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Terrance Corley
Terrance Corley
11,990 Points

Tips for my first paid project

I've been approached by a friend to revamp a website for a local gym. I've been learning code for a little less than a year and though I've made a few project websites I'm not sure if I'm ready. I'm not a designer by any means so I'll be using stock photos plus whatever content the gym provides me with.

Basically, I'm just looking for tips. Anything in particular I should ask during my sit down with the boss of the company? Any tips in negotiating prices? If I feel like I'm not ready to take on my first client should I still go ahead and try? I figure if this ordeal goes wrong then at least I'll have a good learning experience that'll only help me better serve my future clients, but then again I don't want to ruin my reputation by jumping in too early. To get an example of what I'm currently capable of you can see my web portfolio at https://terrancecorley.github.io

Any advice is much appreciated.


2 Answers

You can see what kind of site he wants. Maybe can give options to him like bootstrap or wordpress. If he want's it to be a blog? Maybe if he wants a database for his clients. As for pricing i would go with an hourly rate rather then a fixed rate. Most people who design websites charge between $15-35/hr. Or you can charge per page.

Patrik Horváth
Patrik Horváth
11,110 Points

nice job :) you ready to make standard HTML + CSS + JS sites but you should lear some BACK END i mean PHP because customers want theyr own simple CMS to add Pictures to site or remove old one

and if you know JS, you learn PHP so easy :) but before PHP you should take a look on Databazes ( SQL just BASICS and all abozt INSERT INTO, UPDATE, SELECT )

in : https://terrancecorley.github.io/touche/

your gallery no works when you chaose category, and if some one see on your portfolio something wrong he will never chaose you :)

also adding some scroll animation when you clock on MENU will be good :)

try use some CSS from : http://ianlunn.github.io/Hover/

in https://terrancecorley.github.io/cafe-imaginare/menu.html

Menu is not in center idk maybe you dont want it but without centering content it not look good

tell him yes :) you will be able learn PHP in 1 day :) i learned php in few hours in pas but it was my 3rd programing language first was JAVA and all programing languages are almost same :) so if you know JAVASCRIPT so you now PHP almost :)