The Professional Web Designer
We're often approached by clients who have ran across someone who sold them a bill of goods and left them with a less than perfect web solution. Just as a big hat doesn't make you a chef, just because a person says they are a web designer doesn't mean they are a professional one.
What makes a professional web designer is their ability to listen to the client and suggest the right business solution. Even though that solution may not be something the "Designer" does. A true professional should tell you what you need and not just what you want to hear. Most clients don't know their meta tag from their link exchange, but it's your web designer who should.
It does Studio490 no good to design and develop a web solution that never exceeds its clients business expectations. That simply makes a unhappy customer and they don't return.
Just as it's important to hire a professional web designer, we believe it's important for the client to know what they are asking for. If they don't, then be open to feedback from that professional. Know when you're asking for a Lexus on a Yugo budget.
Spend some time learning what you will need to ask for before you find someone to provide that service. Look for a professional who has references, testimonials and samples. Ask about qualifications and how they do business. A professional will be more than happy to talk about their company.
Know what's included and what is not in the scope of the project. Project Creep is very common in web development and it's best to define what the cost will cover.
A committed web professional and a educated professional client is a winning combination. You can see our references to see.
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