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  1. #1
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    Aug 2017

    Can you help me make my post for a web designer more attractive?

    NOTE - I'm not advertising this here, so please don't try to apply or pm me.

    I need to advertise for a web designer, this is a big important job, and I'm inexperienced. I'm afraid good designers will not be attracted. So far this is what I have:
    "Iím looking for an experienced web designer to design a cross-platform website with some ecommerce from scratch. Development of the site will have 2 stages. You are bidding on the first stage, but you should design the site in such a way that the second stage will integrate nicely with the first.
    Itís a (human) language learning website, and there are several tools that need to be incorporated. I have a detailed ppt ready for review for qualified candidates. There is a lot of work here, and the deadline is 2 months.

    Skills required:
    Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobe Illustrator
    CSS / CSS3
    HTML / HTML5

    What would you change about this to make it more attractive?

  2. #2
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    Mar 2007
    Your limitations...

    Why only Adobe? Why not other editors that are equally as good?
    HTML5 is the latest and any backwards comparability needs to be completed by a polyfiller (JavaScript or written in by the backend)
    JQuery, whats wrong with the stuff thats already waiting to go, that stuff called JavaScript, it ahould be JavaScript with any working knowledge of JQuery, focusing on JQuery alone does not guarantee you to get someone who will need to use JavaScript with JQuery as JQuery alone a website does not make.

    I would also touch on some back-end stuff, PHP or whatever you use on the server as well as a bit of Database languages knowledge.

    So to make it attractive, you would need to make it "Hours to suit" with a minimum expected work return per week.

    You would be advised to have some form of contract of employment written up that also includes a couple of caveats where they are on a retainer until the client has accepted the goods as fully working and tested as you don't want someone to write code, get paid and bugger off and leave you holding a failed site. So you should be careful to ensure that the person you employ is going to commit to such an agreement when the time comes to resolve the errors / bugs in the code.
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  3. #3
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    Aug 2017
    Thanks very much.

    I was totally guessing on the skills, so I'll amend those. I'm planning to post this on upwork, and the advice I got from here was to put it out for bids, rather than hourly. Need to think about that some more.

    I think upwork agreements cover the rest of what you suggested, but I'll confirm. I want to set up intermittent goals and check work at those points, but as an inexperienced person it might be hard to check.

  4. #4
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    Aug 2004
    Not sure if this is the case, but if you already have the design (e.g. in that .ppt file?), then you don't need a "web designer", but instead a "front-end web developer" who can implement your design, I think?

    PS: I'd likely want something in there emphasizing the need for "responsive design" for different devices/screen-sizes.
    Last edited by NogDog; 11-02-2017 at 11:07 AM.
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    Try to find a full stack dev for that. They can correct and front and back and all. Or **Links removed by Site Staff so it doesn't look like you're spamming us. Please don't post them again.** and search for an article that explains how to fix your problem.
    Last edited by Train; 11-08-2017 at 08:16 AM.

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