We recently read a good article that really articulated well why websites can be expensive. The two part article explains exactly why custom websites will typically cost more than expected and why it’s advantageous to invest in a good website. Wilson Revehl at Go Media talks about the fact that “with almost a billion websites online, businesses don’t want to show up to the party wearing the same thing as everyone else” (Revehl, 2013). This means, spending the money to set your business apart from the competition and make it stand out is something we at blackDot.ca have been saying for a very long time. Revehl goes on to write that good web design and development companies will conduct project outlines through on-going meetings and conferences, help plan your website vision, and will create a unique and custom website design fitted just for your business (a plan of action we complete with our clients). These reasons and more are why websites are so expensive.