographs, ad copy, contact info, etc.), that is
sent to _____@________ [Provide an email address for Client, or a person authorized to act
on behalf of Client.] will be treated as a valid writing. If Client takes a period of time longer
than the ____ ( ) days mentioned in this paragraph, then the Completion Date will be extended
by the same number of days.
       5.     Client will make an initial payment of ___________ ($ ____) Dollars to Designer
before any work is to begin.
        6.      Client will make a progress payment of ____________ ($ ____) Dollars, which is
due once Designer _____________________________________________________.
[Instruction: Provide a brief description of a stage of progress where Designer will be
entitled to a second payment.]

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        7.     Upon the completion of the website design/modification, Client will have
_______ ( ) days to evaluate the website, to ensure that it is functioning properly. Designer
agrees to cure all “bugs” and non-functioning aspects of his/her/its work for no additional
charge, and these fixes will be performed within _______ additional days after receiving notice
of any such defect(s). If, however, any problems are identified after _______ ( ) days
[Instruction: Here provide a “deadline” time period, after which the Designer will no
longer be responsible], then Designer will not be liable for fixing those defects. Any work done
by Designer in this circumstance will be the subject of a separate negotiation and agreement
between Client and Designer.
        8.      Once the Designer has completed the website, and the “deadline” period
identified in Paragraph Seven, above, has passed, a final payment of ___________ ($ ____)
Dollars is due to Designer, and is due within ____ days of the aforementioned deadline date.
        9.    In the event of a dispute, both parties agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the
courts of _______________. [Instruction: Provide the location where both parties agree that
any dispute will be heard.]
       10.        Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by, interpreted and
enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of _______________ [PROVIDE NAME OF
STATE] (regardless of the laws that might be applicable under principles of conflicts of laws).
        11.         Severability. In the event that any one or more of the provisions contained
herein, or the application thereof in any circumstance, is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable in
any jurisdiction, the validity, legality and enforceability of any such provision in such
jurisdiction in any other respect and of the remaining provisions herein shall not be affected or
impaired thereby.
        12.         Entire Agreement. This Agreement contains the entire understanding of the
parties. There are no representations, warranties, promises, covenants or undertakings of any
nature whatsoever, except as herein expressly set forth. This Agreement supersedes all prior
agreements and understandings between the parties with respect to such subject matter.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Agreement to be executed the day and
year first above written.

By: ___________________________
Print Name of Designer ______________________

By: _____________________________
Print Name of Client _______________________

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                                           SCHEDULE A

                                    List of work to be performed.

Client's needs for his or her or its website:
[Instruction: In each of the below categories, delete or cross out each item that is NOT
needed. Add information, as needed, for any work not already listed.]
Initial Setup
[ ] I have an existing web site. (0 Hours)
[ ] I need a basic blog site. (3 Hours)
[ ] I need a basic, off the shelf, template based type site set up (6 Hours)
[ ] I need a completely custom site. (15 Hours)
[ ] (other) _______________________________________

Site Layout Design
[ ] I do not need any unique graphics designed for this project. (0 Hours)
[ ] I have all my graphics but they need to be integrated. (3 Hours)
[ ] I have a template but it needs minor customization. (6 Hours)
[ ] I have a template but it needs major customization. (10+ Hours)
[ ] I would like a custom design created for my site. (20+ Hours)
[ ] (other) ________________________________________

Other Graphic Features
[ ] I need some custom graphics made. (4 Hours)
[ ] I need graphic mouse-over buttons. (4 Hours)
[ ] I need a few stock photographs integrated. (4 Hours)
[ ] I need a several stock photographs integrated. (9 Hours)
[ ] (other) _______________________________________________

[ ] I need a flash menu. (6 Hours)
[ ] I need a short custom Flash animation. (3 Hours)
[ ] I want my site in Flash a total of pages. (5 Hours per Page)
[ ] I need a Flash banner. (4 Hours)
[ ] (other) ________________________________________

[ ] I will add my content with a content manager. (0 Hours)
[ ] I will supply pages of content in MS Word or other electronic media. (3 Hours per Page)
[ ] I need pages of copy-writing done for my content. (5 Hours per Page)
[ ] (other) ________________________________________

Public Features
[ ] Member Registration (6 Hours)
[ ] Discussion Forums--simple (5 Hours)

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[   ]   Discussion Forms--complex (5-15+ hours)
[   ]   Auction Interface (8 Hours)
[   ]   RSS News Feeds (5 Hours)
[   ]   Classifieds (6 Hours)
[   ]   Contact Form (3 Hours)
[   ]   Links Page (3 Hours)
[   ]   Site Search (4 Hours)
[   ]   Email Auto-responders (2 Hours)
[   ]   File Uploads (8 Hours)
[   ]   Google Adsense Integration (or other similar tracking program) (2 Hours)
[   ]   (other) ________________________________________

[ ] Simple shopping cart (5 Hours)
[ ] Complex shopping cart (5-10+ hours)
[ ] Database shopping cart (10 Hours)
[ ] Credit Card Processing (4 Hours)
[ ] PayPal (or another similar 3rd-Party payment processing program) Processing (3 Hours)
[ ] (other) ________________________________________

Admin Features
[ ] Off the shelf site Blog (3 Hours)
[ ] Custom Site Blog (6 Hours)
[ ] Custom Content Manager (6 Hours)
[ ] Off the shelf Content Manager (2 Hours)
[ ] Photo Gallery (6+ Hours) (Depending on the number of photos and photo galleries)
[ ] Member Administration (5 Hours)
[ ] Database Reports (5 Hours)
[ ] Traffic Statistic Reports (1 Hour)
[ ] (other) ________________________________________

[ ] Meta-Tag Keyword Optimization (5 Hours)
[ ] Search Engine Submission (3 Hours)
[ ] Minor Link Building (6 Hours)
[ ] Major Link Building (12 Hours)
[ ] Press Release--Writing (4 Hours)
[ ] Press Release--Submission (1 Hour)
[ ] (other) ________________________________________

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