It’s finally that time. You’ve decided that you need a new website for your business. Maybe you’ve simply decided to rebrand, and the web design must reflect as such. If you don’t already have an agency that you’re happy working with, how do you choose the right web design company for you? This can be a daunting task at first glance, but it’s by no means impossible to accomplish. You’ll want to find a firm that develops the online face for your business. It’s a tall order, but there’s someone out there for everyone.
There are a few elements that depend on your preferences. First, you should consider if you prefer a web design company that is geographically close to you or not. If proximity is ideal for your situation, the next steps are to research and ask professional peers for references of companies in your area. If not, simply research online companies that can fulfill your needs.
If you have websites that you simply love (competitors, industry-leaders, or even not industry-related), find out who the builder is. After your research, narrow down your list to a few names for your ideal web design company to possibly hire.
3 Next Steps To Find Your Web Design Company
View Their Website:
When you see your prospective web design company’s own website, you’ll have a good idea of their capabilities, technological expertise, and own design and style. Consider the following questions when looking through their site:
- Is the website responsive?
- Is it easy to use?
- Does it create a good user experience?
- Does the design aesthetic meet your standards?
- Do you generally like the site overall?
What you’re really looking for in their website is that it is up to date, highly functional, offering a good user experience, and is visually pleasing. As a reminder, their website will not reflect your own style. Keep in mind that a good web design company caters to your aesthetic and branding.
View The Websites The Web Design Company Have Built:
Next, you’ll want to see the websites they’ve built and apply the questions above to their client’s sites. Typically, a web design company will have a portfolio on their own site featuring their past work. Consider these additional questions:
- In terms of size, does the client’s business seem comparable to yours?
- Are the sites easy to use?
- Do the sites look professional and clean overall?
Give Them A Ring:
Depending on the previous steps, your list may have dwindled down. This is when you start to call your prospective web design company and evaluate your overall experience. Building a website takes months. You’ll want to find a company that is friendly, accessible, and asks questions about your company and project. Overall, you want chemistry. Sounds cheesy, but it’s true. Even if the person that you talk to over the phone initially isn’t a web designer, they reflect the company.
In the end, you want a web design company that you feel comfortable and confident in. Ask them as many questions that you need to make your decision. This process may take time, but you want a website that is functional, visually pleasing, and reflects your brand and company values. These things will take time and are worth it. Call Dorian Solutions to find out more about our website development and marketing services today!