For a number of years RGB has received calls from business owners who have paid for websites to be designed by what they believe are credible web designers/programmers. Only to find out the web designer never completed the job, hijacked their domain, or build a website that was not only unprofessional but downright horrible. Has this happened to you? How does a business owner qualify a web designer, programmer or web design firm? How do they know if the person representing themselves as a professional web designer is in fact qualified? Of course being qualified does not mean you will get what you want, but at least it will protect you from those who simply print a business card and begin to solicit for money web design, program development or Internet marketing.
Professional websites can be very powerful and help businesses grow and expose themselves to more potential clients 24/7. Have a good website and you are off to a great start. Have a website that is poorly built or misrepresents your services and you are in trouble. The time, money and frustration caused by nonprofessionals in our industry is very destructive. RGB will continue to add blog posts on our position to initiate legislation in the State of Florida to begin the process of requiring those representing themselves selling their services as a professional web designer, web programmer, web firm to be registered with the DBPR and that they adhere to specific standards, including but not limited to continuing education and active practice.
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