I need a researcher to help me put together an overview of online obituaries and memorial products. I don't know what I don't know, so you need to be a bit of a detective, a sleuth - the Sherlock Holmes of research!
The scope include religious or non-religious sites, in the US, Europe and South East Asian markets.
Here are the questions I'd like...
Skills: business analysis, internet research, market research
Our website badly needs a redesign. The site was put together on a budget and while the backend functionality is OK (we will be adding to and cleaning that up as well), the front end looks dated and clunky.
The site is running on the latest Joomla version with a few extensions; Linux hosting.
1. KEEP MAIN ELEMENTS - I want to keep the logo, the ...
“Tania was a real pleasure to work with. She was prompt with her designs and I felt she understood the design brief as I gave it. She gave good advice in design and implementation matters and appeared well informed about best practice and the underlying technology.
She communicated well and paid great attention to detail - which I really appreciated. We did go a bit over the initial projected budget, but that's mostly because the project wasn't as well defined as it should have been (my fault).
I do plan on working with Tania again for some other projects - next time possibly for technical implementation as well. Highly recommended!”
“A very exceptional & professional client who I enjoyed very much to work with. Communication was great and the client is punctual in scheduled meetings. Please don''t hesitate in contact me for future projects. ”
We are a group based in Singapore that incubates startup companies and we need a new website. We have recently had a new logo designed and would like to make a site that reflects the new logo and our values.
Our primary audience is entrepreneurs; secondary audiences will be academic and research partners, and corporate partners.
This was my first project with web freelancers (anywhere) and it turned out really well.
I would use Brian and Web D etc again for a similar size project without question.
Brian and his colleagues weren't the cheapest (or the most expensive) bid, but delivered exactly what I wanted. They were very responsive and when I asked a late night question in my time zone there was always an answer when I woke up.
For those of you thinking of hiring them, here are a couple of tips that I think made the project go well: i) I provided a brief specification sheet with the features I needed in simple language and a design I had done elsewhere (PSD files), ii) I had previously worked with Joomla myself and so could guide them a little in areas where I had specific needs, iii_ I have some experience managing coders, so can be precise where needed. Without this, managing projects online is very difficult, iv) I didn't have a critical deadline for launch; if I had, I would have been clearer about that. As it was, the short delays were not a problem and towards the end they moved very quickly to finish it off.
Areas they could work on: i) could be better at deadlines; the main piece of work missed a milestone but it wasn't critical for us. ii) very spare communication - prompt, but not always very detailed. However, I understand that with small projects like this they might not want to spend the time. Nice job, guys!