Website Design and Development Agreement

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What is it?

A Website Design and Development Agreement is a contract between a web developer and anĀ individual or business in need of a new or redesigned website.

This document should be used to set out the nature of the website, ownership of the site, and service expectations for both parties.

Why do you need it?

If you have a business that needs a new website or you are a developer that provides a website development service, you need a Website Design and Development Agreement to set out the expectations of each party. A detailed agreement can avoid frustrations and prevent disputes by making the process clear from the beginning.

It allows you to set out the requirements of the website, the payment arrangements, and the rights and obligations of both sides, and, by using a Website Design and Development Agreement, the company can focus on its business and the contractor can focus on the website itself.

Key clauses to watch for:

When drafting a Website Design and Development Agreement, it is important to focus on a number of key clauses, in particular:

  • Website host, work involved, project plan, and website specifications;
  • Term of the agreement;
  • Termination of agreement due to unexpected events; and
  • Termination notice.

This document is also sometimes called:

Website Development Contract, Dev Agreement, Developer Agreement, andĀ Develop Contract.

 

Website Design and Development Agreement Document

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