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Final Remarks

If you haven’t done so, please read the previous installments titled Identifying Your Site’s Purpose and Audience, Go-Live Date, Your Budget, and Your Technical Aptitude, Identifying Your Website Needs and Design Preferences a.k.a. Doing Your Homework, Contacting Designers and Getting Quotes and Evaluating Quotes and Designers before reading this week’s article.

I was going to do lessons learned, but I realized that I really don’t have anything to share, esp. since my experience with Frauke has been so smooth and pleasant. I really lucked out.

A few things to keep in mind:

  1. The designer works for you, not the other way around. She should provide you with a satisfactory design that meets your specifications.
  2. The designer is not a mind reader. If you’re not satisfied with something, you must communicate as soon as possible.
  3. Don’t stay with a designer who is rude, late, uncommunicative and/or incompetent. Believe it or not, there are a lot of incompetent designers. You can usually tell by their design portfolios and/or their response to your requests, etc.

Good luck!

P.S. If you want to plug any designers you’ve worked with before, feel free. :)


3 comments to “Final Remarks”

  1. Susan
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    · September 30th, 2008 at 4:13 am · Link

    I agree. My designer rock and he was awesome to work with.

    I do not love the flash page and when he gets back from his trip to Africa we plan to fix it but otherwise it is exactly as you laid out.

    imageswritten.biz



  2. Nadia Lee
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    · September 30th, 2008 at 10:07 am · Link

    Susan,

    Who’s your designer? Does he have a website? :)



  3. Susan
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    · October 1st, 2008 at 7:44 pm · Link

    Casey with Digital Rampage. There is an email link to him – in the links section of my website – I think his site is by invitation only.

    He travels alot (his real love is photograph and travel) I gathered from our conversations.

    This is his personal site and features his photos. He also provides hosting or will work with the framework of your current host.

    caseygiblin.com




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