A smooth experience for the client requires Effective Communication, web designing from a distance through email can cause an irritation for both the client and designer. I hear many complaints from clients who are offering us a project to fix their site after dealing with a designer that lacked effective communication, and slow at finishing the project. I mostly refuse over complicated thesis sites that need the wrench.
What style of communication can you expect from hiring DIY Theme Designer?
Effective Communication is crucial for a web design project to progress smoothly. Without communication on both sides, a web design project can slow down to a crawl.
Using an instant message program can greatly speed up the web design project and provides effective communication. Currently I use Skype or Yahoo Messenger to accomplish design details. No need for video or voice talk, but instant messaging helps with fast transfer of information. If timing to connect is not doable, then comprehensive email lists can also accomplish much.
There are some clients who want to learn how to customize Thesis. I do struggle at teaching web design; yet screen sharing can benefit the client to understand the prime elements of using the Thesis Framework and learning how to blog on WordPress. Screen sharing enhances the ability to show the client certain aspects of WordPress and Thesis. I use a small free program called Join Me, a lightweight program delivers quality screen sharing and is not CPU hungry. Effective communication during a design project increases from using Instant Messaging and Screen Sharing.
Working within a Fair Level:
I strive to work within an area of fairness. Coding and Web Design are not easy work, yet, it is a skilled work. I believe that integrity walks the long distance path. Sometimes it can be difficult to quote prices. I do mostly offer an initial price for the start of a project. I time my work using a program called Vitamin R. The Mac program Vitamin R allows pausing of the timer, it can shut down or hide programs that might cause a distraction. It is an ideal program for web design.
Without indexed in Google, your site will not be moving far into the web world. You want to get your site indexed and start blogging immediately after your site is set up and designed. Web building should be gradual process after the essential layout is designed. After WordPress and Thesis are set up and the settings adjusted correctly, it is important to add needed non-java script plugins that included security, image optimization, database backup, and Google site-maps. Adding three well writing posts according to your niche will help, even if your site is not designed at this point. Your site is not ranked or even indexed in Google within the first month.
We believe in building functional fast websites and blogs at DIY Theme Designer on the Thesis Framework. With the correct tools and, effective communication your experience will be smooth and satisfying.