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Where can I find a good web designer?

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Cheetahfajita · 07/09/2020 20:12

I've been looking online and arranged a call from someone with quite a big Facebook page.

He sounded great, I put the phone down and googled him in more detail and lots saying he's a scammer!

I need a website for a new business and have no clue where to look.

Can anyone point me in the right direction please?

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CatBatCat · 07/09/2020 20:23

Its pretty easy to make your own using WiFi or Squarespace. Like really really easy, check some demo videos on YouTube.

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CatBatCat · 07/09/2020 20:24

That is suppose to be Wix not WiFi

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Cheetahfajita · 07/09/2020 20:32

I have looked at Wix but it needs a feature that I can't add on it there.

It's not very interesting but it needs to look the part!

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Someaddedsugar · 07/09/2020 20:34

I’m a designer and fully recommend Squarespace. It’s very intuitive and has e-commerce and business functionality.

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Cheetahfajita · 07/09/2020 20:40

Thank you, I've just had a look at that but I'm not going to be able to do it on there myself either.

I don't mind paying but I'm trying not to get scammed.

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whatisheupto · 07/09/2020 20:42

Can you say what sort of business OP? Retail or just an info site?
If you can do it yourself on one of the easy platforms mentioned above, you'll be able to edit it yourself each month/ few weeks.

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Someaddedsugar · 07/09/2020 20:49

@Cheetahfajita what functionality do you need? It may be that Wordpress is the backend system you need?

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PurBal · 07/09/2020 20:52

What's your budget? DH is a web developer specialising in ecommerce. But if you just need a placeholder with an about and contact page then you may be best using Wix or something.

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Cheetahfajita · 07/09/2020 21:25

Thank you for help so far.

It needs a chat forum to discuss designs and models etc, for around 2000 people but with the possibility of more joining.

Nothing too swanky but just looking professional and so it's easy to navigate.

I have no idea if anyone will use it or if it will take off so budget will start low but could increase as it grows.

I've no idea on costs at all though.

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Someaddedsugar · 07/09/2020 21:34

@Cheetahfajita this is something that can be done through Wordpress at a relatively low cost. I think the domain etc would be the main costs upfront.

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Someaddedsugar · 07/09/2020 21:36
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Apricotta · 07/09/2020 21:46

Compare-the-spiders.com
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Cheetahfajita · 07/09/2020 21:54

@Someaddedsugar I have looked at Wordpress and it seems great but I'm clueless, I don't know what hosting etc mean.

I really want someone who knows what they are doing. A man I spoke to from a random Facebook search mentioned Wordpress but hadn't done a forum before so he wasn't that keen to do it.

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Someaddedsugar · 08/09/2020 20:05

@Cheetahfajita do you have a budget in mind that you’re looking to spend? I have a number of reputable contacts that I could give but would depend on your budget etc?

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Cheetahfajita · 08/09/2020 22:30

I really have no idea at all on budget, as a start up I haven't got loads but I know it won't be really cheap either

I'm finding it hard to get even a ball park figure to be honest. Do you have any idea?

Thank you very much.

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