Pursuing a freelance career in web development or design can be hard. Everyone will have some kind of input. Just remember, the best advice anyone can ever give you is, “Don’t take anyone’s advice.” Take into perspective what people share with you about the career field, but ultimately you make your own decisions and get to decide how you’ll do it. Since the developer field is growing at a rate of 20%, you should have several opportunities to test your skills.
To help you out, here are 5 infographics about web development and how it works:
1. What to Think About First
Web developers have a lot on their plates. You have to consider the domain, layout and color, as well as content before you even start thinking about coding. The following image is a great resource for some of the major factors you should consider before you start developing a website.
2. How to Make a Memorable Contact Page
A great contact page is crucial to your business so potential clients know how to contact you. Make sure to link your social media pages, email, and phone number (if available). Keep it as clutter-free and friendly as possible. Trust us, your clients will thank you. If a client goes on your website, they should know exactly how to contact you. You can also provide a timeframe on how long it may take you to respond. HubSpot has compiled a list of several exemplary contact page examples.
3. Web Designer Vs. Web Developer
There’s often a large misconception that web designers and web developers are the same things. While that is not true, they do play a role together. The following image shows the general similarities and differences between the two career fields. This should clear things up a little. If you want more information, we found an amazing article that explores the differences between the two fields a little further.
4. How Your Eyes Move on a Website
As a web developer, it’s helpful to know what attracts the eye on a website. This will help them to design the back-end so it’s more appealing for potential clients and viewers. This means more clicks and longer times spent on the website, which could increase the number of potential clients or subscribers you may receive.
5. Making a Responsive Site
A responsive site is of the uttermost importance. If your site does not work on all devices, that may limit how many people see your work. If you’re actively looking for clients, an unresponsive site can hinder your success. Consider that 70% of Americans currently use their smartphones and tablets when searching online. If a site doesn’t respond when they look it up on their phones, they probably aren’t going to go home and pull it up on their desktop.
We hope these infographics were helpful for you! Now that you’ve seen some of our favorite infographics, tell us – what made you want to get into the web development field? We can’t wait to hear!