How to Choose a Web Designer
The process of choosing a web designer to design and build your website is one that should take some planning and coordination. Your business should have a great, unique site ran by professionals to ensure you get the most bang for your buck. However, there are lots of different people and companies that will claim to be the best when in fact they are not. It can get a little tricky sorting through these companies to find one that will provide the service your company deserves and needs.
A reputable web designer or company should have a portfolio of other sites they have worked on. It is a great idea to go through these sites with a good amount of time and decide of that is what you want your site to resemble. One great tip while on these sites is to take down the number for each site and actually call them. If you can, get to the person in charge and ask them for an honest opinion on the web designer. Explain your situation to them and they should be able to provide a decent evaluation on how it is to work with the company or person you are thinking about hiring.
Communication is extremely important no matter who you are working with. Both parties should be able to communicate efficiently to ensure that the goal you are both working on is one and the same. The more people that work on a single idea, the better and easier the road to that goal will be. When you don’t communicate efficiently, it makes everybody’s job that much harder and hurts productivity. Your business has been successful and it has achieved growth through productivity. So again, communication is extremely important with the company or designer you choose. We have heard countless horror stories about not being able to reach a designer because they are out of the country or what not. Avoid these if possible. You want somebody who you can call during regular business hours and get a response to whatever question you may have.
Experience in any industry is invaluable. It allows you to overcome the bumps on the road and totally avoid others. For this reason, we suggest working with somebody who has experience. They will be able to see any potential setbacks before they happen and make the project flow along faster and more productively. Also, having experience allows the designer to know what type of site works best for your industry and make good recommendations to you. Now, I know that all designers have to start somewhere and this doesn’t mean that we wouldn’t hire a recent graduate. It just means that experience can sometimes make the difference between getting a job done on schedule or late.
To recap what was said, there are certain things to look for when hiring a web designer. You want someone who has a solid portfolio and is willing to offer referrals. Also, communication is important in this industry like in so many others. Last but not least, experience can play a big role in efficiency.
Kristy Huston loves to cook. If you don’t find her in the kitchen, you can find her online looking through many sites , yahoo, cnn and other news outlets. She hopes to one day write a book about food recipes.