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5 Important Questions to Ask Your Web Designer

Expert Tips for Web Designer

 

Building the website you want for your business can be a dream come true or an absolute nightmare. It often depends on who you hire to design your business website. 

If you hire a random web designer to build your website, you’ll put yourself at risk of wasting your hard-earned money and time. To avoid this outcome, invest the resources and time necessary to select a suitable website development company.

Here are five interview-style questions you can ask a prospective web design company to narrow down your options.

1. Ask About Their Design Process

Asking this question will help you discern a beginner from a seasoned professional. After all, a professional web designer will remember their design process like the back of their hand.

This isn’t all, however. Knowing the design process of a developer you want to work with is crucial. You should ideally know if a developer has a hands-on or hands-off approach. 

A web developer with a thorough design process is much more likely to keep you in the loop when your website is being built to ensure a quality product.

2. Ask To Speak to Past Clients

This may seem a bit tedious, but speaking to the past clients of a prospective web developer is highly-important. Why? Website development companies, or any company for that matter, can easily make up a list of testimonials. 

This isn’t to say that there’s a risk every designer could do this, but it’s essential to make sure testimonials are real before you spend your important budget on a designer.

Also, speaking to the past clients of a designer is critical to gain their input on what it was like working with them. 

3. Ask When They’ll Be Available to Work With You

If you ask this question and a prospective designer says, “tomorrow.” You should probably keep moving. Quality web designers have enormous workloads and usually won’t promise to start on your site the next day.

It’s as simple as that.

4. Ask if They Outsource any Work

Many web design companies specialize in just web design, even though many clients may need additional copywriting, graphic design, and internet marketing services.

For this reason, some companies may outsource these services to other professionals. While this is a standard business practice, you should be careful of web designers who outsource their work to third-world companies in an attempt to save money.

The quality of your website could suffer in this case, so always ask if and where a prospective web designer outsources their work.

5. Ask About Maintenance

There is no right or wrong answer here. Depending on your preference, you could choose to select a web designer that offers maintenance or one that does not.

If your team has the bandwidth to manage your site once it’s complete, then you’re good to go. If not, then you should work only with companies that provide regular maintenance for your site.

With all of that said, do you need a business website? Contact Accunity today to speak to a member of our team about your website needs. 

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