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How To Find A Good Web Designer

By: Pix Flex at Pixflex

Submitted on Wed, Jul 18th, 2007 12:00 am

It's better to have no website than having one that doesn't present your products, services or corporate image in a effective way. This usually happens due to many reasons.

These reasons include:

1. Poor planning
2. False expectations
3. Aggressive deadline
4. Inadequate budget
5. Inexperienced web designers

So, how can you find just that right web designer for your new project? The answer is research, research, and extra research.

You must look at various web designers because they're not all the same. Here are some guidelines:

1. Request live, working portfolio projects. Ignore screenshots that do not link to a live website. Screenshots are often enhanced to make them look better than they really are. If you like their portfolio, then there's a good chance they will product the same quality for your website. Designers don't suddenly create something so dramatically better than what they show in their portfolio.

2. Make sure they created the website hand-on from start to finish. Especially with freelancers, they could be just a production designer who didn't create the original plan and concepts for the websites in their portfolio. Hand-on working experience is key!

3. Ask about their experience. There are fantastic new web designers, but to be sure, find those with 5 years and more of experience. These rare web designers know what work and doesn't work for the marketing on the web.

4. Ask about their development standards/technologies. Use words like PHP, ASP.Net, CSS... (these are just advanced computer languages) so they don't throw a bluff at you. Also, if they communicate with you in Greek throwing terminologies left and right, it's hard for your project to go smoothly from start to finish.

5. Ask about their work load: In this market, web designers who are not busy at all are not any good. However, those who are too busy are not good for you either. Make sure they spend enough time to answer your questions.

6. Most importantly, look at what they've produced, and ignore what they say on their website. Everybody says he/she's the best at something. They've got to prove it.

Good web designers exist! You've just got to find them.

About the Author

Pix Flex
Pixflex
Why some of the top Dallas designers and companies use our web design services? We have been consistently giving births to quality custom websites. For almost 10 years, PixFlex has been combining the highest level of design quality with the technical back-up needed to insure each web project comes in as imagined & budgeted, and achieves the set goal. Our projects have cemented our possition as one of the top web design companies in Dallas.

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