Web Design and Development

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Hi there,

I have a new product (a diet supplement) that I need a website designed for. I am going to post a job for proposal on Elance and Odesk and am wondering what exactly should i be stating? We are looking for a site that ultimately converts traffic into sales.

Are the design and development of the site 2 different things and would / should I be hiring 2 different companies to do them?

I very much appreciate your counsel and advice.

#design #development #web
  • Profile picture of the author LucindaWatrous
    Design is typically just the front end look and feel, where as development is the functionality, and hard code. Development is another beast if you are looking for something highly technical.

    Is this an affiliate website? I have experience writing for a diet supplement review site, and could easily build you a WordPress site that does not look like a blog, if that's what you're looking for.

    Lucinda Watrous--Freelance Writer and Web Designer

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    • Profile picture of the author jaggerbabwin
      Hi there,

      Thanks for your response. No, this is not an affiliate site. Question then - would / should I hire the same company to do the design that does the development?

      **** Success does not come to those that wait and does not wait for those to come to it ****

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      • Profile picture of the author LucindaWatrous
        It depends on what exactly you need done. Many designers are also developers, and many developers are also designers.

        I myself, understand a lot more code than I can write. I work in WordPress because it handles the development and I can handle the design, while the client can easily maintain it and make his or her own changes.

        Lucinda Watrous--Freelance Writer and Web Designer

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        • Profile picture of the author checkm8
          However WP is constricting, you have to design around it
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      • Profile picture of the author checkm8
        It is always better to have the work done by the same process if possible. Even though the design and dev are separate processes, they are of course tied
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  • Profile picture of the author TGRPL
    Design & Development are two different things but are very much related to each other. I recommend to select the company which are specialized and can provide both these service. I even suggest you such company should be efficient in internet marketing as can build you a successful website from its initial stage.
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  • Profile picture of the author haymanpl
    If the product is owned by you and you want an affiliate program to help build your online salesforce, i can set this up for you on a premium wordpress theme of your choice and include a forum if you need as well.

    The forum is a great way of building content, building subscribers and increasing your search engine results
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  • Profile picture of the author biznics
    Surely design and development are different. But from the looks of your thread/requirements, I think you only need website design and simple coding work (without any major development) for your affiliate product website. Usually, most designers can code simple websites so I don't think you should hire separately for the design and coding.
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  • Profile picture of the author Devan Colby
    Dreamweaver has been the best web design software out so far. It supports all web 2.0 coding.
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  • Profile picture of the author evilprincess
    I can help with your web design. PM me for my portfolio and more info.
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  • I think that you can definitely use the same person / company to handle the design & development... your project doesn't seem very complex at all.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vanfenix
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