The Web Estimator

Found via swissmiss

The Web Development Project Estimator is a simple tool that allows web designers and site developers to quickly and thoroughly estimate the time and materials required for a proposed web project.

Useful. Even if it is just a simplified excel spreadsheet on the web. The design is clean and focused, and there is a lot of utility here.

What's more interesting to me is this idea of "giving away" as part of your marketing strategy. Astuteo is the developer of the Project Estimator, and they are also... well, as they put it "more than just a design studio." Content producers are definitely exploring this. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog springs to mind. It's great to see designers/developers playing with the idea as well. I hope it's successful for Astuteo.