Website Designers in Wakefield
There are nearly 100 website designers in Wakefield, ranging from medium sized designers that work from rented offices around town, down to freelancers who work from home. It has around 30 marketing companies that offer web work along with a range of other marketing services such as branding, corporate ID, digital marketing and SEO.
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Choosing Someone Local
There are hundreds of website designers in Yorkshire, however for businesses that are based in and around the Wakefield, it does make sense working with a local designer.
Working with a local company does bring several advantages:
- Ensure they are legitimate – many companies use ‘virtual offices’ and may work from home, yet claim to be larger international offices working with global clients.
- Value For Money – there is a loyalty that comes with working with a ‘local agency’, and they do tend to go the extra mile, having a local reputation to maintain
- Meeting – meeting them is a great way to cover issues such as strategy, business objectives, layout, etc.
Generally the closer you can work with someone, the better the finished website will be, rather than it being just another website in their portfolio.
When choosing website designers in Wakefield, consideration needs to be given to experience. Many do specialise in specific industry sectors (legal, financial, engineering, sports). Therefore if you need an IT security site designed, then it is pointless talking to a designer who specialises in website design for schools?
Size is another factor to consider when choosing someone; if you are a large international company, choosing a freelancer that only has skills in designing basic websites is not really suitable. They will not have the facilities on hand for you unless they contract the work out (which is dangerous).
Compare Prices From Web Designers In Wakefield
All website designers in Wakefield different; all independent businesses that have different fee structures. Most will work either on an hourly rate, or a rate per project. However they set these costs themselves.
It is wise in today’s society to do your research and shop around, whatever it is that you are considering buying. Cars, books, houses, marketing services, CD’s, clothes all need to be compared and prices checked. Website design costs do vary; partly based on their skills and facilities but also on their office size, staff costs and profit margins.
A Few Words about Wakefield
This West Yorkshire town is situated just south of Leeds, having a population of around a hundred thousand according to Wakefield council.
During the Middle Ages the town was known as ‘Merrie city’, as it was well stocked with food (meat and fish) from the rivers and seas. Leading up to the 18th century, it was known for the industries of corn, textiles and clothing, causing it to become a very significant town in the country. In 1888 the town became a city, thanks to its parish church of Saxon origin.
The area was home to the Brigantes before the Romans invaded in 43 AD, and there is evidence of flint and stone hand tools, showing earlier occupation.
During the Norman invasion of 1066 it is recorded as ‘Wachfeld’ in the Domesday Book of 1068, and was part of the Norman ‘Harrying Of The North’, the rebellion to Norman rule by King Edger, son of Edward The Confessor, the last of the Anglo Saxon Kings, and the Kings Of Wessex.
In the 20th century, it was known for its glass and textile industry, which started to decline 1970’s. As the Thatcher government closed down coal mining in the UK, 15 local pits were closed between 1979 and 1983, causing massive unemployment in Wakefield.