Web design businesses are a dime a dozen. It seems no matter who you talk to these days, they know someone who can make a website for you. It's no longer just their nephew who has Photoshop, or a neighbor who works as a IT specialist in a corporate office. There are now entire websites out there dedicated to free or cheap "web design". Why, with all this market saturation, should we assume that you will choose to spend your well earned money on an option that will cost you more?
News from the Nest
Welcome to 2012!
While the world worries about Mayans, the coming apocalypse, and the next Presidential election (which some will say are intimately connected), we here at JBird Design are looking forward to refining our business and in particular, our brand. Over the past few months, we've asked ourselves "What do we want JBird Design to be? What do we want it to be to our clients? What do we want it to do in the future?" We've only begun to explore these questions, but we're really excited about what we've discussed and discovered so far.
Last week, we discussed the overall architecture of the internet and the World Wide Web (W3). We learned about client/server architecture, where the web browsers we use (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) act as a client to display information retrieved from web servers, whether it be images, files, or documents. This week, we're going to look a little bit more at how things are displayed in the browser, and what you need to make sure the designer you hire knows.
Last week in Web Design Essentials, we discussed the differences between a designer and a developer. Here's a quick recap:
Designer: Someone who deals with the look and feel of your website. Creative, but restrained by design principles.
Developer: Someone who focuses on the function of your website, both what the customer sees, and how you administer the website.