The world of web design is an ever evolving one with new options arising each day. The web designer of your choice should be one that keeps up-to-date with new trends and technologies, whilst still retaining knowledge and experience about tried and tested website design.
All these things will benefit you in the long run as they start your project.
A websites is an important tool for your business, but choosing the right Web Designer can be difficult – Who do you trust? It’s too easy to get burned and not get what you thought you were paying for.
Here are some tips to help you choose a Website Designer.
Choose a Web Designer that is established and experienced.
How long has the Web Designer been developing websites for?
How many clients does the Web designer have?
Do they have a portfolio of work they have done?
Are they responsive to my questions?
Do they reply in a timely fashion and answer my concerns clearly?
Do I understand exactly what I will be getting when working with them and what to expect? (If not ask for clarification).
Do they have experience of designing websites like the one I need?
This especially is important if you are going for a freelance web designer, to see if they have had the right type of experience and exposure.
It is important to stick with a Web Designer that will be around for a very long time as a website is an ongoing project and tweaks and changes are likely to need to be made as your company develops.
So many companies get their website designed then the Web Design company disappears off the face of the earth, never to be heard from again! In extreme cases the company cannot actually access their own website to make changes and updates! This obviously creates a problem.
How Much Should I Pay for Website Design?
Almost no two Web Designers will quote you the same amount and the price will be heavily dependent on the scope of your project.
You Can get an extremely high quote and an extremely low one for the same job.
One thing to bear in mind is that cheaper is not necessarily better when it comes to getting your website designed. Quality is important as well as good customer service, experience and a working knowledge of all things website.
If the company has online marketing experience too that should be seen as a bonus and you can trust that they will create a search engine, as well as people friendly website.
“You get what you pay for” is the general rule of the web design industry, so make sure you go for an option with a good track record and a company that is planning to be around for a long time.