|Our prospective clients often
ask us, "What qualifications does one have to have to call themselves a
'Web Designer?'" Well, the truth is that there are NO industry policing
agents (yet), nor any mandatory educational requirements. This means it is
extremely important to fully interview any prospective companies that you may
chose to work with on the Internet. We recommend several safeguards:
- Look for this logo displayed by qualified web designers
world wide. While membership in the Hyper Text Markup Language Writers Guild
doesn't guarantee quality web design, it does signify a company or individual
that is striving to offer high quality web design. Elite Web Design and
Marketing is a proud member of the HTML
- Ask to see completed
work. Ask yourself, "Would I buy something from this web site?"
If the answer is NO, you might not get the effective web site you are
- Avoid companies that use PO Boxes. As with any business,
make sure you can find this person/company after they have received your check.
- Most importantly of all, speak to the customers and
clients of any firm or individual you interview. Most web sites offer an
e-mail link back to the owner.
Drop them a note and ask if they are pleased with the results. The Internet is
quickly becoming a breeding ground for unethical marketeer's world wide. If
they haven't lived up to their promises with their past customers, don't expect
any better treatment.