Does this bid seem to be a bit high for a simple form?
In certain cases I have to assume that it’s not going to be as simple as drag and drop a field. The estimation above assumes a complexity level of “Moderate”. Change the “Overall Application Complexity” above to “Low” if you are relatively certain that you have a simple form to build.
Important Notes About This Estimate
Price shown should be considered a conservative estimate as little about the project is known at this time. All projects are estimated based on an hourly rate and calculation methods based on project difficulty. All projects will be billed hourly based on my determination of how the project is progressing in addition to how the project correlates to my understanding of the original project scope. Based on the project progression (misjudgement on my behalf or yours), at my discretion I may provide a discount. The estimate shown is what you can expect at minimum and an additional hourly rate will be applied on top of this, should the project exceed my estimate provided herein.
Depending on the feedback and correspondence needed for this project, additional billing will occur at an hourly rate that is not included in the estimate. Items include, but are not limited to; email correspondence, skype (preferred)/voice conferences, non-standard customization research/implementation, etc.
Anything not explicitly laid out in the Formidable Pro documentation is subject to an additional hourly rate as defined previously in “non-standard customization research/implementation”.
Typically, a percentage of the quote will be due upfront to begin the project, and if the longevity of the project is drawn out, additional progress payments may be needed along the way up to the finalization of the project.
Formidable Pro forms support responsive design by default, but views do not. In providing support for responsive design, the project estimate may be twice that of a non-responsive design as it requires re-writing CSS numerous times based on specific widths. In addition, it may be necessary to further modify the “default” support for responsive design in forms.
Nothing is assumed about the project that isn’t explicitly laid out in the project scope (e.g., email correspondence prior to agreeing to moving forward with the project) and anything that needs to be addressed outside of the project scope (at my discretion) is subject to an additional hourly rate.
Generally speaking, our web design services shall be completed in accordance with current standard web design practices supporting the latest version of the following web browsers (if allowed also by 3rd party alternative solutions. IE: plugins, scripts, code, etc.):
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IMPORTANT: Our #1 priority is quality service. We believe that quality service is more important than meeting specific project deadlines and will do whatever we can to maintain quality services. With that said, quality design/consulting service takes time and we will do whatever we can to meet your specific project timeline, however please understand that we CANNOT guarantee perfect delivery on project deadlines.
If it isn’t done right, contact us and we will do everything we can to make it right. Our goal is to make YOU the customer happy.
Why Formidable Pro?
Formidable Pro will allow you to build interactive web applications you see throughout the web. Some examples of are Job Listings, Comments and Ratings Systems, To-Do lists, Real Estate Listings, Pricing Calculators (like the one used on this page), Directories, Calendars, Bug Reporting Systems, Image Galleries, Client Databases, etc.
Formidable Pro Overview
Formidable Pro is a state of the art tool designed to work with WordPress providing data acquisition and reporting however you choose to use it.
Forms are where data acquisition takes place. If you frequent the web, you’ve filled out a form somewhere. This is no different. You input data and the information is stored into a database.
Using a drag-and-drop framework you can create simple, beautiful forms, fast. Choose any one of the following field types to build your form:
Single Line Text
Selectable Dropdown Boxes
Data From Entries (Display entries from forms)
User ID (Hidden)
reCAPTCHA (spam protection)
Views are where the power of Formidable Pro lies. Ultimately you can retrieve the data acquired through forms and display it back in any way that you wish using a visual form builder or custom CSS and HTML.
Formidable Pro provides an interface on the back-end in which you can view entries coming from all your different forms. You can edit or delete those entries as you wish.
Views and Entries might sound pretty similar, however when compared to views, you are extremely limited with Entries as they are only shown on the back-end and you have only one way to view them (the standard WordPress reporting table). On the other hand, Views are implemented via a custom post type creating a “template” in which your data will be displayed. You can have an unlimited amount of Views with different ways to display back the collected data. On top of that you can use a view shortcode to display the view anywhere you wish (Post, Page, Widget, etc.).
Great! Why do I need you?
While there is the capability to create an amazing application without a developers touch, understanding everything under the hood will provide your application the horsepower to exceed your expectations.
For example, sure you can collect a name, an address, a city, a state, a zip code, a phone number, and the persons sex, create a simple view that will display that information back for you on a per line basis. You can even choose how it loads on the page as either ascending or descending and the number of items shown with paging.
Now lets say you would rather use your view as a reporting tool or advanced entry view. As a developer I can code and style each column into a table and provide code that will allow you to sort each column ascending or descending on the fly with a click of the column. Taking that a step further, I can style the table and incorporate a form that will allow you to search through your entries based on input coming from the form in the form of a search filter. Taking all of that a step further, you could have a dynamic view showing a simplistic list of entries with say 4 important columns of information. Using the example above those might be name, address, city, and state. We would then add a link to the “detailed” entry which would show those same 4 fields in addition to the zip code, phone number, and sex of the person in a nicely displayed page looking similar to that which might come out of output of a document processor. We can go beyond all of that even further, put in a form within the detailed view, linked to the entry, that also collects and displays back a collection of contacts per user with each user having their own contact lists. The possibilities are somewhat limitless.
Ultimately, you can take something like an Microsoft Access database and make it a web application database. Things you struggle to keep a proper, stream-lined record system of, can be pushed into a systematic web application.
Big or small, simple or detailed, together we could create an intuitive, brilliant web based application. You could be the holder of an ingenious idea to develop a software as a service in the form of a Formidable Pro web application. You’ve got ideas, lets work together and make your ideas a living and breathing web site/application.
Feel free to send me an inquiry about your project. I will attempt to point you in the right direction. Thanks for your time!