You should not have any problem finding an individual or company to supply website design services: the problem is choosing the right one for your project. Here are some crucial questions that you should ask to make sure you get the type of website you need that will provide your visitors with an enjoyable experience and help your business succeed:
- Are you the person who will do the work?
This may sound like a no-brainer, but you may be surprised to learn that many of the listings on the search engines for individual designers and website design services are actually only the websites of agents that procure work for them. There are some large website design companies that use project managers to handle the assignment of project. Always make sure you have access to the designer directly to have changes made as quickly as possible.
- How much time do you need to complete a project?
You will have to supply the content for your website. The graphic components of the website design should not take more than two weeks to complete for a basic website and three weeks to one month for complex e-commerce websites.
- Does the project cost include delivery of the original graphics files?
There are some website design firms which will keep the original files of your website design unless you specifically request them. In order to control your website you need the original graphic files. If a website design firm will not agree to this it would be best to find one who will.
- Do you test the design on multiple platforms?
There are several different browsers being used to access websites on the Internet and website design should be tested to make sure that the content and layout remains the same in different browsers.
- What information do you need from me to begin the project?
Professional website designers usually have a questionnaire that they will review with you to determine the functionalities, features and components that will be needed to work with the website design such as databases, forums, video or audio.
- Which HTML editing software do you use?
Make sure that whichever designer you choose to create your website explains the editing process with you before the project begins along with the type of software you will need to make changes in your website. How easily you will be able to manage and make changes to your website after its complete.