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Developing Effective Websites by Patrick Hogan, Roy Strauss

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Contractors and Clients

Websites can be developed in-house (internally), out-of-house (externally), or using both. With in-house development, a company designs and builds a website using primarily its internal staff. Out-of-house development is when a company goes outside and commissions another company to build its website, in a client–vendor relationship.

A fundamental factor in the management of a website development project is the business or employment relationship among the players. In the interest of tax collection, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has gone to great lengths to distinguish between an independent contractor and an employee. The distinction can be ambiguous in some situations, so the IRS has established a list of checkpoints ...

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