How to hire CSS developers
CSS (cascading style sheets) allows you to modify color, font, and other style attributes of an HTML webpage. If you’re looking for a freelancer who can help you take your website’s style to the next level, a CSS developer can help.
So how do you find a CSS developer? What follows are some tips on finding top CSS developers on Upwork.
What is a CSS developer?
CSS developers are simply front-end developers who specialize in using CSS. Everything from the color and shape of your site navigation buttons to the typography of your blog text to the overall layout of your website falls under the domain of the CSS developer.
Here’s a quick overview of the skills you should look for in CSS development freelancers:
- Front-end CSS frameworks such as Bootstrap and Foundation
- CSS preprocessors such as LESS and Sass
- Web and graphic design
CSS development consultants can write the front-end code that will bring your web designs to life.
How to shortlist CSS development freelancers
As you’re browsing available CSS development consultants, it can be helpful to develop a shortlist of the freelancers you may want to interview. You can screen profiles on criteria such as:
- Technology fit. You want a CSS developer who understands your developer workflow and is familiar with all the tools, software, libraries, and frameworks used by your development team.
- Portfolio. Since CSS is a front-end technology, the quality of past web projects speaks for themselves.
- Feedback. Check reviews from past clients for glowing testimonials or red flags that can tell you what it’s like to work with a particular CSS developer.
Why do you want to hire CSS developers?
How to write an effective CSS development job post
With a clear picture of your ideal CSS developer in mind, it’s time to write that job post. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would with employment, aim to provide enough detail for a freelancer to know if they’re the right fit for the project.
An effective CSS development job post should include:
- Scope of work: From style sheets to front-end features, list all the deliverables you’ll need.
- Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project.
- Background: If you prefer experience working with certain industries, software, or marketing channels, mention this here.
- Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.
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