18Jun, 2017
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The Non-Designer’s Guide to Hiring a Great Freelance Web Designer

earching for a top-notch web designer to build your next website, but clueless about the difference between CSS and CSI? You may be uneducated as well about other criteria for good web design.

That’s the point of the following guidelines. By covering some common design and front-end development considerations, these five topics may help you you grasp the important things to keep in mind as you begin your search for the right freelance designer.

  • Communication

This one doesn’t need much explaining. Having a good line of communication is important in every area of your business, especially when it comes to nailing down a UX design that meets your business goals effectively.

  • Languages

Speaking of languages, let’s talk about coding languages. A lot of the time, it can seem like web designers are speaking an entirely different language than you — and this is actually true for many designers who also have a little front-end coding experience.

  • Web design

The best place to start looking for what you want in your website is — surprise — the internet. As you are browsing, take note of other sites you like, so that you can show them to your designer.

  • Function

Always consider user experience when you’re working with your designer to build your site. Is it easy to navigate between all the pages on the site? Is the site’s setup intuitive? Is it easy to find your contact information? Can users browse without having to scroll too much? Side note: You never want them to have to scroll horizontally.

  • Pricing

Unfortunately, there is no standard price for how much contracting out your website will cost you. Plenty of software price estimationapproaches exist, but a wide range of things affect price, including the skill set of the designer, his or her location, the amount of time your project will take and the specific features you require.

Determine how much you have to set aside for the development of your site, and be realistic about your goals. Get in touch with a variety of different designers to explain your project and get an average quote. If you find that designers are too expensive for your price range, turn to freelancing sites. You can find lots of articles online that list the best freelancing sites, so explore these options and find the best one that fits your budget.