Web Development · E-Commerce

What are the steps you take when you need website work done and you don't have a team?

Steve Dolan Digital Strategy Specialist

November 30th, 2015

Whether you have a brand new idea or business and you need a website from scratch, or if you have an existing website that needs some work - Where do you look? Who do you talk to? What are your pains or reservations about the process? I'd love to get some insight.

Steve Simitzis Founder and CEO at Treat

November 30th, 2015

You can do a lot with Squarespace or Wordpress just to get something up and running. No need to spend a dollar until you need to.

Sheldon Poon Technical Director, Drive Marketing

December 1st, 2015

Based on my experience, people have no idea where to turn. they start asking around through business contacts, friends, family, etc..

This is where the whole notion of "I have a nephew that can do this work for me" comes from. People ask around until someone they come across says "I know a little about web design" and they just go with that person because they don't understand the implications.

Once people start getting serious about their web needs, they start asking the right questions. Instead of looking for someone who "can build [me] a website" they start looking for someone who understands their business needs. Unfortunately, this only tends to come about after a failed project with the "nephew".

Once they get to this point and understand that a strong website can make or break a business, they start to understand the value and start looking for professional firms.

Again, this has been my experience dealing with local clients. I'm sure it's different in other cities.

Chris Wright Account Manager - Outside Sales at Staples

November 30th, 2015

You may consider sourcing to save time and money. I've used websites like scriptlance.com for web development projects. Hope that helps, Steve.

Imran Rashid Owner, DeltaShoppe

November 30th, 2015

There are many resources out there these days. One of the most common is Upwork.com (formerly oDesk/Elance), Freelancer.com (merged many small companies like Scriptlance, RentACoder etc) and also a little bit higher end but also higher quality resources such as Toptal.com.

Anton Yakovlev Founder of four successful businesses on two continents who can help you do the same

November 30th, 2015

In most cases wix.com is quite enough to test the idea. If it is not then you need either to hire a coder/designer or to outsource this job to a company like mine. We help lots of startups to create their MVP. Keep in mind that if you have a tech startup you'll want to have key developers in-house, to have your IP in one place, and to be able to control that place. 

Hercules Schonfeldt JFNA Director Digital Technology

December 1st, 2015

Hi Steve,
You have few option depending on what you are trying to achieve.

  1. If you are after the look and feel and maybe some ideas you can look here: www.themeforest.net
  2. If you thinking of making a mockup and at the later date build it with someone or by yourself you can use www.invisionapp.com
  3. If you are ready to build you can always get in touch with me.
It all depends on what kind of website you are looking for.

Best,

Hercules

Aaron Glinski Digital Marketing Specialist at Vinyl Interactive

November 30th, 2015

If you need a website done I can help you. I have coders and designers on staff that can build websites. Are you looking to build a simple website, eCommerce, or blog? 

Frank Corsi

November 30th, 2015

It depends on your needs. I am a web developer, and I will sometimes take equity in a project where capital funds are low or needed for other tasks. Many times it is not a simple website that is needed. Backend management, security, data management and structure needs to be part of the plans. I will often help with a business plan focused on the procedures needed to operate the web applications that will be used.

HernĂ¡n Durand Institute of Veterinary Genetics (IGEVET) - CONICET

November 30th, 2015

If you're going to be a solo web coder from scratch, you will need the best tools and I mean really hidden treasures: A fully reflective dynamic object technology environment (like Pharo Smalltalk), so you can live debug, your code and apply refactorings (Refactoring Browser), metrics (Moose), and a state of the art web framework (Seaside) with a meta-descriptions framework (Magritte) to generate your UI from your model. If you need to further scale you can migrate your model to an active object base like GemStone/S.

Kristian Widjaja Founder@jonajo.com. Now hiring iOS & Android engineers, and engineering managers!

November 30th, 2015

I help companies who are in the situation that you describe. We can put up a nice, responsive website fairly quickly. If you really don't have a budget / team but are somewhat familiar with CSS and HTML, use www.webflow.com. We use this tools ourselves to create beautiful sites rapidly.