Donegal Web Designers
Sometimes a simple web design theme is all that is required, something that has been created before with a few modifications. Customised design is more time consuming, more expensive, more effective and worthy of consideration, but find someone competent and trustworthy, who is not just selling a low priced, low quality option and a handful of promises.
As Donegal Web Designers, we work with design themes and with talented Graphic designers, so talk to us about what you need for your particular project. We only work with Clients where we feel we can create a good return on any investment.
Can a Graphic Designer also do Web Development ?
No, is the short answer. Graphic Design is a left brain activity, whereas Web Development is a right brain area. Most web developers fancy themselves as graphic designers and create mediocre design at best. Same with Graphic designers, they think that they can create a design and then put it on the web and it will just work forever – wrong ! Ferrari do not ask their designers to physically build the car, nor do they ask auto mechanics to design it. Many web agencies try to employ a good senior graphic designer and a good senior web developer, two very difficult positions to fill well, so very very few manage to do it. Even if they do, they rarely hold on to the staff very long. Just accept that you can employ two people, but ensure that they can work together. The Graphic designer could develop something that will cost more to build, unless they talk to the Web Developer about the best layout first. Between them they will work together to keep costs down. Any Graphic Designer who is not used to working in Web Design, will generally design for Print, which will lead to poor web design and low conversion of visitors. Get one that can show loads of examples of work done, similar to the work you want done. Also check out their “style” to see if you like it. They all have their own, so you want to be sure that you like it. Generally, their “Look” is going to show through all their work. Developers are the same, they like one code or platform more than any other, so they will work with .Net or Joomla or WordPress. These are very different platforms, so get advice on which is best for your project.