Website Contract

Web Site Design Project Contract

Contract Type:
( ) Website Design - CoastMS hosting
( ) Website Design - hosting by Client or Optical Media Delivery
( ) Website Complete - 1st year only
( ) Website Complete - 3 year contract

Initial Website Services:
Website Design $ ________ (see attached design proposal)
Website Hosting: $ ________
Maintenance: $ ________ (1st year) 
Email Setup: $ ________ (see attached email address list)
Domain Registration: $ ________ (includes private proxy registration)
Search Engine optimization and submission: $ ________ (see attached SE List)

First Year Total Cost: $ ________
Deposit Required: $ ________
Balance Due upon completion: $________

Subsequent Fees:
Website Hosting: $ ________  (subsequent years Prepaid Annually)
Maintenance: $ ________   (subsequent years Prepaid Annually)
Email Setup: $ ________ Up to ____ Accounts (subsequent years Prepaid Annually)
Domain Registration: $ ________ (includes private proxy registration, subsequent years Prepaid Annually)
Search Engine optimization and submission: $ ________ (see attached SE List, subsequent years Prepaid Annually)
Design and other services: $50.00 /hr.

Client Information:
Name: ____________________________
Street: ____________________________
Phone Number: ( ) ____ - _______
URL: _________________
City, State Zip: ____________________
Email: ________________

Contractor Information:
Coast Management Solutions
PO Box 6601
Gulfport, MS 39506
228 831-2769 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 228 831-2769 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
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1. Authorization.
The above-named Client (hereinafter referred to as "Client") is engaging Coast Management Solutions, as an independent contractor for the specific purpose of designing a Web site (herein after referred to as "Web Design Project") to be published on an Internet Service Provider (ISP)/Web Presence Provider (WPP) computer, herein after refer to as "Hosting Service", or provided on diskette at the Client's option. The Client hereby authorizes Coast Management Solutions to access this account, and authorizes the Hosting Service to provide Coast Management Solutions with "full access" to the Client's account, and any other programs needed for this Web Design Project that are included as part of the Client's service agreement/level. The Client also authorizes Coast Management Solutions to submit the completed Web Design Project to major Web Search Engines.

2. Development.
• Compatibility - Designing a web site to fully work in multiple browsers (and browser versions) can require considerable, extra effort. It could also involve creating multiple versions of code/pages. Coast Management Solutions represents and warrants that the web site we design for you will work in:
o Microsoft® Internet Explorer versions 5 and up
o Netscape Navigator/Communicator version 4 and up
While Coast Management Solutions will make reasonable efforts to design a fully-functional web site, Coast Management Solutions’s warrantee does not cover AOL, text-based browsers or requested special effects that we have advised you against.
• Accessibility for People with Disabilities – Coast Management Solutions’s standard is to meet at least half the currently recommended guidelines set forth by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) [] for web site development. Without sacrificing quality and design, we try to ensure that the content and functions we build into our web sites are available to all visitors.

3. Assignment of Web Design Project.
Coast Management Solutions reserves the right, and you hereby agree, to assign subcontractors to this Web Design Project to insure that the terms of this agreement are met as well as on-time completion.

4. Copyrights and Trademarks.
The Client unconditionally guarantees that any elements of text, graphics, photos, designs, trademarks, or other artwork furnished to Coast Management Solutions for inclusion in the Web Design Project are owned by the Client, or that the Client has permission from the rightful owner to use each of these elements, and will hold harmless, protect, indemnify and defend Coast Management Solutions and its subcontractors from any liability (including attorney's fees and court costs), including any claim or suit, threatened or actual, arising from the use of such elements furnished by the Client.

5. Web Site Maintenance.
This agreement allows for minor web site maintenance to pages for the lifetime of this contract, including updating links and making minor changes to a sentence or paragraph. It does not include replacing nearly all the text from a page with new text, major page reconstruction, new pages, guestbooks, discussion webs, navigation structure changes, images, and/or repairs of attempted updates by Client. This service is available from the date the Client's web site is available to be published to the hosting service. Major page code and/or graphics changes and additions will be charged at the applicable hourly rates.

6. Completion Date.
Coast Management Solutions and the Client must work together to complete the Web Design Project in a timely manner. We agree to work expeditiously to complete the Web Design Project no later than 30 days after Client has submitted all necessary materials. If the Client does not supply Coast Management Solutions with complete text and graphic content for this Web Design Project within 45 days of the effective date of this agreement, the entire deposit amount of the agreement shall be retained by Coast Management Solutions as liquidated damages and the contract shall become null and void, at Coast Management Solutions's option, unless the Web Design Project is
canceled in writing by the Client prior to 45 days of the effective date of the agreement.

7. Project Delivery.
The final web site design project will be published to the hosting service upon receipt of final payment (or upon first payment of agreed payment plan) or delivered via optical media upon the receipt of full payment. The Client understands that Coast Management Solutions provides hosting services in connection through If the contractors hosting service is not used the Client agrees to select a hosting service which allows Coast Management Solutions full access to the Client's account via FTP (File Transfer Protocol). The Client will be solely responsible for any and all hosting service charges.

8. Publishing by Coast Management Solutions:

• There is no charge to publish the site. Coast Management Solutions strongly urges the use of as a website host.

• If the Client's hosting service is not configured correctly to support tools used by Coast Management Solutions, charges at its then hourly rate for the effort involved may be charged to resolve whatever problems may arise.

9. Delivery via Optical Media:

The Client assumes all responsibility for the use and functionality of the Web Design Project while transferring the web site to a hosting service after Coast Management Solutions has delivered the media.


Contractor: Walt Lonnborg - Coast Management Solutions