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Old 10-07-2006, 07:12 AM   #1
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Default Distance Web Site Development

Do any forum members have experience with developing a web site at a distance? In theory, a web site could be developed from anywhere in the world, for anyone else, as long as language was not a barrier.

Beyond that, do any of you want referrals for work at a distance? I have sometimes found a prospect with web work beyond my skills and availability to do, and maybe I could refer them to one of you. However, most members are not in Pennsylvania, and many are not in the USA.
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I have developed a lot of sites where I have never personally met the client. I have clients in Spain, France and the US as well as in the far reaches of the UK. Distance is not a problem when we can use tools such as Skype to converse, whether by messaging, voice or by videolink. I do, however, like the clients I cannot meet to be computer literate and to understand that to develop a site or e-commerce solution to suit their product range and marketplace can take time!

   
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Default Computer literate? Taking time and money?

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I do, however, like the clients I cannot meet to be computer literate and to understand that to develop a site or e-commerce solution to suit their product range and marketplace can take time!
Yes, it is important for a client to be computer literate, or at least quick to catch on to explanations. Also, the solution may take time to get going with search engines, and money to the developer, before the good results come in.

With this particular prospect, I am going to tell him to get the site cleaned up technically before any other work can begin.
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