I studied computers and technology in college, but I have learned plenty more in the decades after graduation. Nothing compares to the real world when it comes to gaining experience as a career professional. My college years laid me a great foundation to spring forth from and I have since greatly enjoyed constantly updating my knowledge and skills. I have a great job at the moment working with website hosting on Windows servers but I’ve done networking jobs and even office temp work like data entry. I took my time deciding what career to choose and I know that careful consideration has more than paid off.
Considering the same challenges crop up again and again for everyone in web development courses, it’s interesting to note that different people come up with different solutions to the same issue. The context often defines what an appropriate solution is, so what works for one business may not work for another. Obviously, I can only talk about strategies I myself have used, or ones suggested to me by my peers (nb. there may be other solutions I haven’t considered).
When the site is complete, will I own the website? When your website is complete, ask to get it on disk, (website and database) or host it through GoDaddy, Blue host or any reputable hosting company.
Let the world know how busy you’ve been and what you’ve been up to. If you’ve not been so productive – make it look like you are – new clients are attracted and want to work with successful “happening” people.
An experienced web design company will have a solid portfolio of web development courses sites that they have created for other clients. Ask for links to other site the design company has created and review each one. Do you like what you see? Do the sites have a style that appeals to you?
When optimizing your images watch the quality compared to size. You want the smallest size possible for your site, making your site load faster. This will make it easier for your visitors and search engine bots. If you image or graphic becomes too distorted, raise your file size. You don’t want a pixelated image on your site. You want your images to look good and professional. You just need to find a balance between having a clean professional picture and having a decent small file size.
Most WordPress themes will have a CSS style sheet, if you have learned enough you can edit that style sheet. This will ensure your site is different from all the other sites using that theme. If you can learn enough CSS to do that, then picking a theme for your site will only be step one. You will be able to edit and tweak that theme so that it is completely unique and your own.
Good designers are creative people that need to think out of the box. Finding a good web designer is getting harder and harder. The good designers are being snatched by agencies and large projects. They are overloaded with work and often, you won’t know about them because they don’t have time (or need) to market themselves. Doing your homework and asking the right questions is important to decide if they are right for the job.