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Dimitri Mystery Artist
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The first two times I wanted to built a website I made mistakes and chosen not the ¨best¨ professionals,
my question is how do you look for a good and professional website developer, assuming I already have a good idea how I want my site to look like, thank you

D.
JoshLondonMagic
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Perhaps the problem isn't the web designers, but you. If you've been through 2 different designers you chose wrong. Look for designers who create sites in Wordpress and DON'T use templates. You can buy a template, get hosting and do your own site for about $100. The tough part is creating a site that looks good if you do it that way though.

Search for designers who create sites that you like.

Whatever you didn't like about the past designers is what you should keep an eye out for.

Josh
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Consider what you want out of the site, then choose a designer who excels in that area. Sometimes an incredible graphic designer who gets your vision is a different person than the SEO guy who will get you found in search results. There are lots of aspects to consider.
monstercreations
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*cough!
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Yep..Monster creations created mine..In progress..

http://citruscountymagician.com
Dimitri Mystery Artist
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Thanks, I will be in touch with you.
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Ade does great work. he will not steer you wrong. Now if you need any PRINT design work let me know. It's what I do. =)

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MichaelDouglas
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After using two different people to build sites for me, I learned a few things.

Look for recommendations from people you know or can talk to and see the sites that have been created for them. Be prepared to give very detailed explanations in writing as to what you want. Give him/her links to sites you like and explain why you like them. Have a written agreement and set delivery time expectations in writing. Ask questions up front about anything and any terminology that you don't understand.

I would politely disagree with the comment above about not using a wordpress template and just have someone custom build a site for you. I'd recommend that if you hire someone, they should use a template. That is so because in 1 or 2 years from now a "custom" built site could develop a glitch as the versions of browsers and wordpress itself change. If that programmer is not available, they you are on the hunt for another person to hire.

However, if you have your web guy use a template from a reputable company that's been around a few years, then they will regularly put out updates that you can download for free....without depending on a web guy to keep you updated.

Just my 2 cents.
Dimitri Mystery Artist
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Michael, that was a very good recommendation!
thank you
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