I'm a web designer too and I've seen rates in my local area from $20 per hour to as high as $95 per hour. I've also seen flat rates from $99 for a one page site to some really crazy amounts...I'm talking $10,000 for ecommerce.
It really depends on what she wants, what your are able to do, etc. Personally I charge $99 for a 3 page site and $30 for each additional page. I find the flat rate is an easier sell to the customer. Sometimes I come out good...and sometimes I lose on flat rates. Very important to find out up front what she wants so you don't have a lot of revisions.
I use templates/sitebuilders so it is not hard and there is very little actual coding.
Make sure to find out what she can spend on hosting. Prices for this range from $5 per month and up depending on how much space she needs.
If she needs a domain name, don't pay the $30-$75 I see so often. You find them for $9.95 and with an excellent company. I use them because the domain name gets registered to the person...not the domain company so you maintain full control over it.
I've put links below to a hosting site with sitebuilder software included as well as the domain name company I use.
Hope that helps.
why don't you ask your aunt what she feels confortable to pay - she is already acknowledged her will to pay you, and come to a reasonable cost which both of you are happy with....?
but if prefer to make as much money possible off your aunt that is a different story....
I do my own web designing for some people at school, when I do there myspace I charge about $30 per page, but my friend does web design and he charges 400 for a basic template and 500 or more for a custom site
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It mostly depends on the complexity of the design. I do like this:
xHTML - CSS coding: $30
xHTML - CSS - JS/PHP coding: $50+
Your problem is that because you're new at this, it's going to take you longer to do things than it would take for other people, and it's not fair to the customer if you charge him for time you spent figuring out how to do things.
I would look around and see what other designers charge for this service, then charge right in the midrange.
Later you will be able to work quicker and make more on the same job. When you get a good reputation, you can charge more, and people will be willing to pay you for it.
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There are several websites where you can learn to build your own website free.
You can simply convert a homepage(HTML file) from either Microsoft word/Microsoft PowerPoint.
That means you can design a website yourself as long as you know how to use Microsoft word/PowerPoint.
Other editing software you may find it helpful:
Microsoft front page
Most likely there is a setting to change your monitor from skewing the image. I would check into this before going out to buy another monitor.
Hope this answered your question.
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If the wide screen monitor makes images look wider then normal, make sure your resolution of your computer is correct. You can do this by right clicking the desktop and going into properties. From there go to settings and change the resolution to: 1280x720, 1280x768, or 1280x800. Check each one of these, because different monitors can have different resolutions.
Make sure the desktop resolution matches the native resolution of the monitor.
If you run non-wide images fullscreen then they will get stretched. however this is true for any image that doe not match the aspect ratio of your monitor. If you put an image of a 6 by 4 photo - 3:2 aspect ratio - on a 4:3 display then it is going to get stretched vertically.
As for whether it is good for web-design, that is up to you and how you use it. Think on this though, a lot of people are getting widescreen monitors. Do you want your web pages to look good on those monitors or bad?
good tutorial do you know Jimmy Ruska(Jimmyrcom) at all? If not you should look him up on youtube sometime.
yea ive seen his vids, they are way more advanced and innovative than mine, seems like a cool cat.
well i bought my domain yesterday and my friend wont get his head out of his *** to help me
i have the basic design fir my page i wanna put is on there just to tell everyone i just launched it and its under construction