what costs what?

we're a flexible bunch about pricing, but this gives you some ballpark figures...

Jackdaw web package

the jackdaw web package, £250...

The Jackdaw web package is designed to get you up and running with a brand new website or with a revised and modernised version of your existing site. We'll redesign your layouts and graphics, hand-code your site into properly styled and validated markup, give your content a bit of a polish, and put together the usual handful of pages (home, about, contact, etc.) using your new, up-to-date site template. It might be a simple site, but it'll be handcrafted and unique to you... home...

redesigned layout and graphics... polished content... hand-coded styling and markup... cross-browser testing... basic search optimisation... webmail set up... our usual aftercare support... see an example...
Magpie web package

the magpie web package, £400...

The Magpie web package has all the features of the Jackdaw package along with some pretty useful additional ones. As well as extra pages, we give you a tailored content management system (CMS) which allows you to modify and edit elements of your site through a password-protected 'back-end' page. So, for example, you can add news stories, upload customer comments, or add a blog. Making your page dynamic like this maintains the interest of readers and, with the Magpie package, we'll usually throw in a few extra goodies for free... home...

all the features of the jackdaw package plus extra pages and a tailored management system... and a few goodies on the side... see an example
Raven web package

the raven web package, £800...

The Raven package is the ideal solution for clients who want to upload a lot of content and make regular changes to their site. Along with our usual great design and markup, we build you a tailored database to hold and manage the content for your site, and we provide you with a clever yet simple back-end site to manage everything. Using the database and some cunning coding, your site generates pages for viewers 'on the fly' so your site has as few or as many pages as you want. This is ideal for product catalogues, restaurant menus, regular blog posting, sharing photographs, or for an online shop... all crafted so it looks great and works brilliantly... home...

a bespoke, database-driven website... personalised back-end site to manage content... generates pages 'on the fly'... ideal for catalogues, shops, portfolios, restaurants or blog posting... see an example
Added goodies

add on some goodies, from £40...

So you have your basic site up and running and doing cool things... but there are other bits and pieces you would like us to do for you. Here are ballpark figures for some of our add-ons and other services... Contact us for definitive quotes...

hosting: £40/year (20MB files) + £10 per extra 20MB content... search engine optimisation to improve site ranking: £100 for mainpage... £50 per additional page (not usually needed)... animated photo gallery: £100... gallery plus: £180 (includes database, uploaders and back-end management of the gallery)... pro copywriting: £50/page... logo design: £100 (hi-res vector logo for print and web)... social plug-in: £50 (add facebook and twitter links and feeds to your site)... social plus: £80/month (throughout each month we will conduct social media marketing of your site on facebook and twitter according to a pre-planned strategy)... print design: from £40... home...

from hosting to social media marketing, we can take your site further...
Black Crow Valley

a word about pricing...

We enjoy what we do, and we love putting together great-looking sites with cracking, punchy copy and graphics throughout. It makes us happy and proud. Unfortunately, the reality is we have to try and make a living from designing this stuff.

Putting together a pricing scheme for Black Crow was very difficult... no two sites are the same and functions that are simple to execute on one site can be much more difficult to do on another. Charging by the hour seems wrong for philosophical and client peace-of-mind reasons, so we've placed a value on each element of our work based on the usual complexity of the task. This allows us to give you a project price up front which means you don't have an ass-clenching 'this is the bill' moment. We think it's a fair, open and intelligent way to handle pricing, whilst still giving you great value for money... home...

we give you our skills for a fair price, giving you great results in return.