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    Clone Make Widget Script

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    I want a clone of this website http://grid.orch8.net/clippings/grab which allows you to make widgets out of any websites, i have been told it is quite simple so my budget is $100

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    i have been told it is quite simple so my budget is $100
    That gave me a pretty good laugh

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    how much would you say it would cost?

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    I couldn't venture a guess, since I don't know what's involved. I guess if I thought about it...

    1. Parse a website's HTML.
    2. Present a website inside some sort of text box (?) or other mechanism.
    3. Give user the ability to select certain portions of the website (Javascript? Flash? dunno)
    4. Extract the HTML that was selected and rewrite said HTML into a package recognized as a widget by popular blog and social networking sites.

    You're suggesting $100, which would put each of those 4 steps at about $25 each. A programmer capable of doing this kind of job would easily charge somewhere in the $50/hr range, so your estimate puts each step at about 30 minutes worth of work. That is a crack smoker estimate if I ever heard one.

    I'd say more like 5 hrs per step, and that's for a programmer who's done this kind of thing before... $1,000. It would probably take me twice that long but my hourly fee would be half as much.

    Tell you what... email Orchestr8 and ask them how much they spent to develop their system. Prepare to be shocked.

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    I have to say that's pretty neat, and I'd enjoy making it. Fumigator is right though, based on the example site, you're looking at 1200-1500 dollars, if not more. I'm willing to tackle it if you're willing to pay it.
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    Is there no way to do this for a cheaper price? perhaps different type of programming that might simplify it? Thanks for your help but i do not have that sort of moiney to spend on a project.

    thanks

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    Then perhaps you aren't ready for the project yet. I'm in agreement with the other posters.
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