Choosing the best web design companyReading Time: 3 minutes
Searching for a new company or web designer to hire can be a daunting task. Like every service there are questions to ask yourself, you want the best you can find and at the right cost. Let’s take a look at some thoughts to consider that will ultimately make your decision.
First Impressions – engaging design?
First impressions communicates the style of company you will be working with. Design & branding should be tasteful, communicating effectively all services that they offer. If you see anything that might resemble the year 1998 (lots of flashing images with poor taste in color), this might not be the right company for you.
Further investigation should be a good portfolio of work. Take note of all the design styles you see, and do not take exception to an industry that may not appear available.
How about the size of the company?
At this stage you should already have a good idea if you like the company or not. However, you may also ask yourself whether the size or type of company impacts a different level of service. Large, small or even virtual, this should be no baring on your expectations. Design and development are based on the standards of the company and the talented team they offer.
Who is selling web services to you?
There is a huge different between a sales person and actually speaking with the person who will be part of the design/build process. time4design personally believes that the designer or developer conduct main interviews in order for a client to understand exactly the process involved. It also helps with any preliminary technical questions that a sales person may not have an answer to immediately or perhaps sugar coat an answer that is not exactly correct. Most importantly you should be able to predict if this would be a relationship that works. Personality helps make a great team, compatibility will make an easier process and experience for everyone.
Where are the costs?
All professional web design firms typically do not publish specific prices (unlike hosting and domain registration), however, it is possible to call and receive a general quote. Similar to buying a new car with such additions as GPS, seat warmers, or Bluetooth, there are many factors that change the overall cost in web design. Only speaking with the firm directly will allow you to have a better idea. If you already have a specific budget in mind, explore this with your web design company and see what can be offered.
It’s good to know that once the project has been started, that reliability should be a main concern. Goals and project agendas should be created early. Likewise, once a project has ended, that the relationship continues with a maintenance plan. You want to make sure your contacts are easy to reach and are able to meet with you when required.
It might be worthwhile searching for written testimonials from previous clients. In some cases, it may be worthwhile to request references just as you would if interviewing your own employee.
As an award winning Bucks County Web Design firm, time4design believes that every website should be a the top if its class. We enjoy working with existing and new clients, have a passion for new design and development techniques. Call time4design, you’re in good company!