What Makes a Great Web Design Company?
With so many website designers in the world these days it's hard to know which one to use when you want to have a website created for your business. We aim to take some of the mystery out of choosing the right developer.
If you're in the market looking for a web designer how would you know if you have found a good designer or not? There are several important things to look for.
The first thing that you want to do is look at their sample websites. They should have a large nice looking portfolio of professional work. When you visit the sites in their portfolio if there is a link to the developer at the bottom of the site, it had better link to them, and not to someone else. If it does, they more than likely are showing work that they have not done. A web designer that does not have a body of good work to show will not have enough experience to do a great job.
The sites they make must look great, be easy to navigate, and be well written, too – using proper grammar and spelling of course. Sometimes clients like to take over the content writing, so it's not always easy to show good content, but most of the sites should be well written anyway.
Do they have testimonials from their clients, and can you contact a few of their clients if you chose to? They should be happy to give you references who will vouch for their ability to get the job done right, on time, and on budget.
They should be experts in SEO, also known as Search Engine Optimization. In today's world, a website without SEO is like having a business in the forest, with no roads leading to it. SEO needs to be built into every site as part of the price you pay. This becomes a basis for all future Search Engine Marketing.
A great website designer needs to understand the fundamentals of using a website to move people through a sales funnel that will end with the viewer taking the desired actions that will lead to a sale, donation, etc.
The designers and developers must be talented and experienced. No amount of salesmanship or smoke and mirrors can make up for the lack of talent and experience.
Wired Magazine Says "Great design does not come from great processes; it comes from great designers."
If the web designer you're looking at has the above qualifications and more, and the price they charge is in line with similar web designers in your area, you may have found a company that is worth giving your business to.
These are the basics of finding a good web designer. The basics rarely change; and we expect that theses rules of thumb will hold true long into the future.
For more information about website design, and to see samples of websites that have been created properly from the ground up visit Art Tech Studio's website.
About Art Tech Studio
Art Tech Studio has been in business creating websites in West Palm Beach for over ten years. Their client list is extensive, and can be seen by visiting http://www.arttechstudio.com .