Choosing a web designer can prove to be a headache for any company, so here are a few tips that can help you make that decision.
Obviously pricing is very important to any company in the current financial climate, so make sure you do your research, decide what content will be implemented into your site and obtain a selection of quotes from relevant companies.
The cost of a website should not necessarily be the determining factor, often taking the lowest budget option does not turn out to be the best decision.
As you begin searching the internet for a web designer, take a look at the providers portfolio.
- Are the websites user friendly?
- Are they easily navigated?
- Do they include good use of graphics?
- How quickly do the websites load?
These are all questions you should be thinking of whilst looking at a designers portfolio.
When you do contact a web developer, they will usually have a range of questions to ask you regarding your website criteria.
Try and have answers prepared in advance to ensure the designer can gain enough knowledge about your proposal.
- What does your company do?
- Do you have graphics and logos in place already?
- What are the goals/targets for the website?
- What type of information would you like to provide on the website?
- Will there be on-line purchasing options within the site?
- What is your budget?
As you can see above, choosing a web designer is not as easy as you might have first thought.
Be sure that prior to ringing or enquiring regarding a quotation, that you have prepared, researched and gathered enough relevant information to be able to give the potential designer a clear instruction as to what it is you are requesting.
That way, your quotation will be more accurate.