Despite what you think – your friend’s cousin’s nephew can not design your website. It is becoming very frustrating to see companies taking their first (or second) step into the online realm, and entrusting their brand to a developer/designer with limited experience – just to shave a few dollars off the budget.
Fortunately this is one thing professional developers and designers are running into less and less these days as companies are starting to realize the difference in quality that a fully established studio can offer when compared to that of a college student who took a web-design course in highschool and is now trying to pay for his 6-pack of Budweiser for the dorm party tonight by convincing you “frames” is the next cool thing.*
This applies to all aspects of professional services. I would not go to a doctor that was, in-fact, not a doctor. Nor would I go to a mechanic that was offering his services based on the fact that back in high school, he learned how to change the oil in his dad’s Trans-Am. </end rant>
Do you think the web industry as a whole is becoming more standardized in what a client can expect from quality, or do you feel it is still all over the map?
*no hard feelings though, we all need to get beer somehow