Glad we can help, I know Im not giving you the exact answer to your questions. To be honest I myself dont know many companies out there from a personal level. The company I work for does what your saying, we build applications for clients. There is one company I have dealt with, they seem decent. Dont know their prices though and they outsource:
I swear this is one of the nicest forums, I really appreciate the polite and intelligent discourse.
Im a member at some forms that I cringe whenever I see “Someone has replied to your post”. Haha
I really appreciate your input Sillysoft, I might just buy an add, im not a cheapo, it’s just hard to guage how professional a company is just by viewing their portfolio, and I’d hate to drop $5K on a project just to find out I could have done it better, and faster, for free.
Thank You Guys, any more feedback greatly welcomed.
Ok, just thought an ad can get you a better price than asking for biased referrals here on Sitepoint. (I dont mean that in a bad way) I myself have been developing in php for over 10 years now and work full time myself as a php developer. My experience is you get the best prices when firms are bidding for your business. But anyway good luck in what your looking for!
I’ve developed around 100 or so projects using php and mysql, seo and all that jazz, i work full time now, and would just like to find a firm that can create the projects for me and make them look nice. That way If they fail i’m just out some $ and not a month of my time you know. Plus my graphic design skills blow.
And of course I trust the people of sitepoint to give me a good referral. I don’t want to place an ad.