Compare Web Design Agencies
As the UK has over 20,000 website design companies, it is wise to get a few quotes to compare. We advise you working with a local website designer, also someone that has designed websites in your industry sector before.
If you’re looking for more information on web design agencies, why not read our helpful information below.
What is web design?
We often hear people say that web design is simply how your website looks but it is actually a lot more than that. A website is your shop window, a way for your customers to see what it is that you offer and the prices you charge.
Websites have been around for over 20 years now and the technology has moved very quickly in that time. So having a good website with up to date features is essential (otherwise your customer could easily go to your competitor that has a much better looking site.).
A good web designer will ensure that every web page is organised well, and in a form that’s consistent so that people can navigate effortlessly. The information on these web pages should also be displayed in an interesting and engaging way. Chunks of text or an overload of imagery will drive people away. This flows into the branding of your company. What kind of message are you communicating to your customers? What emotions do people have when they look at your website (or your brand)?
Why Is Web Design Important?
Website design has come a long way in a very short space of time. Technology leaps mean that speed of page load is important, quality images or photos are important, and a call to action is necessary in order for you to retain customers.
To be able to get people interested in your business and to use your services, you need to approach them with a user-friendly site which ticks all their needs as a consumer. You have one chance in most cases, to grab that new customer visiting your website, and while the design of the website is important, there are other factors which play a part in client conversions.
Can I Just Hire A Freelancer Rather Than Hiring A Web Design Agency?
Many businesses are attracted to the option of hiring freelance website designers in order to reduce cost; but freelancers often lack the technology and support that a professional agency would have. Before deciding and wasting time, money and energy, you need to know what sort of website is needed for your business.
With a web design agency, you can expect high quality work, adherence to deadlines, a dedicated team and long-term assistance if needed. As your website reflects your business, you’d only want to trust it with the best agency.
5 things to ask when comparing web design agencies:
- What do you think of my site right now and what do you think needs urgent improvement?
- Can you tell me the process you take when it comes to a web design project?
- How do you measure results of the work you do? Will you be able to publish and verify these results with me?
- Do you have a portfolio I can look at along with client testimonials?
- Do you offer additional services such as web development and SEO?
However, most importantly, how much is it going to cost? Website design prices vary because all web designers are privately owned, setting their own fees.
Compare quotes and shop around from local website designers that work in your industry sector.
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