Consultants, Developers, and other Specialists
- Consultants: there is a separation of concerns here also. Web developers do back end coding. Web designers do graphics. Marketing and communications people help you promote your site. SEO consultants help your web site search rank. Consider the importance of the division of labor and skills in your project, and do not assume that the one person you have found for the site is prepared and capable of doing everything you need to do.
- A good developer should be able to educate you on how to do things. A good developer does not want to be tasked with doing your content updates. As a developer, my credo is not to work for a living, but to eliminate work. As automation is a very valuable service, there is always new work, and another thing to automate. Developers also provide problem solving with third party solutions like payment processing gateway accounts, clouds, custom coding and modifications, system backups, data imports and exports, performance reports, and provide formatting media formats for your website.