If you run a social business it is absolutely mandatory that you have a great and attractive website. But how to design it. Great web designers do not grow on trees. That is why the best ones are in very high demand. These people are very difficult to hire because they usually have jobs that are booked up many months in advance. However, this should not discourage you from seeking out excellence in terms of a web designer. You want your site to be the best it can possibly be.
According to NetCraft in its October 2014 Web Server Survey there are currently 1 billion websites, so to have a well designed website is mandatory, if you want to stand out from the crowd. This means taking the time necessary to find a truly talented web designer if you do not possess the skills to design it yourself. Here are some of the traits of a top web designer that you should look for.
You want your site to stand out from the rest of your competitors. The last thing you need is for your site to look like a clone of many other sites that are already online. It will only be a matter of time until people start to notice this and accuse you of ripping off your competition. Hiring a web designer who has a wealth of original ideas will help to prevent you from getting into a situation where you are tagged with copying other website designs. Take a look at some of the other sites that various web designers have designed. Make a note of the ones that look particularly innovative. You can narrow your list of potential web designers down by doing this. You can then ask all of the remaining candidates to pitch you ideas for your site. Have them explain how they want it to look when it is finished. You can then hire the web designer who delivers the pitch that sounds the most exciting to you.
2. Ability to adapt
The process of designing a website can be an exhilarating experience. It can also require many changes to be made in a very short period of time. Some web designers are able to handle this much better than others. This is why you must make sure that the person you hire is able to perform custom web design to your exact specifications at a moment’s notice. There will be times when a great idea pops into your head that you want your web designer to immediately add to your site. He or she might be in the middle of several other things. However, this person must have the professionalism to understand that you are the boss. The web designer must be able to work under the conditions that you provide. You might want to consider hiring a different web designer if you see that the person you hire is having too much trouble making the amount of changes in the time you expect them to be made.
It is true that greatness cannot be rushed. However, you do not want the designing of your site to drag on for many months. You should be patient with your web designer. That having been said, he or she should be able to pick up the pace if you have a deadline to meet.
Founder Dinis Guarda
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