Agreement for Web Design & Development

Between Sender Name (presented as "I" or "me") and Company Name as represented by Client Name (presented as "you" or "client").

Summary

I will always do my best to fulfill your needs and meet our goals, but it’s 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 things go awry. In this contract you won't find complicated legal terms or large passages of unreadable text. I have no desire to trick you into signing something that you might later regret. I do want what's best for the safety of both parties, now and for future projects.

In short

You, Client Name representing Company Name, are hiring Sender Name to perform web development work for the estimated total price of $Project Value up to a maximum of Maximum Project Hours. The agreed payment plan is at the end of this document and more detail on the services to be provided is below.

What do both parties agree to do?

You:

I:

Details of the Works

I will:

Detailed Service Overview

Text content and photography

I am not responsible for writing or inputting any text copy unless I specified it in the original project scope, although I may enter some as we build the site.

If needed, you will supply me imagery in the appropriate digital format for use on the website. If you choose to buy stock photographs I can suggest vendors of stock photography.

Website design

If for some reason you are not happy with the website after the 2nd and final design revision, you agree to pay me in full for all of the work that I have produced until that point. You may then either cancel this contract or continue to commission me to make further design revisions at my standard hourly rate of $Standard Hourly Rate.

Web development based on design

It is not always possible to produce perfect interpretations of the design across all browsers due to technical limitations of the internet which are beyond my control.

Changes and revisions

Browser testing

I will test all my code in the most recent (as of today) versions of all major browsers, plus two versions back. That includes Chrome, Firefox, Safari, iOS, Android, Internet Explorer Edge, and Internet Explorer 11, 10 and 9.

Website launch

You are responsible to keep a copy of any existing website files and/or databases.

I am committed to making you feel as comfortable as possible with your new website, however I cannot provide on-going training after launch. I will try my best to guide you in the right direction with regards to understanding the CMS. Should you need training on how to use it after launch, I am able to quote this for you at my standard hourly rate.

Bug fixes

I am committed to fixing any code bugs associated with the code I have produced, and I will provide up to 10hours of additional modifications within 30 days after completion of the project. This does not extend to any bugs in the CMS (content management system) used. It will be your responsibility to keep the CMS and any plugins used up to date for security reasons, unless you contract me on a ongoing basis to do so for you. While I endevour to code websites in a futureproof way, there will come an eventual time that modifications may be required to the site to support something in an upgrade. If this is outside the one month launch period, I can quote on this for you.

Technical support

If you don't manage your own website hosting, I can set up an account for you at one of my preferred, third-party hosting providers. Updates to, and management of that server, plus any support issues will be up to you.

Unfortunately I cannot offer or include technical support for website hosting, email or other services relating to website hosting. If you do need help with anything beyond the design and development of your site, I'll be happy to help or point you in the right direction.

Hacked Website

Getting hacked is never fun. I will always do my best to make the website I produce for you as secure as possible but I can neither be responsible for nor accountable for your website after it has been launched. I can also not be responsible for providing a backup of your website files should the worst occur. Most web hosting companies will be able to provide you a recent website backup for a fee. That being said, if I can help out I will surely try.

Legalities

I can't guarantee that the functions contained in any webpage templates or in a completed website will always be error-free and so I can't 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 webpages, even if you have advised of the possibilities of such damages.

If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Canceling this contract

If you choose to cancel this contract, I will retail the initial payment and may require an additional payment to be made to cover the work I have done up until the cancellation date. I will own the copyright to all materials produced up until that date and these can be transferred to you for an agreed set fee.

All other clauses in this contract will remain in place.

Copyrights

You guarantee to us that any elements of text, graphics, photos, designs, trademarks, or other artwork that you provide us for inclusion in the website are either owned by your good selfs, or that you have permission to use them.

When I receive my final payment, copyright is automatically assigned as follows:

I like to show my work and share what I have learned with other people, so I may display and link to your completed project as part of my portfolio and write about the project publicly.

Payments

You agree to stick to the following payment schedule, which will be as follows, but may be revised based on further conversations between us.

I do not place any interest on late payments because that’s no fun for anyone, but reserve the right to stop work on the project and withdraw any staging site or otherwise up until the time any outstanding amount is settled. Hopefully this will not be the case.

Final Notes

You cannot transfer this contract to anyone else without my permission.

This contract stays in place and need not be renewed. If for some reason one part of this contract becomes invalid or unenforceable, the remaining parts of it remain in place.

Although the language is simple, the intentions are serious and this contract is a legal document.

Please keep a copy once signed for your records and let's get this website going.