It’s great if you can build a website by yourself, but if you can’t, you need to hire a website designer. Here is what you need to know when hiring one.
Kinds of Designs
When it comes to building websites, there are two kinds of designs, artistic design (the visual appearance of the website) and technical design (programming). Many people think programming skills are more important than artistic skills because the Internet is all about technology. However, the appearance of a web page has a great influence on sales. So, be sure not to undervalue your designer's artistic skills.
Kinds of Code
One more thing you need to consider when hiring a web designer is clarifying who owns the legal rights of the completed website. For example, the designer will hold the copyright to the completed website, but the rights can be transferred to you if you arrange for them to be (i.e., by paying a design fee). To arrange this, the details must be stated in the contract before any work begins. Let me tell you a true story: One company used a software development company and paid developing fees. However, the development company demanded royalties for each unit of software sold. Because of this dispute, no software could be sold. Make sure to take care of these ownership details up front.
© August, 2016