However, many designers don’t know how to start designing websites in the browser—It’s a problem of habit. They’re simply used to Photoshop.
I fortunately started when Photoshop’s influence was less, than say, 5 years ago. Due to that, it was easy and quick for me to make the jump to designing in the browser. Here, I’ll detail how I design sites, for myself and my clients.
The reason for me starting JS was out of plain curiosity to play with the DOM. You might all know how learning goes these days—I started and completed the CodeAcademy course, read a few blog posts—and thought that I was great at JS.
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As most of you must know, I offer web design and development services, and as a package, logo design. In this post, I’ll be outlining how I manage clients, how I communicate, at what milestones I charge, and what tools I use.
(Note: This post is written considering you have talked to the client, and you have arrived on a rough plan of action and pricing)
Making the invoice and collecting upfront.
This is something that is really important. You definitely have to collect upfronts from the client! I usually take around 40% upfront, but for smaller projects, I charge around 60%. If your client refuses paying upfront, he probably isn’t trust-able—proceed with caution. Try and negotiate a smaller amount for upfront.