View Full Version : Design It Yourself Or Hire A Pro?

04-28-2009, 01:50 AM
Whether you should design that website yourself or hire a professional Web Developer depends on several very important factors. One of the most important things to consider is the level of expertise that you or your employees have in the necessary web technology needed to create an attractive, professional looking website that functions the way you want it to be. The decision whether or not to do it yourself comes down to your skill levels, the features you want or need, the image you want to project for your web site and the amount of time you have to devote to building the website.

Some of the necessary skills to design and build a website are: HTML knowledge – some basic knowledge is necessary but good web design software can help, Artistic ability - a good eye for color and generally good taste are necessary for a web designer to create an attractive web site, Graphic software expertise – some knowledge is necessary to produce attractive clean photos and site graphics. It is also needed to optimize the pictures to the smallest possible file size for quick loading, Navigation Expertise - Understanding the functionality of website navigation design and implementation is a critical skill, Programming – you could possibly need CGI, JavaScript or database programming to add interactive web pages or integrate it with an online database and Marketing and business experience – whether you are building a personal website, or a business website, there are some major business and marketing aspects that need to be taken into consideration right from the beginning design stage of the website.

If you don’t have either the time or the skills needed to build your own website, you can hire a professional to do all or part of it for you. A good place to find a professional web designer is one of the many freelance jobs websites available. These freelance job boards allow you to hire individuals with the expertise you need: web designers, programmers, SEO specialist, copywriters and more. It can be one person or an entire team of individuals. Alternately, you can hire a local Web design firm (http://www.intellixmedia.com/index.aspx). Freelancers are usually cheaper because many of them live in countries where there is a 5:1 ration in salaries. That means $1 in the US is the equivalent of $5 in their country. So, paying them $5 an hour is like paying someone in the US $25 an hour, which is the minimum price you can hire people with the necessary knowledge.

05-11-2009, 02:54 AM
This is excellent thanks for sharing it.

Ian Cruz
05-31-2009, 02:52 PM
Interesting read.. I believe if you are looking at designing websites on an ongoing basis you can acquire the required skill set, however if you are just gonna design your own website then you better leave it to the professionals.

06-01-2009, 03:07 AM
Thanks for the kind of the review. What are the projects you have done with help of the that web design firm?

06-02-2009, 07:59 AM
While hiring a web designer you should discuss the designer's technical background and consider to check the portfolio and take a look on how they've created sites for other businesses in your niche?

06-04-2009, 06:42 AM
If you really are into it..believe in yourself :) you can do it on your own:)

hunter jordan
11-14-2009, 07:14 AM
I totally agree with what Bob has said, plus I too liked your article and the suggestions that you've provided.

04-10-2010, 01:17 AM
unless you want to be a professional yourself...its best to leave it to Proffessional.
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04-14-2010, 04:28 AM
If you know how to design the website then you should try it first. If you really want to invest on a good design, you can hire but you will carefully select the designer that you will hire.

04-16-2010, 05:28 PM
Depends on how much time you have. It's normally best to hire a professional, but if you have the time to teach yourself then go for it. Just be sure to research what you want it to look like first.