It may be a challenging task to build a website, especially if you’re not a developer or designer. However, it’s not rocket science.

Our website design company, MessageMuse, has been on both sides of the fence not only as website owners who have hired graphic designers but also as website designers who have been hired by other website owners. So when it comes to choosing graphic designers, coders, developers, we can give you a complete guide.

Why is it Important to Hire a Professional?

If you don’t know how to code, you can take the help of drag & drop website builders that are code-free. But it’s also important to hire someone skilled for your project. For a faster site, better online strategy, time-saving responsive layout, competitive advantage, and dependable design, you need to hire a professional. You can take the help of web design services. Graphic designers are necessary for mockup of the site’s look, typography, color palette, graphic design icons, and overall style. Likewise, front-end developers are responsible for the website’s actual functionality.

How Much Should Be the Cost?

There’s not a fixed amount. The price varies based on location, skill levels, experience, complexity and size of the project. There are lots of companies that offer you high quality designs at competitive costs. For instance, our digital agency offers mobile friendly web design services without making you break the bank. 

What Skills Should You Look for?

Hiring the right web designer and developer is a crucial step and can be a time-consuming process if you’re in the start-up phase. We will give you a checklist of skills so that you can make a quick discernment.

Requirements:

  • Proven work experience
  • Demonstrable designing skills
  • Solid experience in creating sitemaps, storyboard, process flows, and user flows
  • Proficiency in wire framing tools
  • Experience of agile development process
  • Visual design skills
  • Up to date information on the current web-trends
  • BS/MS in visual arts, interaction design or human-computer interaction

Graphic Designer Skill:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe illustrator
  • Adobe after effects
  • Adobe animate
  • Decent sense
  • UX design

Website designer Skills:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe illustrator
  • CSS/CSS3
  • HTML/HTML5
  • jQuery (It’s necessary if you don’t intend to use a drag & drop website builder)
  • PHP

Developer /Coder skills:

  • jQuery
  • Web server management
  • PHP JavaScript – if you’re using WordPress
  • CSS/CSS3 – applicants must know this coding knowledge to adjust the colors, change the fonts, as well as to alter the background
  • HTML/HTML5 – it gives the necessary structure and forms paragraphs, and footers

Designer or Developer’s Soft Skills:

  • Creativity
  • On-time project management
  • Productivity
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Time management

Online Platform:

You can find the best design applicants through different online platforms. You can search on Google to find full time and short-term freelancers.

Digital Agencies: It is always the best choice as they usually undergo a more comprehensive analysis of your business needs. For example, Digital Agency MessageMuse has a team of professional designers, engineers and project managers to offer usability design services.

This article is brought to you by Nauman Akbar, founder and owner of MesssageMuse, a leader in offshore digital IT services. We are a full service digital marketing agency offering website developmententerprise app solutions for businesses, mobile app developmentreputation managementlogo design, and branding. We currently have customers internationally and in the US. We are now expanding our services to South CarolinaNorth CarolinaGeorgiaFloridaTennessee, and Virginia. We are a registered business with the Delaware Secretary of State. We welcome individuals, businesses, and brokers to check out all the services and skills we offer. Give us a call at +1 (704) 315-2120 or check out our website at https://www.messagemuse.com/ or send us an email at agency@messagemuse.com . Let us help your business find creative digital solutions at any price point.