Templates can be good sometimes...if they are done rightsuzieh said:Try templates. We're going with algozone.com templates and bidding out the programming (will save us time as we've already done websites from scratch).
I was thinking of going with a template at first, then moving to something custom down the line, but decided that I want a look and feel to my site right from the start.suzieh said:Try templates. We're going with algozone.com templates and bidding out the programming (will save us time as we've already done websites from scratch).
Leaving fun stuff for us (art work, copy writing, etc.)
Programmers bid from all over, funds held in escrow. Check them out.
This is so true. I don't even have a website running yet but it is the same with all aspects of this business. Yes, it is a pain to learn all of this stuff................but once you do it is so much more beneficial in the long run. I have been trying to learn graphics software for awhile and it is slowly coming together.Comin'OutSwingin said:Also, the education that comes with doing it myself is invaluable. I'm pretty sure I won't get it perfect right away (if ever!), but it will evolve and change and hopefully I can have the site that I want. Which is a certain look, feel, and experience that will be all mine and that I have complete control over.
Rodney said:Sometimes I have web design clients that ask me to design something really ineffective and with poor useability (music on the website/flash intros, etc).
I may just point them to the Golden Rule page from now on instead of spending hours trying to explain why music may sound like a cool idea, but it doesn't really have a place auto loading on an ecommerce website about kitchen counters.
It's nice to be in a position to "turn down" clients that just don't get it after a few meeting and examples and calm explainations and articlessuzieh said:
Rodney, I see we have had the same clients LOL. I was a marketing communications consultant in another life and I used to just advise clients to it themselves if they didn't want paid professional input.