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I'm looking to try outsourcing some HTML/CSS coding - However.....

By Andrew Pollack on 03/07/2009 at 07:52 PM EST

For outsourcing html/css, I don't dare do a web search on it and just pick -- and I sure as hell don't want to pick from the ones that spam me. Who are you using?

I get pages in Illustrator that were put together from a "designer" (who just can't seem to understand that this is NOT a good design tool for the web). This happens at least once a month. I need to turn them into html/css. Once that's done, I rip sections of code out and replace it with dynamic content using Notes fields.

I'm considering running a bit of a bid contest -- send the same layout to two or three off shore code houses and see which gives me back the best result for the cost. Is anyone already using a resource for this that they like? This should be fairly cheap, commodity level work.

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re: I'm looking to try outsourcing some HTML/CSS coding - However.....By Keith Taylor on 03/07/2009 at 10:00 PM EST
I use a local guy who was recently laid off. He's very talented and
affordable. While he's looking for a new job he is able to supplement his
unemployment income by doing some work for me. It's a win win situation.
We're in Worcester. Let me know if you'd like his contact info. His work is
featured at and Try not
to judge by content of the site but on the design merits. ;)
re: I'm looking to try outsourcing some HTML/CSS coding - However.....By Ursus Schneider on 03/08/2009 at 05:10 AM EDT
I've used Jake from a few times now. He knows Domino, is
reliable and refreshing to work with (none of this complicated bull-shit :o).
He comes highly recommended!

re: I'm looking to try outsourcing some HTML/CSS coding - However.....By Jake White on 03/08/2009 at 10:41 AM EDT
I used to find a router programmer -- the spec/bid/approve/escrow
system worked great, and if you find someone in the US, they apparently handle
the 1099s for you.

Might be worth a look if you're going beyond friends-of-friends.
re: I'm looking to try outsourcing some HTML/CSS coding - However.....By Greg on 03/09/2009 at 12:34 AM EDT
I may be able to help you out and I'm here in Portland. Contact me:
re: I'm looking to try outsourcing some HTML/CSS coding - However.....By Bastian Wieczorek on 03/10/2009 at 05:05 AM EDT
I use sometimes the service. They use a
project/bid/approve/escrow/pay system...
re: I'm looking to try outsourcing some HTML/CSS coding - However.....By Darin on 03/21/2009 at 12:11 AM EDT
I have used:

Fast, cheap and very good. You do not have to start with a psd, they work with
all kinds of graphics.
re: I'm looking to try outsourcing some HTML/CSS coding - However.....By Adrian Mizzi on 04/28/2009 at 11:08 AM EDT
Email me on

I think I could provide you with what you are looking for at very reasonable

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