Selecting a web designer can be a daunting task. There are plenty of platforms out there where one can easily design own website and, while investing not too much time, and quite honestly, can even achieve quite impressive results.
It is an option suitable for some. For others it might be path to a terrible looking website which shouts at the users ‘I was saving money and didn’t care much for appearance.’ Although we all know that it is the inside that matters most, appearance is still of great importance, especially when talking website design; good looks often derive from and are directly correlated to approachability.
Think of it as a shop. The way you place your shelves and distribute the products will have direct and grave effect on how your customers will view your shop; what valuable product they will pick up, if at all. That is true for commercial as well as non-commercial websites. Your website needs to be usable, mobile-friendly, and represent your brand online. It needs to reflect you as a business owner!
With that being said, let’s have a look at how to select a quality web designer or more precisely, what should you consider when embarking on that task.
When you come across a company or individual which you think might be the one, make sure that you have good rapport with them.
Your website should reflect who you are and emphasize your positives. Whoever is going to design your website should be able to see what makes your organization unique. This should then be reflected appropriately in your website design and features.
Ask the designer if he/she will be maintaining your website also after its completion. You will also want to know what they do and don’t do. You will obviously be better off with someone (like us) who uses virtualized servers and can scale things up and down when needed.
What size firm do you like to work with? When things are dealt with in a large company, it can be harder to keep track of “who is doing what?” In case of a problem or a question you might be transferred from one agent to another until you will feel like you’re losing your mind. We’ve all been there.
On the other end of the spectrum, when dealing with a private individual, he or she might be not as free with their time, having to satisfy multiple clients at once.
Medium businesses, such as family owned companies seem to conduct the best services. A family ran business takes his clients personally, they care enough to do their maximum, and they still have enough stuff to properly answer your demands, aka great customer service.
Contact us if you have questions or are looking for a custom website solution for your small business!