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Questions to Ask Your Web Designer

Questions to Ask Your Web Designer
Introduction
Many entrepreneurs rely heavily on web designers. In addition to
designing and updating the web site for the entrepreneur, web
designers also often assist with areas such as domain name
registration and hosting.
Some entrepreneurs have found that this heavy
reliance can turn into a nightmare in the event their
relationship with their designer sours or they just
want to make a change. In some cases these
entrepreneurs have found that their web designer
controls access and even ownership of their web
site and domain name!
Horror Stories I Have Heard
Here are some real live horror stories told to me by my clients,
students and readers.
1. After a dispute with their web designer, one company found their
web site AND e-mail was disabled. They had no copies of their
web site, so I had to find new hosting for them, find archived
copies of their web site on the web, recreate all the forms and
re-upload their site quickly to get them operating again. In the
meantime, they may have lost 1,000s of dollars.
2. One of my students had custom programming done by a web
designer for her shopping cart. When she went to change
hosting companies, she found that she could not move her
shopping cart program as it was owned by the designer. She
had paid for 1,000s of dollars in development costs that were
now wasted.
3. Spelling and pricing mistakes on web sites that remain
uncorrected for weeks despite repeated requests by the site
owners to the web designer to have them corrected.
4. Web sites being redirected to other pages, making it difficult for
search engines to find them.
Copyright 2005 by Garland Coulson
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