To build a website, you’ll need both web design for the site and development of the site. Freelance web developers tend to specialize in frontend or backend work. Frontend developers tend to focus on the client side – what your users see when they visit your website. Backend developers usually focus on the interaction between the server and databases. Backend developers often work on a number of things, which include scripting to permit your users to interact with the site, web server configuration, and developing e-commerce features, such as a payment system. Good freelance web developers are skilled in multiple areas, including web design, information architecture, usability engineering, web content management systems, web server administration, database administration, software engineering, project management, network security, and search engine optimization. There are many ways to design and build a website. Some people hire a website design firm. Website design firms often provide very high quality website design work and often have on staff web developers who can code the site. They will often provide a few options for your website design that will give you some variety to choose from. On the other hand, website design firms can be very expensive and you may find that the design price is out of your budget. If you decide to engage a website design firm, you should look for at least three or four firms and obtain creative quotes so that you can evaluate the cost of hiring any of those firms to help you with your design needs. Most people find that a freelance web designer can bring the best of both worlds together -providing a high quality web design service at lower prices. The single biggest issue with utilizing a freelance web designer is finding the right one. There are many freelance web designers and picking the right freelance web designer is often a difficult task. Additionally, not all freelance web designers are capable of coding the site, even if they can design it. Hiring a freelance web designer doesn’t necessarily mean that the same person will be able to develop the site for you. If you decide to engage a freelance web site designer, you should look for at least three or four freelance web designers and ask them for detailed quotes so that you can evaluate the cost of hiring any of them. You should include in that group freelance web developers so that you understand the cost of coding the site. You should also remember to ask them for a few examples of their prior work so that you can evaluate the types of freelance websites they’ve previously designed. Pay particular attention to those freelance web designers that are able to list only one freelance website or web design in their portfolio – this suggests that they haven’t had much experience in freelance website design. Also be careful if people specialize only in certain kinds of design - such as logo design. A designer who can create a beautiful logo doesn't necessarily have the skills to create a beautiful web design. You should look more carefully for designers that have multiple freelance websites in their portfolio.
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