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Jar says

I want to get this theme and have it modified. (I only would want the HTML /CSS version but it would appear that it isn’t on the marketplace; I’ve already emailed the creator to see if he has an HTML /CSS version.)

I would provide the design changes myself and he/she would implement them in the coding as well as create a login system and a system that would allow for contests to be held on the site. Such as the contest holder configuring their contest per reward, types of conditions, etc.

I imagine it would be a decent amount of coding involved (databases, PHP , and a little Javascript on top of some HTML /CSS) and I know not how to code outside of HTML /CSS, hence the creation of this thread… I have a couple questions:

  1. How much would be a fair amount to pay for this service? (Incl. currency please!)
  2. How long might a project like this take to complete if the coder went at an average pace? (I know ‘average’ is subjective, so please post how long it would take you if you code)
  3. Would anybody here be able to do it for me? (I know a lot of you are very capable! I love the templates and community here.)

I don’t have any available funds at the moment, but I have procured a job so it would only be a matter of time before I could execute this.

Regards, (Jar)ed

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DMThemes says

Hi Jar, this is my opinion:

1. Probably few thousand US $ – if you want to get it done right and by a person/team with high skills. Maybe even in the price range from $5000 to $reallyHugeAmount depending on the complexity of your site. If this seems like a lot, you should know that the thing you are asking for is a custom CMS and it can be a really time-consuming project, again, depending on the complexity of your site.
Also, the fact that the design you like is a WP theme won’t speed up the whole proccess very much because your coder would have to recreate the theme from the .PSDs to fit your custom CMS .
Again, you might even find someone to do something like this for less than $1000, but the quality of such work is really really questionable.
In the end it all depends on how much you are willing to pay, but as with most things – the more expensive something is, you have more chances that it will be good :)

2. Rough estimate 2-6 weeks, depending on many factors.

3. As you said, there are lots of incredibly good guys/gals/teams here, but you should know that they are probably in that price range i mentioned – from $5000 to $reallyHugeAmount :)

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Pressateers says

Email the details to me at landon@landonw.com and I’ll quote you :)

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squaredWeb says

Deleted since i misread your Thread.

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Jar says

Hi Jar, this is my opinion:

1. Probably few thousand US $ – if you want to get it done right and by a person/team with high skills. Maybe even in the price range from $5000 to $reallyHugeAmount depending on the complexity of your site. If this seems like a lot, you should know that the thing you are asking for is a custom CMS and it can be a really time-consuming project, again, depending on the complexity of your site.
Also, the fact that the design you like is a WP theme won’t speed up the whole proccess very much because your coder would have to recreate the theme from the .PSDs to fit your custom CMS .
Again, you might even find someone to do something like this for less than $1000, but the quality of such work is really really questionable.
In the end it all depends on how much you are willing to pay, but as with most things – the more expensive something is, you have more chances that it will be good :)

2. Rough estimate 2-6 weeks, depending on many factors.

3. As you said, there are lots of incredibly good guys/gals/teams here, but you should know that they are probably in that price range i mentioned – from $5000 to $reallyHugeAmount :)

What if I was able to provide the entire design coded in HTML /CSS as well as a script that would only need to be integrated into the website, as well as a couple of small changes to said script? How much would it cost for a quality developer to do this for me? I certainly don’t want someone who I can barely communicate with, let alone with questionable coding skills.

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eddiesaints says

I think that it’s better for you to ask directly the developers.

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Pressateers says

Probably around $1500 from a quality developer like myself.

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squaredWeb says

It’s very hard to tell since you are very vague.

It’s like going to a car dealer, telling him you need a car with 4 wheels and a brake, you got tires yourself, how much does that cost.

Best thing is, choose a few developers you would like to work with, ask them if they are up to some freelancing. Then tell them exactly what you need (and show them your script etc) and get a quote from them.

Plus always remember, you get what you pay for, you might find someone doing it for 100$, but if you plan to start a business with your site you certainly dont want this person to do it.

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DMThemes says

@Jar, if that’s the case then i agree with Pressateers, probably something between 1000$ to 1500$. And it could probably be done in 1-2 weeks.

And i agree with squaredWeb, especially with this “Then tell them exactly what you need (and show them your script etc) and get a quote from them.” That’s the best way to find out the exact price.

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Jar says

I don’t want to divulge what the website is exactly just yet, but I was trying to explain it as best I could without telling what it is. When I finish the design and XHTML /CSS I will probably be back, but only once I’m ready to have the work done. Thanks for the input guys!

Regards, Jar

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