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What to Look for in a Web Designer

Choosign a Quality Web DesignerIf you are searching searching for a web site designer for your web site, experience is key. Just about anybody can create a web site with a little bit of computer knowledge. However, developing the user interface and navigational system takes experience and know-how. You should choose a designer who has been working in the industry for years and does not plan on leaving any time soon. Chances are, you are going to need them again in the future for support and updates.

Ask to see samples of the designer's work and ask for references that you can call personally. A web designer should work closely with the customer every step of the way and be available to the customer to answer any questions and provide support when the project is completed.

A lot of web designer's have a similar look and feel to all of their designs. Try to find a web site designer with a diversified portfolio. If you want your site unique, you want to make sure that the web designer can meet your needs. A good web designer will take the time to talk with you about your business, customer base, products and services that you provide. They will be able to steer you in the right direction based on experience with similar products that they have been involved with. Good professional designers won't be afraid to state their opinions and give you constructive criticism if some of your ideas seem a little too much for your needs.Remember, you are seeking their expert advice as well as their services, and they usually know what is right when it comes to the internet.

Valid HTML 4.01! A professional web designer will be straight-forward on their pricing plans. They should be able to listen to your needs and immediately provide you with an accurate estimate. You should always receive the estimate in writing, and NEVER pay over half of the price of the estimate up front. Paying half of the total amount is common practice in the web design industry. It protects the designer and the customer. The designer has to invest money in registering your domain name, setting up a hosting account, not to mention the number of hours they put into creating the structure and layout of the web site. On the other hand, the customer doesn't have to worry about the designer taking his time and not doing as much as he could be doing. The web designer knows that if he doesn't get the job finished in a timely manner then he may not get paid the rest of his money due.

The web site designer should discuss with you what type of schedule they will be working with and how they will be presenting work to you each step of the way. For larger projects, assign milestone deadlines for each section of completed work. Never agree to pay the balance before each milestone is complete. You can even sign a contract if a large amount of work and money is being exchanged.

There are many people on the internet trying to scam people out of their money, this is no different in web design. If a deal seems to good to be true, it probably is. Do some research and make sure that they are who they say they are. If you have any questions about a designer, try contacting the Better Business Bureau or a 3rd party research agency to help you verify information. If you have any questions you can contact our support team at .

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