Finding the right web designer can be confusing. There are numerous web design companies out there from small one man bands through to multinational companies, all of whom are vying for your business. The difficulty is how do you find the right one for your particular requirements. Larger organisations may well have a greater pool of resources however they also tend to have the prices to match, with overheads to cover, Whilst the smaller businesses may well have the more affordable options, if that’s what you’re looking for, but may well lack in other area’s. So how do you decide? Below are some simple questions that will help you in making that all important choice.
Although in itself not a guarantee of quality, if a company has been in the business for some time, then generally they are doing something right. Time served so to speak in any industry shows a level of competency that reduces the risk in many ways
If an established business then previous clients are a good mark of how they conduct their affairs. If they have testimonials or reviews from past and present clients then that puts a tick in the box for most people.
What Platforms Do They Offer
Website design can include a wide selection of options, from HTML, PHP, and ecommerce styles sites, which are typically manually coded through to CMS (Content Management System) such as WordPress. There are significant differences between all the options, which include cost, with bespoke coded sites typically being somewhat more expensive than CMS style sites. However for the client who ultimately wants to be able to access, add content and control their own sites when completed, the learning curve for a CMS system like WordPress is good, with lots of accessible information available on the net.
Taking these key points into consideration will enable you to filter the agencies or web design companies that can offer the desired service. Once you have reviewed available options, then it is down to discussing how the process works, timelines in terms of how the project will be completed and setting relevant dates when certain elements will be completed. Overall, ensure that the organisation that you work with can provide you with regular updates, consistent and professional work and have the ability to deliver the project within the specified timescale.
Following these guidelines will ensure a successful outcome