June 9th 2013
I normally don’t give my articles a negative title, such as this one has….but….it is so true: I Hate Bad (web) Design! And I see it all over the web, websites that appear to be coolly designed, but their foundation is not set on semantically correct XHTML (or HTML 5), their usability sucks, their accessibility is non-existent, and unless you are a fan of flash games on the internet, you’ll find those sites all look alike….can you say “cookie cutter”? And SEO (Search Engine Optimization) friendly? I say, “not!”
So what do you do when you are looking for the best freelance web designer you can find? It is up to you to do your due diligence in researching a companies design policy. Do they specialize in any particular technology, such as making flash-only sites? If so – RUN!!! What you need to find is someone who does usability testing, SEO as second nature in a project, and stands behind their semantically correct work!
They are out there!