Clients look to Jessica Rosengard Designs (JRD) for guidance and advice. As the owner, that’s something I don’t take lightly. I am the biggest cheerleader for my clients’ brands and I want to steer them – and you – in the right direction.
One question I am asked frequently is about coding of a client’s website. Here’s the deal, I may be hired to design a website, but not always hired to code it, which means I have to hand off a website design to another member of the client’s team and then it’s hands off after that.
My recommendation to clients and strangers alike is to keep the coding with the designer. Of course, this is not always possible, but if it is, I believe it saves a lot of headaches, time, and money in the long run.
Design is an art and coding is a science. If I’ve designed a website, I’ve designed something that I know I will be able to code, so you know your website will look exactly like the design I have presented to you.
The challenge comes in when clients have other connections, who are either seemingly more economical, or a really good friend. It’s great to have connections, but my worry is that the client may be disappointed if the actual website does not look anything like the original design.
I value my work, I value your business, and as part of my customer service philosophy, I like to see that a project is taken to the finish line in the proper way.
What Are You Getting?
When you put JRD on the team for design and for the coding of the website, you’re getting a completely full service website: including the installation, and tweaks and revisions. You also get a guarantee that what the static design looks like, will be packaged and delivered to you, just as you would expect.
I know user experience; I understand the user interface. It’s a whole package kind of deal and it’s not just about the cheapest price. I believe it’s about taking things to the next level and ensuring that projects are done properly.
Don’t Get Burned
When you shop around and get burned, it can really add up. Maybe you’ve gone through four different coders and your website is still not up and running properly, but your bank account is on the decline.
Hiring your designer to handle the coding can provide a little bit of sticker shock at first, but consider that in the end, you may spend a lot less because it’s getting done properly. Here’s something you may not think about: it’s actually more expensive for a developer to clean up someone else’s code, than to code from the beginning.
You may know me and some of my philosophies by now, one of which is, if you’re going to do it, do it right. I am here to help you. Take the extra step and be as professional as you can be, and let me know if there’s anything I can do to help along the way.