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Should you hire a web developer and designer separately?

It is near the end of 2017 and the process of building an effective website is no longer just throwing up some Wordpress, buying a domain, and hitting publish. Creating a website that not only looks great but also is effective at generating traffic is crucial. Both positions, designer & developer, need to work together and communicate effectively in order to achieve both of these goals.So the question is.. Should you hire a web developer and designer separately? The purpose of a website determines whether you should hire a web developer and designer separately or together. The subjective nature of visual artwork and interface design can be make this a challenge for project owners as well. We'll go over specific things that a designer and developer should be asking each other and more. Purposes Change the Answer An art studio that needs a website would definetely require a separate designer because art studios value visual aesthetics. In that case, knowing if a separate designer is required would be obvious. However, most business websites are not going to fall within this category but rather within a balance of design and development needs. A dedicated designer is necessary when the aim of a website is to be heavily aesthetic or visual arts based. Websites for photography studios are going to contain much more arts focus compared to something like an attorney's office or construction company website. Similarly, a project that incorporates special features such as live video conferencing, special custom interfaces, or entire web applications will need at least one dedicated developer. At least one developer is usually required for any project unless your designer is also part developer. Subjective or Objective Goals Change the Plan As a designer works with visual aesthetics, the task of determining whether a task is complete

By |2017-12-17T07:46:59+00:00October 16th, 2017|Industry Questions|0 Comments

WordPress Fix Permalinks After Migration

Installing or migrating a fresh copy of Wordpress and clicking on that newly created navigation link then seeing a page a big 404 not found error can be infuriating! These type of errors are some of most commonly experienced while using Wordpress. Sometimes we need to go ahead and make Wordpress fix permalinks after migration or install. What You Need In order to diagnose the issue we need to know the following information: What operating system and server is your web host running on? The operating system we use for our servers is Windows Server 2016 which runs IIS 10 however most Wordpress servers are ran in some flavor of Linux with Apache. What type of error are you getting? Most likely you will be seeing a "Page Not Found" or 404 status error. This will usually occur after first setting up a new site or migrating an old one then clicking on your first internal link (like the navigation menu). The first question can be answered by either asking your web host. Most Wordpress websites are ran under some flavor of Linux using the Apache web server. However, this isn't always the case. It is best to ask your webhost if this is unknown. The second question will ensure that this article is the correct place for you to be in order to solve your error. If your error does not say "Page Not Found" but instead says "Server Error" this is not the article for you. Feel free to Google further. I have a 404 error, wonderful! I don't have time to waste. Is there anything I can try first as a quick fix? Wordpress permalinks panel Yes, do the following steps if you are having trouble with permalinks. These steps are designed to work

By |2017-12-17T07:47:01+00:00October 12th, 2017|Tutorial|0 Comments