Website Design & Development Agreement
This Website Design & Development Agreement (the "Agreement") is entered into by and between:
Client: Service Provider: Boost Solutions
The Client engages the Service Provider to provide the following services:
The Service Provider shall commence work within 7 days after payment is received and must complete the services within 30 days.
The Client agrees to pay the Service Provider the total sum of $for the services rendered, as specified in the pricing table above:
The Service Provider will invoice the Client in full on or after this contract is signed. The Client shall make a 50% deposit payment before work commences. Payments are due within 7 days of receiving the invoice or Any payments made after this period will incur a late fee of $500 per month.
- 50% deposit upfront- 50% balance upon successful testing and readiness for deployment
NB: If the Client is unable to provide all necessary content at this stage, the final invoice will be issued upon project completion, whether with client content or placeholders. Failure to pay the final invoice within the specified credit terms releases the Service Provider from further project obligations.
This Agreement aims to define the scope of work, responsibilities, and terms of engagement between and Boost Solutions. It establishes a mutual understanding of expectations and outlines the process for the design and development of a website.
5. Responsibilities of the Parties
- Provide all necessary materials, including text, images, and information, in a timely manner.- Review and provide feedback on the Service Provider's work promptly.- Adhere to the payment schedule outlined in this Agreement.
Boost Solutions agrees to:
- Deliver the services in a professional and timely manner.- Maintain the confidentiality of client information.- Perform necessary design revisions within the specified limits.
In the event that Boost solutions is designing the application, it will create designs for the website's look and feel, layout, and functionality. This Agreement includes one main design with up to two rounds of revisions. If the Client is not satisfied with the designs at this stage, they shall pay for the work completed up to that point.
7. HTML and CSS Layout Templates
If HTML markup and CSS templates are part of the project, Boost Solutions will develop them using valid HTML and CSS code. Compatibility will be tested on current versions of major browsers and devices. Support for older or less capable browsers is not included, unless specified, and will be subject to additional charges.
8. Technical Support – Hosting
Boost Solutions may provide website hosting services. If the Client chooses to host independently, Boost Solutions will charge a one-time installation fee. Ongoing updates, management, and support of the server will be the Client's responsibility.
The Client is responsible for supplying text content in digital format. If stock photographs are required, the Client may purchase them separately. Any time spent searching for photographs will be billed at the standard discovery rate.
10. Changes and Revisions
This Agreement acknowledges that project requirements may evolve. Any changes to the scope of work will be discussed and agreed upon, with associated costs and timelines adjusted accordingly. Major changes may result in a new project agreement.
11. Legal Provisions
- Limitation of Liability: The Service Provider shall not be liable for any damages, including lost profits or consequential damages, arising from the operation or inability to operate the website.- Severability: If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unlawful or unenforceable, it will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions.
The Client guarantees ownership or permission to use all elements provided for inclusion in the website. Upon receipt of final payment, copyright ownership is as follows:
- Client owns graphics and visual elements created by Boost Solutions.- Boost Solutions retains ownership of markup, CSS, and code.- Boost Solutions reserves the right to display the completed project in its portfolio.
13. Transfer and Validity
This Agreement is not transferable without the written consent of both parties. If any part of this Agreement becomes invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions remain in effect. This contract is governed by the laws of Australia.
14. Term and Termination
Either party may terminate this Agreement with 7 days written notice. The Client will pay for completed work and reimburse prior expenses upon termination.
This Agreement represents the understanding between the parties and supersedes any prior agreements, whether written or verbal.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What is information architecture?
Information architecture is the relationship of how all the different pages of a website are related to each other. This is communicated visually through a sitemap.
2. What is an interactive prototype?
An interactive prototype is a black-and-white version of your website that is designed to prove the functionality and features as they will work in the browser. No design elements are applied at this stage as the prototype is just built to allow all parties to make final decisions on the functionality.
3. Why do you use WordPress?
WordPress is open-source content management software and currently powers around 28% of all websites on the Internet. The project is contributed to by tens of thousands of developers all over the world and is growing from strength to strength. WordPress allows us to develop flexible and customizable websites to modern standards and observes web development best practices. Furthermore, the community of web developers that use WordPress reaches far and wide and allows us to tap into this collective intelligence and bring that wealth of experience to your project.
4. Who do I call if something goes wrong with the website or I can’t figure something out?
Provided you subscribe to one of our hosting or ongoing website care plans, we will be your first point of call should something go wrong with your website. We will determine whether it is something the hosting company needs to fix or something that is covered by your website plan.
5. What happens after the website is launched?
Once your website is launched, we will provide 30 days of support to make sure any bugs have been ironed out and that you are confident in using your new website. After this, you will need to subscribe to one of our ongoing website care plans to make sure your website is looked after and maintained. These website care plans include updating your software, regular backups, security checks, and making sure your website is online and open for business 24/7/365.
6. How long will it take to appear at the top of Google?
The time it takes for your website to appear on page 1 of Google depends on a number of factors. It depends on the search phrase people are using to find your website and the number of other websites that are also available for those search phrases. Nobody can truly say how long it will take for your website to appear at the top of search engine results pages (including people who actually work for Google), however, several factors can improve your chances. Building your website on WordPress is a good start as WordPress has some great Search Engine Optimization fundamentals built-in. Creating unique and interesting content on a regular basis for your website is also critical to increasing your visibility among search engines. Launching your website and then forgetting about it is a surefire way to get lost amongst the noise. We are happy to talk to you more about your search engine strategy if we haven’t already.
7. How will I know if anyone is visiting my website?
We will install Google Analytics software on your new website and show you how to log into your Google Analytics account where you can see a wide range of statistics about your website including the number of visits, page views and the amount of time people are spending on your website.
Once you subscribe to one of our website care plans you will also receive a more detailed analysis of your website performance and recommendations on how to improve.
8. What happens if I want to add some features to the website while you’re building it?
Whilst we like to be flexible and responsive to your needs, we also like to deliver what we promise within the timeframes and budgets we have allowed. If you ask us to add new features to your website while we are building it, will most likely ask why. If we all agree that your new request will help us achieve our objectives, then we will be more than happy to oblige. If this new feature is something you would like to add to your website but is not directly tied to your original objectives, then we will suggest scheduling it for a second iteration of the website once it has been launched. This will require a new proposal.
To initiate the project, shall:
1. Sign and confirm the proposal, 2. Check your email for the invoice3. Submit an initial payment of 50% of the total project fee to commence the project.
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Signed by Jarrod Hall
Signed On: December 18, 2023
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