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Does age make any difference?
What's the cost of employees not finding information?
How much should I pay a writer?
What do I look for when hiring a web designer?
How can I find a web writer?
What personal qualities should I look for in an online content professional?
Why should I hire a specialist online editor?
Why should I hire a professional designer?
Why should I hire a professional writer?
What's the best way to manage a web development team?
How do I hire a web site designer?

Does age make any difference?

Cruel, unpleasant, shortsighted, wasteful and stupid are just some of the words that can be used to describe the attitude of many employers towards hiring older knowledge workers." Read the rest of "Too old to rock and roll, too young to die" -

http://australia.internet.com/r/article/jsp/sid/11732

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What's the cost of employees not finding information?

Find out with "The Excellent Intranet Cost Analyser" -

http://www.dack.com/web/cost_analyzer.html

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How much should I pay a writer?

Find out the going rates, among other things, here:

http://www.writersmarket.com/content/charge.asp

or here (under My Work, Freelance):

http://www.alliance.org.au/

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What do I look for when hiring a web designer?

Web-authoring packages such as Front Page, GoLive and Dreamweaver have a minimal learning curve, which is great for anyone wanting to build a personal site.

But the difference between a professional web design and a hobbyist is more than software.

Jason Ogle describes what to look for when hiring a web designer to develop or redesign your business site:

http://www.webreference.com/new/payfor/

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How can I find a web writer?

ClickZ columnist Susan Solomon offers tips on finding competent content writers.

I particularly like her analogy that "you wouldn't hire an accountant to run your direct marketing campaign" so why let a programmer or designer write your content?

http://contentious.com/articles/V3/3-2/feature3-2a.html

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What personal qualities should I look for in an online content professional?

Discover the personal qualities needed to survive in this booming industry with online content guru Amy Gahran's guide:

http://contentious.com/articles/V3/3-1/feature3-1a.html

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Why should I hire a specialist online editor?

A Poynter Institute study of newspaper sites confirmed the findings of web content research from 1994 and 1997:

* text attracts attention before graphics
* headlines should be simple and direct
* content must be scannable but provide depth
* design site to allow for interlaced browsing

Uability guru Jacob Nielsen reckons the new study provides more ammunition in the battle to convince more Internet executives of the need to write differently for the web and to hire specialist editors who understand online content. Hear, hear.

Read the full report at Uncle Jacob's site:

http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20000514.html

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Why should I hire a professional designer?

http://www.creativebusiness.com/profdesart.pdf

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Why should I hire a professional writer?

http://www.creativebusiness.com/profcopyart.pdf

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What's the best way to manage a web development team?

Managing a web development team is a challenge, no doubt about it.

No wonder really when you consider the differences between the key players high-tech programmers, visually creative designers and word-miser content writers.

Read all about it at WebReview.com, "cross-training for web teams" (April 21):

http://www.webreview.com/2000/04_21/webauthors/04_21_00_2.shtml

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How do I hire a web site designer?

In this PC Week article, Susan Butler covers common sticking points such as intellectual property, site maintenance, ownership, testing, warranty and payment.

http://www.zdnet.com/smallbusiness/stories/general/0,5821,2435704,00.html

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