For companies that are based in London, the problem of finding a website designer is huge.
Who do you select? Someone local, go with a recommendation? Someone who has experience in designing websites in your industry?
There are over 2,000 website designers in London, ranging from small designers (freelancers, or students working from home) up to large design agencies that have major blue chip clients under their belt.
However, if you select a large web design agency, does this mean you will get a better website than if you had gone to a freelancer or student?
The main thing that effects the quality of a website, is the experience of the designer. The look of the site may be good (the design element) however does the backend of the site work, do the forms work, does the website convert visitors to customers?
Finding a good website designer is not easy, and there are a few independent websites (such as Trust Pilot) that act as independent mediators to post reviews etc. However, some companies will bad mouth their competitors, so referral sites are not always to be trusted, and need to be taken with a pinch of salt.
When considering website designers for a new project, another consideration needs to be given to their industry experience. Have they designed websites for companies similar to yours before? Do they know and understand your industry, your customers and what your customers are after?
Another consideration is cost.
How much does a website cost? The more important question, is how much is your budget. Website design prices will vary depending on the size and quality of the website. A large website (like Amazon) will cost more than a 3 page website, and different designers all have different fees and rates.
If you are a business based in London and want to compare a few quotes from website designers that know and understand your industry, just fill out a quote form opposite.