Developing a Web App on a Shoestring Budget

As the title suggests—and the tips prove—this brief guide to getting a web app up-and-running on a small budget requires, well, a budget (as opposed to no budget and doing it all yourself). The steps:

  • Create a clear wireframe model
  • Outsource the development
  • Use an open source content management system
  • Start a design contest
  • Leverage the cloud

There are a couple of good resources to be found in the guide, but it’s worth doing your own research first, too. I say this mainly because design contests are quite a contentious issue.