Caution! Web Designers Without These Four Skills Can Ruin Your Site

By: Sameer Somal |  August 12, 2014

Websites are important for business, but if the designers you hire lack the following four skills, they can do more harm than good.


1. Creativity
Creativity is an indispensable skill for a web designer. With the help of creativity, designers can help you catch the eyeballs of your potential customers. Be sure to check the web designer’s web design gallery before you hire him or her.


2. Technical Expertise
Without knowledge of CSS, HTML, JavaScript, and other computer languages, designers cannot develop the functionality you require, even if they are very creative. Hard-core coding is a plus, although it is not required.


3. Communication
To simplify and streamline the process, ensure that the designer you hire fully understands your needs and requirements.


4. Professionalism
Hiring professionals is a worthwhile investment because they can complete projects in a timely manner. Professional designers and developers can listen attentively and answer your queries when you need them. You can find all of these qualities/attributes with an established firm.



Published by Sameer Somal

Sameer Somal is the CEO of Blue Ocean Global Technology. He is a frequent speaker at conferences on digital transformation, online reputation management, search engine optimization, relationship capital and ethics. Fundamental to his work at Blue Ocean Global Technology, Sameer leads collaboration with an exclusive group of PR, Law and Management Consulting agency partners. He helps clients build and transform their digital presence. Sameer is a published writer and Internet Defamation subject matter expert witness. In collaboration with the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, he authors continuing legal education (CLE) programs and is a member of the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) Education Advisory Council. Sameer serves on the board of the CFA Institute Seminar for Global Investors, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Girl Power Talk. He is an active member of the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF).

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