Everyone has a different reason for wanting to launch a new website. There are currently over three billion internet users in the world today and around one billion websites exist online.
Many businesses are creating websites to showcase their products and services, even those who do not offer them online. It’s highly beneficial for a business to have a website because the internet is where a vast percentage of people get their information and do their research before buying.
Websites aren’t beneficial to businesses alone. Countless schools, organizations, marketers, professionals, and bloggers are using branded websites to help them stand out and attract more attention. Websites can help professionals land new clients, allow bloggers reach their audiences in distinct ways, and bring people together for networking and philanthropic purposes.
No matter who you are, having a website can benefit you, and the way your website looks can either facilitate or hinder these benefits. It’s important to consider a few primary concerns before hiring a web designer.
What does a web designer do?
A web designer is responsible for the way your website looks and how it will be navigated by users. This should not be confused with the role of a web developer or programmer, which is to get your website functioning online. These types of web developers code and understand how to use servers, developer software, and VPNs (virtual private networks commonly used to do things like connect computing devices across long distances and bypass Netflix proxy errors). Web designers typically use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or both to create graphics and website blueprints.
What to look for in a designer
Building a website is a major investment in time and money, and good web designers can charge up to $80 an hour. You want to make sure you’reContinue Reading