Getting Creative With Companies Advice

Searching for someone to make you your business website? If this is your first time but you’ve done a little research, you’ve likely read about the three different labels used for website creators – web designer, web developer and web implementer. Which one do you need?

First, a web designer is a company or professional who creates the overall look and feel of your website. They will work with you on color choices, building your brand/logo if needed, layouts, etc. As opposed to what a lot of people think, web design not only involves aesthetics. A designer should know about marketing concepts – for example, content organization, call to action, etc. – and apply them in a way that helps you reach your goals for the site.

On the other hand, a web developer is someone who makes use of a designer’s mockups (pictures of what the website should look like) in building a functional website. If you intend to use WordPress, the developer may build a custom theme, or customize an existing theme or template to fit the mockups. Furthermore, developers may add features or functionality to an existing website, or provide general assistance, as with troubleshooting.
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Somewhere in between a designer and a developer is an implementer. However, take note that an implementer may be unable to provide certain things.
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Let’s say you’d like to open a hair spa. The following are what your website should be able to do:

> Tell people about your services

Allow clients to schedule appointments

> Encourage people to leave their email address so you can tell them about new services, discounts, etc.

> Provide your contact details so people can communicate with you

That list of needs is pretty average so you can probably just hire a design/development team or an implementer. There are plenty of WordPress plugins that you can use for the aforementioned tasks, so you have no need for a full custom website.

Here’s a second example: you have your hair spa, but you would like to start selling hairstyling products and take registration for hairstyling classes. Hence, you will need the following additions:

> Ecommerce features, SSL and a payment gateway

> Inventory management that synchronizes your online and physical shops

> More advanced scheduling for hair spa treatments and hairstyling seminars with a limited number of slots

> Varying levels of employee or team member access

There may be existing tools that you can use to meet these requirements, but you may also need something specifically created for your site. If that is the case, a developer is what you need.

After learning about the similarities and differences among web designers, developers and implementers, you will find it much easier to choose the right professional to build your website.