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zendao says

Hi, to any mods, I would like to delete the link in my OP please. thank you

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So I bought a WP theme I really like and I’ve written all the content on the homepage and other pages. I’ve tried designing it to the best of my abilities and I think it looks OK, but I need the website to reflect Top-Quality web design. I’m not a coder or web designer (and I don’t really know what a coder is? what’s the difference?) so I’m thinking of hiring someone to do it.

Is this often necesary after buying a theme if one wants it to stand out and look it’s best? or is it overkill? How much am I expected to pay if I outsource the work? What key aspects/elements of building a website should I focus on when working with a web designer? Should I look for an expert on Wordpress? Php? html? or web-design in general?

Anyway, here it is… I’m working on the logo, the buy button and the video, so don’t mind that, but do let me know what you guys think of the website itself, specially the overall look, and if you guys think it would help to outsource for best results.

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Thanks! :)

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zendao says

Nothing but gold. Thanks guys!

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zendao says

So I just bought the Enfold theme and I was dissapointed to realize that it doesn’t look like the live preview right of the box… How do I make my website look like the live preview? Isn’t that what one buys it for? How can I outsource someone to build my website, is a coder the word use for people who make websites look cool? Anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

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zendao says

zendao,

Hi!

try to choose the theme not because of it’s has a lot of sales but the most visually attractive one. Here a lot of themes much more better rather than the themes you have mentioned.

That is what I’m looking for exactly! I just happen to think the Enfold theme is the most attractive. What others would you suggest?

thanks!

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zendao says

Hi zendao. So what is the main target your new start-up aims to? Will you mostly serve clients works or invest in producing templates for sales? Because with each target, the process varies. It’s like you have a rock band and you guys are writing songs. A new song may start just from a guitar solo, a keyboard lead, a bass line or a drum pattern. I mean, everything would start around a theme, it’s not necessary to be the logo first, website then and video last. That’s why in most projects there are not only designers but also art directors too :D

Interesting analogy GBS, the aim is to provide offline business or business with ugly simple websites with modern looking logos websites videos, basically. I’m still thinking if I should show the freelancer the website for him to base the logo on or if I should just let him be creative and maybe tweak the website, there must be one way that is more practical….

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zendao says

Thanks Australia! but you really lost me with your reply. I didn’t really get much from all the jargon…

I guess rewording my question should help:

Basically is it a good idea to give the logo disgner an idea of the theme when he makes it, or should I try to base the theme on the logo?

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zendao says

Thanks heaps Samberson!

I still need help with this though:


So what should I focus on when chosing a theme, what things are easy to costumize and what things are difficult or need time?

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zendao says

So it’s my first time buying one and I need a theme for my upcoming web design studio. I want an elegant edge with the most modern feel. Something to impress upon costumers but that is easy for my freelancer to costumize. I just need to be able to put my logo on the header and to have a video play on the slider as soon as I people enter the website (so the slider shouldn’t move)

So what should I focus on when chosing a theme, what things are easy to costumize and what things are difficult or need time?

I tried to stick to the most sold and so far I’m thinking about either the Enfold or Flexform themes:

With Enfold I love the menu, the animations on the slider, and how items pop as you scroll down the menu, but I dont like the typography of the rest of the page and the overall feel of it as you scroll down seems like its lacking something, maybe the font is to tiny and pale! I need something that’s easier to read.

With Flexform I like the overall feel of everything, and I like how I can have a boxed layout, but I don’t like the icons right under the slider, and it’s not as elegant as Enfold.

oh! and what does retina ready mean?

Anyway, all advice would be very much apreciated! :)

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zendao says

So I’m starting a design company with a team of freelancers. Logos, Websites and Videos mainly. Given that it seems to be best that all 3 of these aspects relate to each other and feel like a package, I started to wonder what should be done first, second and last. For now I’m thinking design the Logo first then the website based on the logo and finally the video/music based on both.

I want to test the whole process with my website for the company itself first, and then repeat the process for the costumers.

Is this good thinking? Well, all opinions are welcomed so thanks! :)

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