How much is [GOOD] custom design?


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I'm open to working with some people for custom design. What is the going rate for a nice looking forum, with all the bells and whistles, including some sort of wordpress bridge?

I'd like to get a feel for what can be done, and ideas on prices to achieve it.

Please PM me for discussion, and in your message include a link to the best 2-3 forums that you have built.


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Agreed, another vote for @Russ
Also FWIW we are in talks about a good, clean and specific style - with fees at around 1k (USD) @MattH but that's for a fully fledged custom built theme designed for us for next year.
Our current style was very good price wise, has a tonne of features in it and is spot on. Again from Russ and the team at Pixel Exit.


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I'm going to hop on the choo choo train and say what everyone else has, @Russ. He's just... nice. Good to work with, not a pain, professional and talented.

Another coding style you may want to look into is Audentio. / (they got a new name, but I don't remember it so, that domain will redirect you).

Both are great, I believe Russ works cheaper though, and both deliver high quality products.

By the way, I'm in love with the style he made for my site, first link in my signature.