On the surface, it is easy to believe that website design is something you can handle on your own. While some people have the skills to do so, others realize that they need to hire a professional. Even though it may cost you some extra money, in the end you know that you are getting what you pay for. You know that your website is going to be designed by a professional who is more than willing to provide you with the service you deserve in a timely manner. How does that sound to you?
Above all else, when you hire a professional to help with website design you know that you are going to get something that meets your every specification – and there is nothing more important than that. The last thing you want to do is attempt the project on your own, just to find that you don’t have what it takes. In the end, this will result in a lot of lost time. Do you really want to put yourself in this position?
Moving forward, you may be concerned about the cost of hiring a professional to assist with website design. While this is a concern that may be on your mind, it is important to note that there are ways for you to keep the cost down. Above all else, you can compare the services offered by more than one company. This alone will help you find the best deal at a price you can afford. Does it get any better than that? Soon enough, you will see how much you should be paying for the type of project that you have on your mind. At that point, everything will begin to come together.
It is also essential that you know a thing or two about website design yourself. This does not mean you have to learn about the entire industry, but the more you know the easier it will be for you to communicate with the person you choose for the job. It is always nice to be able to speak the industry lingo as a means of better understanding what you should and should not be doing. Take the time to learn more about website design online before you ever contact a professional. This will go a long way in helping you understand what you are up against.
With all this information in mind, you should now have a good understanding of why it is so important to hire a professional website design firm. There are other things that should be on your mind as well, but for the most part you want to take the steps necessary to making an informed and confident decision. There is nothing worse than thinking that you are getting the best service, just to find that you made a poor decision.
These are the types of things to consider when searching for and looking to hire a professional website design company. With these details in mind, there is no going wrong.
Tudor City Overpass, Day into Night
Image by John Cunniff
This is a composite “day into night” scene from the Tudor City Overpass, a bridge over 42nd Street looking West through Midtown Manhattan. This digital art is a combination of 50 or so individual photos taken from about an hour before sunset to about 45 minutes after sunset.
The daytime area is in the foreground. For example, each taxi is its own Photoshop layer from its own individual photo. As you look in the distance down 42nd Street to the Chrysler Building, the time passes from day into night. The Chrysler Building layer was taken from my prior blue hour Flickr photo.
I was on the bridge for 2 hours and took 800 photos from the same spot on a tripod. I then spent about 40 hours sorting through the photos and combining them as layers in Photoshop. I recommend others go in with a good plan before undertaking a project like this!
Stephen Wilkes, a professional photographer, has several excellent NYC scenes like this on his website.
Canon 6D | Tokina SD 16-28mm f/2.8 AT-X PRO | most at f8 | 16mm | different times | 100 ISO