It’s time to start a new web project but you’re in a bit of a dilemma it seems: how to choose the right web design agency?
Choosing which web design agency to work with can be the most critical decision you can make about your website. Sounds a bit dramatic, right? However, it is your website design agency that will handle every aspect of your corporate site – from how it looks to how it works and how high it registers on search engine rankings.
Your checklist to choosing the right web design agency
Working with the right web design agency may be challenging, but once you know which factors to look for, it doesn’t have to be:
Find agencies that are established or have a clearly demonstrable track record
It’s almost always a major risk working with a web design agency that isn’t established or relatively new in the market. You’ll find a lot of these typically on freelancing sites or online business yellow pages.
One of the best ways to know whether you’re working with an established website designer or website design agency is to check their About page, their Portfolio page and what their customers are saying.
Meet in person if you can or at least get acquainted with them over WhatsApp/Skype
It’s generally a lot easier to explain your website design vision and ideas in person, rather than just a contact form or email, although you may need to contact them through those channels initially.
When you communicate with a website designer in person, you can easily gauge how they approach things, and this can be an important litmus test. Are they interested in just the quote and your business, for example, or do they also care about making the project a true success?
How easy are they to talk to? Are they good listeners? Was the online exchange of greetings and introductions generally constructive at the end?
Have a look at their portfolio
Seems like a no-brainer but you’d be amazed at how many businesses looking to get websites built skip this crucial step.
A great way to identify whether you want to work with a specific web designer or not is to check out their portfolio – but at the same time, make sure that their work displays seamlessly across all commonly used devices. This will immediately tell you that they build responsive web designs which display effortlessly across all devices.
Discuss your budget very honestly
No matter how big or small your budget may be, don’t be afraid to disclose it – even if it’s a ballpark figure, share it with your prospective web design agency! A good digital design and web agency will mostly ask for this information up front in order to make the most effective use of your budget and ensure that every last penny is accounted for.
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