Perhaps this is not the case for everyone but in my view;
The Internet and open source has come of age. It has never been easier to build a strong and dynamic Internet presence. The tools are just waiting to be used and a Website can be developed rapidly to meet so many requirements.
I now have a Hosting Account and can setup and deliver Internet sites quickly and efficiently. Sites most importantly must be easy for the content owner to update. Content is King – if you don’t have something to say, then don’t bother. So it is essential that you find website solutions you can attend to with the ease of emailing a friend.
Good website design in my opinion involves;
- Technical knowledge and ability to rapidly deliver.
- Being able to cut to the chase and really understand the REQUIREMENTS a site needs to fulfill, even when the customer is not so sure themselves.
- The ability to educate people on what is possible so they may frame their needs in what is actually available.
- An artistic or aesthetic appreciation (Personally I get help on this one – Know your weakness and get stronger)
- Design skills
I now find myself in the position to do all these effectively. So can I help you ?
Finally – all this is only possible because we “stand on the shoulders of giants”, those people in the creative Open Source movement that precede us.