Print Reseller Scheme
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Is it possible...

Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by davewill, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    (Sorry if this is something that has been talked about before on here, but...) I am a graphic designer with hardly any knowledge of the web, so I can make websites look nice in photoshop and design pages of content, layouts etc but I have no idea how to make all those nice images actually work on a page. If I was to take on freelance work designing a site for a client, is it normal that I could design it and then hire someone myself to code it and do all the web wizardry side of stuff? If so, is this expensive? I know I really shud learn myself, but theres so many sides to the world of design I cant find the time to learn them all just yet!!!
    ________
    Live Sex
     
  2. h_freezy

    h_freezy Senior Member

    you can do the layout and hire somebody like Harry to code it for you. That should be acceptable.
     
  3. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    thanks for the quick response h_freezy, how much would that cost, roughly obviously, between x-x per hour? im just trying to work out if its worth while financially to take on such projects.
    ________
    Wong Amat Tower Condos Pattaya
     
  4. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

    I'm Harry :D PM me if you like

    (cheers h_)
     
  5. h_freezy

    h_freezy Senior Member

    depends on the website mate. The coder will charge you per hour as long as you make it very clear what needs to be done. A website layout mock up is quicker and easier to do, so expect the coder to get more money than you:p
     
  6. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

    Not necessarily. I work extremely fast so my hourly rate averages out pretty damn cheap over a project.
     
  7. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    haha, i thought u might say that! and thanks harry, its a project I have been offered which involves a full redesign of a website, but i really dont know if its too big for me, theres about 20 pages, log in sections, members areas, booking forms, basically loadsa stuff i cant do, but I can design it! and trust me, it badly needs redesigning! so i cant make my mind up if its going to be worth my while going for it or not!
    ________
    Coopers cam
     
  8. h_freezy

    h_freezy Senior Member

    PSD to html very fast and cheap...............those combination sounds awesome!
     
  9. h_freezy

    h_freezy Senior Member

    thats where CMS comes in........................get it?
     
  10. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

    Ah you'd need a developer and programmer for that one then. Quite a biggie. You'd do more outsourcing than working meaning it'd inflate the project's cost to more than the client would need to (therefore maybe want to) pay.
     
  11. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    sorry for my lack of knowledge, but what would the developer and programmer do that you dont harry?
    ________
    SWEETENSPICYXXX
     
  12. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

    Well I'm a developer, I build sites (HTML, CSS etc) but a programmer* would write scripts that allow for database interaction and whatnot (for the logins and member areas).


    *term used loosely
     
  13. allyally2k

    allyally2k Senior Member

    This post is interesting, web design baffles me too!
     
  14. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    oh ally, im so glad u said that! i thort it was just me! i am really interested in web design, i just dont know where to start!

    harry: thanks again, ur being a great help, so i take it if i designed it and u built it then we could have a basic website but if we needed log in areas and members stuff then we would need a programmer to make the bits that holds and stores all the info such as member details and passwords? am i on the right lines?
    ________
    How to roll a joint
     
  15. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

    You're spot on right mate.

    A more viable business venture for you would be to design sites that don't need a database and then only outsource the build to a developer. That way you're not losing too much control of the project and you're still getting a decent chunk of cash (your costs + markup on outsourcing = more profit).
     
  16. allyally2k

    allyally2k Senior Member

    Yeah that's totally how I feel dave, I mean i've been trying to make my own portfolio site through wordpress but even this is proving difficult. I really want to learn to build it myself, but maybe it just ain't for me?!

    Harry is photoshop or illustrator better for the design side?
     
  17. Sunburn

    Sunburn Active Member

    or me :) ...
     
  18. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    thanks harry, (are you charging your hourly rate for all this advice?!? ;) ) sounds like a good idea to stick to more simple sites for now. ive never bothered going for web design redesigns as i was always scared off by my lack of knowledge on the mechanics and the process involved but this forum is an awesome place to find stuff like this out so i really appreciate it! im even tempted now to design my personal website and if i do ill give you a PM if your available to do your thing!
    ________
    Curvy Webcam
     
  19. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    as far as i understand it ally we shud use photoshop everytime rather than illustrator, makes it far easier to be then used by the web people
    ________
    WEB SHOWS
     
  20. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

    Photoshop is standard, or Fireworks. Illustrator can be used for elements like buttons but not typically full layouts.

    Haha the amount of free work I've done on here… no point charging for my advice now ;)
    It all depends on how much control you're willing to lose. If you can find a decent programmer and developer in one then it might not be too bad, otherwise one of each means you're essentially managing two people plus clients' expectations which might not be worth the amount of money you'd make out of it.

    And yep, PM away :)
     

Share This Page