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I have a Wordpress site designed and I need someone to develop the theme for. I don't have any skills in the this area and the site is a pet project so I'm trying to keep costs as low as possible.
Has anyone ever used developers in India or China? I hear about it, but don't know anyone who has gone down this path. Thanks.
Budget? How cheap?
I can refer you to a guy I know who is very good but not if your want it for peanuts.
Send dat shit to China baby, China #1
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Cheap development will make your design look cheap.
Shouldn't there be a ban on the word cheap on here?
Honestly, you should learn it yourself, WP isn't that hard to pick up if you're patient and careful
Start here: http://codex.wordpress.org/
Word of advice; design your own site, code your own framework, then drop in the codex where necessary. Don't waste time fighting or editing a theme into your design.
without adding special functionality a freelancer would charge your around $500 to transform it to a template. will be cheaper when you deliver the assets and even cheaper when you deliver ready html/css/js-files and your assets
I just had an argument about that,
one of my client was willing to give me 700€ (tax included) to Design/develop/implement (include inserting post for an undisclosed amount of time) to a wordpress site,
I gently declined, I need the money but not the fuckn headache that it will lead to,
so if you want any kind of serious work, be ready to give more than 1000€,
Sometimes I feel like I could work at McDonalds and make more $
The question (in terms of the lower pricing) is how easily can you put together a site like this. Once you know what you are doing, it's actually incredibly simple in most cases.
Have inherited two projects with outsourced developers in China. Both were a nightmare and ended with in my mind, very poor results. I'm sure there are good developers out there, but how do you tell.
Would suggest either looking at one of the free themes available or paying for the work. Also bare in mind that occasionally wordpress updates can impact on themes so you need to either be able to deal with that or have a contact who can.