What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
The great thing about web technologies is that they are always changing and improving. For now, I am taking various courses from Udemy.com to expand on my current knowledge while also exploring new branches and areas of focus.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I taught myself HTML back in the early 2000s and really enjoyed the ability to change the look of a website and its contents. It wasn't until I started going to college after my service in the Navy that I really explored the potential of web technologies, programming, and development.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Right now, I mostly do simple websites, but as time allows and experience builds, I am hoping to get more involved in the development of web-based applications and tools.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
You need to be comfortable talking with your web developer, and you need to be willing to keep in regular contact. If you ever feel uncomfortable, or left out, then that person may not have your best results in mind. Just as you need to feel good about talking to them, however, they need to feel able to talk to you as well. Be available, and be open-minded about options as they come up.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Building a website is much the same as building a home - there are a lot of questions that need to be answered before you can be quoted a final price. And, as the project develops, other costs may arise. It helps if you have a fairly clear idea of what you want before we get started, but I am willing to help you clarify your thoughts as best I can.