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This is an agreement for a developer to put to a client for writing a simple website, for amending or editing pages, or for customising and setting up a site that uses a content management system.
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About this document

This is a contract between a website developer and a client for the design and development of a new site, or the amendment of pages on an existing one.

You may be, for example:

  • customising a popular content management system such as Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento or Shopify

  • creating a simple static HTML site

  • amending pages on an existing site

  • updating functionality, such as installing later versions of third party plug-ins or adding a search facility

The document can be presented to the client as the final contract, or as a draft for negotiation.

It covers design, development, testing and all other areas of your work. 

Website development is a type of work that is notorious for scope creep. The client may not understand in advance what services are being provided, or may later want further changes or work to be done. As a professional developer, you need to make clear what the scope entails.

This agreement is in plain English so that your client can never say it was not clear.

This document will protect you from many legal pitfalls, but does not attempt to provide technical input for your specification of work (because that could vary greatly from project to project). We leave it to you to create the specification within the contract.

Contents

The agreement includes the following, as well as other miscellaneous legal provisions:

  • the customer approves the work in stages

  • additional work is paid for on an agreed basis

  • responsibility for other services such as marketing is clearly laid out

  • excluded matters for the client's separate attention (that you will not provide, yet which impact on the overall project) are listed, such as registering domain names, organising hosting or payment service provision

  • testing and acceptance

  • alternative payment arrangements

  • clear and strong identification and protection of your intellectual property.

  • appropriate legal provisions such as exclusions and indemnities

Alternative documents

We offer a more comprehensive website design contract for larger and more complex projects.

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