Posted tagged ‘designers’

How to Receive HTML Web Design with the Economical Technique

April 28, 2010

Typically, if you happen to like to have expert designers custom manufacture your html web design site, you should be set to dish out at the very least several hundred dollars. All could alter once you understand where to unearth the finest offers, the best html web designs in favor of the bottom cost. This is a estimated guide:

Primarily, you should recognize that it is a rip off to find agencies to carry out html web design on behalf of you. Maybe you have looked at those advertisements appearing in newspapers categorized classified ad sections that present a 5-page html web design site at $1500? These businesses are well-known agencies with tangible locations; as a result they arrange to augment the amount they cost to compensate for various overheads: office rent, designer’s wages, publicity expenditure and so on.

Thus, it will be clever to find freelance designers who toil from home. These citizens are regularly working from home. As a result they don’t experience an extreme business asking price akin to that relating to a company. On the other hand, they are proficient to create images as well as quality like to those of creative designers from large businesses, therefore it will be a “no-brainer” preference.

However, select freelancers with precision. The finest way to perform this would be to go to Guru.com or Elance.com. There, you can actually post the abstract of the mission and find thousands of freelancers to propose in your development, therefore you will certainly obtain the best agreement. On top of that, you will be able to choose the html web designers based on their understanding, historical dealings plus rankings, thus your cost for cash is safe.

An alternative path you can actually choose would be to make your personal html web design yourself. Consider regarding it, if you only call for 5 simple web pages to communicate various trouble-free information, why fritter away thousands of dollars in support of it? Merely expend a little time to sit down then complete it yourself. You will be proficient to propose your individual websites even though you do not comprehend a solitary line of HTML code with the support of WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) tools for instance Microsoft FrontPage, Macromedia Dreamweaver and so on.

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5 Client Types to Beware Of

May 2, 2009

I’m sure many of you who work freelance have had one or two clients who were less than desirable to work with. No offense to the clients. I bet they have had designers they were not happy with either. Here is my list of not so desirable clients.

1. Can you do my project for X amount? The answer to this could be yes. But when designers take on a project for less than normal fee things happen. Such as a lot more work being involved in the project. The designer has to do more research or the client changes their mind about a concept.

2. The client wants changes made to a project; unfortunately the source file has been lost. The first thing going through the designers mind is “How professional is this client to lose their source files?” You may or may not have back ups or archived files of the project. Perhaps you were not the original designer of the project. Do they expect you to recreate the original project for them?

3. The client that says “I love your work!”; “You’re a great designer!” Has this potential client actually seen any of your work? Are they just trying to butter you up? Maybe. Could be they are similar to client #1, trying to get a really good deal. Or worse, they don’t have the money at the moment. Could you wait until next week, next month, etc, for payment?

4. The client who doesn’t know what they want. This client says that they want something very special. Yet when you question them they are unable to explain the concept to you. You, the designer, try as you may, simply can not produce the desired results the client wants. There goes more of your precious time, wasted, for little pay.

5. The client who wants unlimited revisions for their project. There are clients who take advantage of this. Three to five revisions should be sufficient for most all projects. After five revisions the designer is being taken advantage of.

This concludes my list of client types to beware of. You may or may not choose to work with clients who exhibit behaviors such as this. I suppose it would depend on your finances and how bad you needed the work.

Till next time

My Kind of Designer

July 18, 2008

 

I’ll admit it; I’m new to the design field. I have read articles to get an idea of what clients may want. And I have read other articles on what other designers say we should give clients. I agree with some of the things and the rest is just mind boggling. So in this article I will address the things I agree with so you have an idea of the kind of designer I want to be for my clients.

 

First of all, my main concern would be to know exactly what my client wants and any concerns they may have. To me that means listening to everything they have to say. If they have a better image or copy they would like to use I’ll try it. After all, my client knows themself better than I do. If for some reason I feel the clients’ idea may not suit the project I’ll discuss it with him. There is no point in either of us to “pull rank”. Teamwork is what gets the project finished.

 

Next, I would only take on projects I know how to do. For example there is no need for me to even accept a project to design an elaborate website. Yes I could do it but I wouldn’t want my client waiting forever on getting their website built. I’m a little better at print design so I will stick with that for now.

 

Finally, I would do as much as I could to help my client. Hey, I’m not wonder woman! I’ll go the extra mile to find a printer, choose papers, or what ever else my client may need help with. After all, if my client leaves happy then I’ve done my job. Hopefully, if they need another project done, they will call on me to do it.

 

In conclusion, these are some of the goals I have set for myself when working with clients. Know what the client wants and address their concerns. Accept the projects you know how to do. And go the extra mile for clients. You may or may not agree with my thinking. That’s O.K. There are a lot of other designers out there to choose from. We each have different ideas to offer for all the different clients we come across.