Website Design AGREEMENT
StationV will always do its best to fulfill your needs and meet your goals, but sometimes it is best to have a few simple things written down so that we both know what is what, who should do what, and what happens if stuff goes wrong. In this agreement, you won’t find complicated legal terms or long passages of unreadable text. StationV has no desire to trick you into signing something that you might later regret. StationV does want what’s best for the safety of both parties, now and in the future.
____(Your Company or Name)____ is hiring StationV located at 129 Spence Street, Winnipeg MB to design and develop a web site for the estimated total price of ____$???.00____ as discussed at our initial meeting on ____(Date)____. The “Job Requirements” are provided at the end of this document.
What both parties agree to do
As a customer of StationV, you have the power and ability to enter into this agreement on behalf of your company or organization. You agree to provide us with everything that is needed to complete the project including text, images and other information as and when it is required, and in the format requested. You agree to review our work, provide feedback and sign-off approval in a timely manner too. Deadlines work two ways and you will also be bound by any dates that we set together. You also agree to stick to the payment schedule set out at the end of this agreement.
StationV has the experience and ability to perform the services you need to complete your website and will carry them out in a professional and timely manner. Along the way, StationV will endeavour to meet all the deadlines set but cannot be responsible for a missed launch date or a deadline if you have been late in supplying materials or have not approved or signed off work on-time at any stage. On top of this, the confidentiality of any information you give to StationV will be maintained.
Getting down to the nitty gritty
StationV will create designs for the look-and-feel, layout, and functionality of your website. This agreement includes one main design plus the opportunity for you to make up to two rounds of revisions. If you’re not happy with the designs at this stage, you will pay StationV in full for all the work that has been produced until that point and you may either cancel this agreement or continue to commission StationV to make further design revisions at the daily rate of $95.00 per hour.
StationV knows from plenty of experience that fixed-price agreements are rarely beneficial to you, as they often limit you to your first idea about how something should look, or how it might work. StationV does not want to limit either your options or your opportunities to change your mind.
The estimated price at the beginning of this document is based on the number of days expected to accomplish everything you have told StationV that you want to achieve. If you do want to change your mind, add extra pages or templates or even add new functionality, that won’t be a problem. You will be charged the hourly rate set out above. Requests for changes, additions and/or deletions need to be made in writing and sent via email so we can keep track of changes.
StationV will test the site to ensure that:
Pages will display on computers as expected in Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge.
Pages will display visually in a ‘similar’ way, albeit not necessarily an identical way, in Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 (and below) for Windows as these browsers are now past their best-before-date.
Pages will respond to tablets (iPads), Smartphones (iPhone), and other similar devices made with Apple, Android or Windows operating systems. Success may vary slightly between devices.
StationV will not test
Pages in old or abandoned browsers, For example, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 - 10 for Windows and Mac, outdated versions of Apple’s Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Edge or Opera.
You guarantee to StationV that all text, graphics, photos, designs, trademarks, and other content provided for inclusion in the website are either owned by you or your company or that you have permission to use them.
When StationV receives your final payment, copyright is automatically assigned as follows:
The graphics and other visual elements that StationV created for you for this project. StationV will give you a copy of all the files. You should store them safely as StationV is not required to keep them or provide any native source files used in making them.
The text content, photographs and other data you provided unless someone else (other than StationV) owns them.
The XHTML markup, CSS and other code and are licensed to you for use on only this project.
The fine print
StationV is sure you understand how important it is as a small business that you pay the invoices sent to you promptly. As we’re also sure you’ll want to stay friends, you agree to stick tight to the following payment schedule.
On the date of signing this agreement, CAD 300.00.
The remainder is due within two weeks after the launch date.
The really fine print
StationV cannot guarantee that the functions contained in any web page templates or in a completed website will always be error-free and so cannot be liable to you or any third party for damages, including lost profits, lost savings or other incidental, consequential or special damages arising out of the operation of or inability to operate this website and any other web pages, even if you have advised StationV of the possibilities of such damages.
Just like a parking ticket, you cannot transfer this agreement to anyone else without permission from StationV. This agreement stays in place and need not be renewed. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason is unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
Agreed and Signed by:
_________________________________ Date: ______________________
Victor Hooper, Owner of StationV
_________________________________ Date: ______________________
JOB REQUIREMENTS (SAMPLE)
StationV.com will acquire
The domain name registration if required.
A hosting company for email.
Costs incurred for these two items are not included in the estimate.
StationV.com will provide the following elements
Basic design of all pages based on our discussion where the logo, colours, site navigation and content were explored.
Design based on our discussion and the sample websites viewed:
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Pages to be included: SAMPLE
Staff - bios and photos
The client will:
Provide all text “copy and paste” ready.
Provide logos and graphic materials in jpg format at a minimum of 1500 pixels wide. Alternatives include jpeg, PNG, Giff
Provide downloadable material in PDF format.
Provide suggestions regarding content and writing styles appropriate for the web.
Provide consultation regarding Keywords for search engine optimization (SEO).
Set up Google Analytics and Google Search Console for the site.
Send Sitemaps to Google and Bing.
Resize, optimize and manipulate graphics to fit the design of the website.