How to Choose a Web Design Company
Selecting a web design company should be an important decision for any company because you are relying on their experience and ability to provide not only a visual representation of your image on the internet, but also to have an impact on marketing and sales. With that in mind, here are a few important tips on how to choose a web design company that will help set you up for success on the world wide web rather than picking someone that will churn out a site that is like a thousand others on the internet and doesn’t meet your business goals.
As you approach a potential designer, stop and ask yourself the following questions. Do you like their site and the sites that they have designed? It doesn’t matter what the industry is as much as how their design style and ability meshes with your style and needs. Does the sales person or contact know what they are talking about? Can they understand your problems and provide a solution to you in a way you understand and makes sense? Plus, do you think they will deliver on their promises? If you aren’t sure check with past clients to see how the process went. Also, who does the work? Is there a full-time staff on-site that can get things taken care of now or does this person outsource to who-knows-where? Finally, who owns the code and the site? If anyone tries to tell you that they own the rights to what they have created then you will be over a barrel down the road because you are stuck working with them or you will have to pay for another site with someone else later.