Originally Posted by Dan Williamson
Communication above all.
Can not possibly stress this enough.
I hired a designer April 2011 for a pet project of mine. I wanted everything to be up and running within 6 months and was thinking to myself that if I could get the design done in 4 months, I'd have two months to set up everything. When it was all said and done (just the design I mean), it was late January 2012. This was only for one master page and 3 sub-page design with XHTML/CSS conversion.
Pretty sure the designer went on at least one full-week vacation where I got no replies to any of my emails.