Building websites is an incredible blend of art and science, enriched by a surprisingly generous allotment of: “OMG….OMG….no….n..n..n..nooo!!”
Things break for no apparent reason. Tasks that (to the uninitiated) should take 5 minutes, take 5 hours. Every solution seems incredibly simple, after a 3 days journey up a snowy mountainside to summon an oracle to offer said solution.
I’m probably a little crazy, but I do love what I do.
Some things you just can’t read in a book. You have to experience them.
People who know the right answers usually gave the wrong answer the first time and had to learn from that mistake.
All that to say:
Before you hire a designer/developer ask how long they’ve been at it. You definitely want to hire someone who’s crazy enough to stick with this madness for a long time. The short term players will short you every time. [Kanye shrug]