What are the Factors to Consider before You Hire a Professional Web Designer?

David Pasztor
February 10, 2019
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So, your company is in a need of a professional web designer. What do you think makes one company deem better than the others? Who is the best player in the market? If you are wanting a web developer, how will you know if they specialize in the same? As a business owner or an entrepreneur, you will not have enough time on hand to learn how the internet works from the inside. And for this very reason, you might not be aware of what actually makes up a perfect web design company. This article highlights the factors to look out for when hiring a web design company.

 

  • Web project portfolio

 

The web design Birmingham portfolio is the perfect way to prove that the company specializes in some kind of website you might want to design for your business. Albeit, most of them will not have the kind of design you want, but when you look at their portfolio, you still might get some ideas of the similar features or tasks required to build yours. If you need a website for letting the users buy something from you, ensure that the web design company you select has developed ecommerce websites before. Have a look at their designs and check if their work style is just the way you prefer for your website. Feel free to ask for help navigating through the portfolio. They shouldn’t have any issues to show you their portfolio that struts their work history.

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  • Office location

 

Ensure that the web design company you chose has a location where you can meet them if needed. When you know where your company is based will be helpful in steering away from all the fraudulent activities that occur with a company that has only one person in the basement.

 

  • Customer service

 

The manner in which the web design company serves the client is an instance of the manner in which they run their business and develop their products. Ensure that you approach a web design company who will address your calls or at least return messages and keeps you apprised on your website immediately. You can also tell how the web design company works quickly by how prompt and fast are they to return your estimate request, but keep in mind that if you have ordered for a custom design, an estimate request may take longer than expected. This is also a green flag to know that the web design company is taking all time they need to have a look at the intricate details of the project when they are coming up with a development strategy.

 

  • Testimonials and references

 

It is considered a good practice to talk with other people who have worked with the web design company before. Feel free to ask for web design testimonials and references where you may contact. If they don’t, this will give you a sign that you took every measure and left no stone unturned to be on the safer side and be certain that the company you selected is a reputable one.

 

  • Project price

 

Certainly, the important factor is to know how much you have to pay for the web design. Rather than focusing on what you have to pay, focus on how your website will let your business thrive. Ensure to check if the company can show results to you. To know if their websites are effective, ask how the web design companies they worked for marketed their website. Ask for instances of websites they have worked on that have resulted in high search engine rankings. If the latter is valid, it means that they are gaining customers and clients through their website.

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