If you’re planning on a paying some yahoo in his garage $95/hour to do your website don’t pay until:
You see the design
You make sure it is external CSS based and NOT table based
That it is easy to update
That he finishes the job
If you have php available on your host he better be taking advantage of it.
If you don’t know how to check these things find someone who does.
I just had to fix our company website. I duplicated the yahoo’s design easily in CSS and with the php it’s point click update…not the search through hundreds of lines of table crap he forced me to go through.