Internet and Web Design Industry

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					?A Central Coast website designer can be found simply by searching for Central
Coast Web Designers or Central Coast Websites and choosing a listing from the
search engine results.

It seems that everyone is able to design a website nowadays. You could build a
website yourself by using a program such as Front Page or another downloaded
program. However, if you do so, you could take quite some time to learn the skills
necessary to create a website that looks professional and performs well.

Creating a high standard website requires a combination of graphic design,
programming skills, management, and marketing. Only these factors together will
create a website that is professional. Therefore, it is imperative to have a Central
Coast web designer that will be with you from the start until the website is completed.
So, how do we distinguish who is a good web designer and who is a bad web designer?
There are many vital things to take into our consideration before making such
decision. These things are shown as follows:

1.Qualification and Experience

First of all, you should check that the freelance designer or web design business has
professional web designer qualifications in the Web Design industry and the internet?
For more details you can login to . Are they certified in any particular area of the web
design industry? we can check this out by clicking on their "about" page on his/her
website. If they have taken the time to gain the qualifications, then we know that they
are serious about their business.

We also should check how long the person has or business has been designing
websites and working with the internet or web design industry? Have a look at the
design style of those websites and other websites that they have designed by going to
their portfolio page. This will aid in seeing their style of design and quality of work.
Do the colors and text look balanced? Do all the links work, does the site load fast and
is it easy to navigate the site? Do all the pages have a consistent look?

2. References

Some web designers have a reference or testimonial listing on their website, this will
give you a good idea of the service and the design you can expect. Look through the
references of satisfied customers. Testimonials should have the website address listed.

3. Vision/Technology

We should create a basic plan or a project brief of the type of website we want. Do a
search and get a rough idea of what we want on our site (not just a copy of someone
else's). Write down your idea on paper, and then contact the web designer about the
concept. If you need to use advanced technologies on your site, such as Flash,
database integration, Ajax or JavaScript make sure that your web designer is familiar
with them and is able to implement them properly.

4. Contact and Consultation

Make sure that the designer is reachable by phone or email. Also, we should see that
how long it takes for them to get back to you. This is a good indication of the future
relationship with that web designer. Are they helpful, professional, polite and friendly?
Having a strong and stable relationship with your designer will help things during the
project time line and any other future correspondents.

It is also very important that regular consultation is present throughout the project
time line. Most web designers will give you a free consultation if they want your
business. This will help you clarify what is expected in the design process.

5. Contract and Pricing

Make sure you have written down a contract before you make any payments. It should
state clearly what is included in the contract e.g. how many pages, links? Does it
include marketing and maintenance of your website? If not, then ask what cost the
extras will entail. This can include domain name registration, scanning and
optimization of graphics and hosting.

You should search around the Web to compare prices so as to get a reasonable prices
(and quality at the same time!). Do not forget to check on the prices carefully. Do the
prices include submitting the site to the main search engines? (This should be done by
hand if it is done properly). Don't be misled by those that say the website will be
submitted to 3000 search engines by automatic submission software.

6. Testing and On-going Support

Your website must be tested before it is completed by the designer. Why? Will it look
alright in Internet Explorer as well as Netscape browsers? What screen resolutions can
it be viewed in? Without testing, your site may not look professional to your
customers/viewers. For help visit . Also, make sure that on-going support will be
provided by the web designer. It is just not good enough if you can not contact or
reach the designer anymore after the website is complete.

If we follow these vital points shown above, choosing the right web designer can be
easy for us. We also can be assured of great design and support that will contribute to
the on-going success of your business.