Believe it or not, we hear different versions of this rhetorical question at least a couple times a month. In fact, when you are in our business, it’s easy to imagine dozens and dozens of web designers with their names displayed on milk cartons, or perhaps having been abducted by aliens.
The sad fact of the matter is that clients often come to us because the web designers they were working with have simply disappeared. Sometimes this happens after a deposit has been paid, and on other occasions, it’s when the business owner needs urgent help with an existing site. No matter when it occurs, though, it’s never a good thing to find out that the person or company who put your web presence together is nowhere to be found.
In an effort to help clear up some of the mystery, let’s look at a few reasons you might discover your creative vendor has vanished into thin air…
Your Web Designer Didn’t Make It
It’s unfortunate, but a lot of people who consider themselves to be “creative” enter this business without giving it much thought. After they do a few projects, though, they realize there is more to it than simply drawing great-looking pages. It takes a knowledge of web hosting, CRMs, search engine optimization, and so much more. So after a few setbacks, they fold and move on to different careers… whether they have finished all the work they agreed to or not.