What Types Of Web Designers Are There?

What skills should a good web designer have?

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When you’re self-employed, choosing a website designer is a crucial decision, as a good website can bring you more business and a bad one can drive away prospective customers. A web developer can be one of your most critical hires. After all, that’s the person who will create the online face of your company and enable you to interact virtually with your customers.

Finding a good web designer in Malaysia or any part of the world can be harder than it seems, and much of our work involves rescuing our customers from the damage their previous web designer or SEO has done. Doing a little research before jumping in and using the guy down the road could save you a lot of time and money.

So, it’s especially important that you hire the right talent the first time out. Otherwise, you risk hurting your business, as well as wasting time and money seeking a replacement. Below are some important things to consider when selecting a good web developer or design agency in Malaysia:

What Types Of Web Designers Are There?

Basically there is no such “official” definition, so here are the most important and common types based on assumptions:

Website Designer – helps you to determine the page layout, graphics, text location and colors of your site, as well as the navigation and how pages will cross-link to one another. He may also do the actual computer programming and graphic art work for the site, or may hire out that work to a programming specialist. A Website Designer is the project manager for your site design.

Website Programmer – takes the design from the Designer and creates the code to make the site run. She is also responsible for all the technical stuff that happens behind-the-scenes to make sure the site works properly for your visitors.

Graphic Designer/Artist – creates or choose the graphics for the site, including page layout, colors, logo, photos, illustrations, etc. Think of this person as the “visual artist” who creates the brand image for your site.

Internet Marketing/SEO Consultant – helps you determine how your website fits into your overall marketing strategy, and how to get more traffic and sales from your website.

What skills should a good web designer have?

Good web designers come in many different forms and have strengths in different areas. Here are some things to consider;

Graphic Design
Viewing the web designers portfolio will quickly tell you whether or not the style of their graphic design work is to your taste. While it may not be the most important aspect for many businesses, the appearance of your website should be professional, appropriate to your business and not deter customers!

Programming Skills
A wide range of programming knowledge is required to effectively build a website, trouble-shoot problems and customize features. Expecting a hobby web designer or a young relative learning web design at school to have the skills to do this is unrealistic. On the other hand, someone who is a programmer but not a web designer will probably build a really ugly website!

Search Engine Optimization
Even a nicely designed, well-built website won’t achieve everything you hope if no one can find it. Ranking your website highly on Google is extremely important and a skill that most web designers say they have but in reality, do not. Ask for multiple examples of highly ranked clients that they have completed SEO work for.

Business Acumen
There’s an old saying that goes; “Never ask a poor person for financial advice”. I think the same rule applies to marketing your business online. If the web designer you’re considering doesn’t make the effort to understand your business or doesn’t have any grasp of business in general, how can they hope to help you with marketing it?

Communication Skills
Aside from the above practical skills, you need a web designer who you can communicate with. If they talk over your head or can’t explain things clearly, it will be a struggle all the way. You’ll need them to keep you updated on new developments in the industry and be accessible to help you with updates. Read more about Good Web developers and make sure that you are happy working with the individual you’re dealing with, because it could (should) be a long term relationship.

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