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Tips on outsourcing website coding

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by jurijs, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. jurijs

    jurijs Newbie

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    Hello everyone. I am planning to outsource the production of a website. I have to add that my knowledge of coding and website development is near to non-existent. Could you please give me any guides of what to ask from the programmer, how to tell if a programmers coding is good or bad...? In other threads I have read that programmers do what you ask them to, so if you specifically forget to mention "safety and protection" it will be excluded. Any guides will be appreciated.
     
  2. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    First and foremost is to chose a good person. In that case, he 'll care about his work and inform you of any issues you should be aware of about your project. You may not know about programming, but if you can judge people, you 'll have good chances. The downside is that it will probably cost you more ;)

    I don't think we can actually give you any solid advice on what to look for without a project description. Every project has different needs.

    I 'd say your best bet now is to hit the "hire a freelancer" section and choose a programmer with a good history. Someone with an old and reputable account is much less likely to screw you over. Check out itraders, check out their older responses in that section and generally, do you homework.
     
  3. ugjunk

    ugjunk Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I would advise to check that person's portfolio and start up with small projects and see how things are going. If he is able to manage those then start outsourcing big projects.

    But make sure you don't rely on just one programmer completely, have atleast 2 under your belt.
     
  4. Huy Phan

    Huy Phan Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Always check their portfolio.
    If they have a nice feedback from previous employers, and they have good projects in their portfolios, it's good.
    Otherwise, i would suggest you go to interview someone else :).
     
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    Also be very carefull as there are lots of people out there that just reuse designs already done from themeforest and similar sites so you never get a unique design but rather a reusable one that was already placed in many other sites or can be.

    There was some sites to check for this kind of things but I dont recall the address perhaps some one else will. If im not mistaken they call it plagiarism or so.
     
  6. kuzmanin

    kuzmanin Regular Member

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    First of all - make a good project requirement specification.
    Then you can send for quote to more than one programmer

    My advice is to find a person/freelancer who can help you with project specification.