I have been doing Freelance Web Design in Bournemouth, Dorset for over 10 years. Here are some of the answers to questions I frequently get asked.
Is a Front End Web Developer the same as a Web Designer?
As a Front End Web Developer I am responsible for the websites
– Look and feel
– Responsivity from Mobile to Desktop
– User interaction
– Site speed
– User experience
– Accessibility of content (part of search engine optimisation)
All of these things tie in very closely to the websites design and I think in modern web design to create flat designs or concepts with no input from a Front End Developer you are setting yourself up for failure. If a separate person is doing the design then it is extremely beneficial for me to work closely with them throughout the process.
What about a Web Designer?
I usually will start with a framework or template that we can evolve in to something that suits you, this saves time and ultimately money. But if your budget suits then we can go fully bespoke on design and templating. If you have a Web Designer that you work with regularly and want to use then that is fine, I can happily collaborate with them on the project.
What about the server side stuff?
I have experience in the latest open source (free to use) frameworks and content management systems. For more simple or bespoke builds I have local developers I regularly work with and trust to create something that suits the project. There is a not a ‘one size fits all’ framework or content management system, all projects are different. I aim to keep projects simple, maintainable and scalable. You can also rest at ease that I am not trying to sell you anything, I am not partnered with any product or external company, nor will I push any on you.
Why use one person to build my project when I could get a team?
I do specialise in Front End Development but I have experience in almost all areas of Web Design and Development. I am also a very reliable project manager of my own time and others, meaning I can pull projects together at very competitive costs. Along with that I bring 10 years of experience that I can draw upon to get your project built in the right way and suit your budget.
You can read more about my Web Development services here
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