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Website Contract

Website Contract

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Published by John Romaine
The following is a free preview of the website contract template included in my Web Design Business Start-up Kit.
The following is a free preview of the website contract template included in my Web Design Business Start-up Kit.

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Published by: John Romaine on Jul 11, 2012
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[your logo here]
Web Development Contract
[your business name here]
Professional Web Design
Prepared by [your name here] 
[your business name here]
This is a
free preview
of the
taken from the
Web Design Business Start-up Kit
byJohn Romaine.For more information about the kit, and all of the contract and document templates included, please visit
1.AUTHORISATION[clients business name here]
is engaging
[your business name here],
a sole proprietor, located in
[your location here],
as an independent contractor for the specific purpose of developing and/or improving a World Wide Web site to be installed on the client's web space located on an Internet ServiceProvider's (ISP) server.Hereafter, the client will be known as the "Client" and
[your business name here] 
will be known as the"Developer."The Client will establish a separate contract with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) for hosting, or theDeveloper will establish one for the Client. The Client hereby authorizes the Developer to access thisaccount, and authorizes the Host Provider to provide the Developer with "write permission" for theClient's web page directory, cgi-bin directory, and any other directories or programs which need to beaccessed for this project.
It is agreed that this account will be hosted by
[hosts business name here]
. In the opinion of theDeveloper this Host Provider offers superior service and affordable value. The Developer will secure thisaccount on behalf of the Client or assist the client with the process. We offer the Client the ability tosecure an account independently as a way to help the Client control cost. If however, the Client is not anadvanced user of the Internet, the Client is encouraged to use the services of the Developer to secureand maintain this account.Please note: Using an alternate host is always an option for the Client. Should the Client desire to use aHost Provider other than
[hosts business name here],
this should be made known to the Developer before any work is commenced.
The Developer will secure a domain name (www.myname.com) for the Client at the Client's request. Allcharges incurred in doing so will be billed to the Client as an addition to the base price contemplated bythis agreement. These are domain name fees, and are not a source of income for the Developer.If the Client already has a domain name, the Developer will coordinate redirecting the address to thenew host. Should the Client desire a specific domain name which is already owned by another party andnegotiations for said domain name must be undertaken by the Developer, additional charges may apply.The Client will be contacted in advance before any negotiations of this nature are undertaken or chargesare incurred.
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[your business name]Web Project Contract
This agreement contemplates up to set standard branding web pages with layout and graphic creationincluded as already indicated within the original proposal. This contract also includes a provision toassist the Client with e-mail setup using the maximum number of accounts allowed by
[hosts businessname here] 
if that is the host chosen by the Client.
Final text should be supplied by the Client unless otherwise specified. 500 words per page approximatestandard if not supplied via diskette. Web pages of more than 1,200 words of text may be subject toadditional fees for increased formatting time.
This agreement contemplates up to an average of 12 external or relative links per page. Links to externalsites may be subjected to an additional cost depending upon the total number required.
Our agreement contemplates the creation of a web site viewable by Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape 6+,Microsoft Internet Explorer 5+, 6.0. Compatibility is defined herein as all critical elements of each pagebeing viewable in these browsers. Client is aware that some advanced techniques on the Internet,however, may require a more recent browser version and brand or plug-in. Client is also aware that asnew browser versions are developed, the new browser versions may not be backward compatible. In theabsence of a Maintenance Agreement time spent to redesign a site for compatibility due to theintroduction of a new browser version will be separately negotiated and in addition to the base price of our agreement.
It is anticipated that the Developer will create, capture or receive from the Client all the graphic elementsnecessary to complete the Client's web site. This includes a basic logo, buttons, layouts andphotography as listed below. This contract does not contemplate, however, the creation of banner advertisements, branding logos or flash objects. Should the Client need animated banners or flashobjects the charge will be negotiated.
For Client's residing in the Brisbane region, the Developer will at the request of the Client visit theClient's place of business and capture up to 30 images in digital format for inclusion on the Client's website. Photographic retouching of these images is included in this agreement. If photographic capture isnecessary and the Client's place of business resides outside the Brisbane region then travel costs will beincurred.
 A logo to be used for anything other than the Internet is classed as a ‘branding logo’; this incurs agraphic design fee dependant on whether logo is for a business, corporation, non-profit organisation or club.
Java Script programming necessary to complete the Client's site is included in the base price of thiscontract. JavaScript programming also includes page redirection based on the presence or absence of aviewer's browser, plug-in, screen resolution and platform. Note however, that if additional pages are
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[your business name]Web Project Contract
necessary to accommodate specific browsers, plug-in technology, screen resolutions, or platformsadditional charges may apply if the scope contemplated by our agreement is exceeded.
This agreement does not contemplate the use of Java Applets or Flash Technologies unless specified in Appendix A. Clients are encouraged to not use Java Applets or Flash Technologies as many viewersOnline will be served an error when trying to view the page. Java Applets or Flash Technologies mayalso 'crash' older computers on download and download times for some viewers can be excessive.
This contract contemplates one basic form embedded on the Clients web site with the data captured ineach form delivered to the Client at the Client's specified e-mail address. If a specific script beyond thiscapability is requested by the Client and it must be purchased by the Developer at the Client's request,the charge for the script, if any, will be billed back to the Client.
 Although not preferred due to poor loading speeds, Macromedia Flash is always an option to the Client'sof the Developer. If chosen, the specific understanding of our arrangement will be outlined in theproposal. Flash work is charged by the hour.The Developer warrants to work earnestly to keep Client costs down.
Our base agreement does not contemplate using DHTML technology. However, as with MacromediaFlash this is always an option for the Client. If DHTML technology is desired by the Client, the rate toprogram each DHTML page will be specified the proposal. The Client understands that DHTMLtechnology may not work in older browsers and some DHTML technology is not cross-browser specific.
Our base agreement does not contemplate using Real Audio or Real Video on the Client's site. If chosen, however, the charges for such will be listed in the proposal.
Our agreement does not contemplate using QuickTime or QuickTime VR technology on the Client's website. If chosen, the charges for such will be listed in the proposal.
This contract contemplates the possibility of an e-commerce enabled site. If a shopping cart is requiredfor the Client's site,
[desired shopping cart software here]
will be the default software used and or 
[hosts business name here]
will be the host. The charges for the shopping cart will be listed in theproposal as an addition to the base price of this agreement.
This agreement contemplates the possibility of an e-commerce enabled site. If the Client selects an e-commerce enabled site, the Client is encouraged to obtain a secure certificate for online transactions.The Client understands that if they do not obtain their own secure certificate, design capabilities on theshopping cart itself may be limited. Alternatively we can provide a shared SSL certificate but againdesign capabilities on the shopping cart itself may be limited.
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