When it comes to choosing a web design agency to design and develop your business’ website, be it a fairly basic portfolio site or a complex e-commerce system, there’s a few basic things which you need to consider when considering who is most suitable. We spoke with leading design agency, Identify Web Design (www.identifywebdesign.co.uk) to put together a number of top tips for choosing a web designer or developer to handle your business’ site project.
First things first; take a look at sites which you like the look of. Whether they’re competitors sites or simply those which you’ve visited and like the look of; it’s always the best place to start your research. By taking a look at sites you like, you’ll often find a footer link or credit to the design agency and, from there, you can contact them and have a chat about your needs and requirements. This always comes as the first suggestion in terms of finding a design agency as, in doing so, you’re already ticking off the box of whether or not you like a companies previous design and development projects.
Another option for choosing a suitable agency is to go through a company such as Approved Index who will get you quotes from a range of trusted and approved web designers. From here, you’ll be contacted by a number of agencies (often 4 – 6) who will pitch to you and offer you proposals for your project. The beauty of this is that you have to do very little work and simply by filling one form out, you’ll receive anything up to 6 proposals. If you really aren’t sure of where to start, this makes absolute sense and, especially for those businesses in a rush, it’s often the best option.
All in all, it can be a difficult task choosing a web designer, however by taking time to either use a company who will source quotes for you or by looking at sites you like the look of, it hopefully shouldn’t be too difficult a task!