Website Designers In Watford

Website Designers In WatfordCompare Quotes From 5 Web Designers In Watford

There are over 40 website designers in Watford, most of which are smaller agencies and start-up companies.  Although it does not have its own university, West Herts College is producing more start-up companies in the area and they are becoming more plentiful.  

There are many website designers in Slough to talk with should you not find someone local.  

There are a few smaller web designers in Harrow nearby should you be interested?

Choosing a web designer in Watford can be a challenge, since there are so many to choose from.  Do you go with the most expensive agency, since you should get what you pay for?  What about a freelancer?

Just fill in the form to receive free quotes and advice from 5 web design agencies in Watford that know your industry sector.

What Kind Of Website Do You Need?

Do you need a simple WordPress website, or something more bespoke?

Depending on your needs will dictate the platform your website is created on.  Here are a few popular web platforms that you could go with:

  • WordPress
  • Shopify
  • Wix
  • Fasthosts
  • Joomla

Most web designers in Watford only specialise in working with 1 website platform (Shopify for example or Joomla) so choosing a web designer that is right for your businesses needs is important.

Some Points To Consider

Have you considered website hosting?  You website needs to be quick to load, and hosting plays a big part in this.

Some web designers in Watford do have website servers, and will encourage you to host your website with them (so they can maintain it).  However this is a great way to tie you into them on a long term basis, plus they get to charge you a monthly hosting fee.

It is wise to shop around for website hosting quotes, which can range from around £5,00 per month to £50.00 for a dedicated server.

What about marketing of your website, to get visitors to it once it is created?  Getting more visitors to your website is essential, since a website with no visitors serves no purpose.

Not all web design agencies in Watford can help with your marketing, some do have ‘digital marketing’ experience that they can offer.

In the short term, advertising on the search engines is a good idea (referred to as pay per click advertising or PPC advertising).  By sponsoring your specific keywords, you should be able to quickly get your target customers to your new website.

Longer term you will needs SEO or search engine optimisation, to get you appearing on the search engines organically.

Social media marketing is also something that you will need to consider.  

Your social ‘footprint’ will affect your SEO, as well as drive direct website visitors to your website.  Website design agencies in Watford that have digital marketing experience should be able to advise you on which social media platforms are good for you to appear on.

These are all things you need to consider alongside getting the website produced.

Choosing A Local Web Designer

Businesses in the town have a choice between website designers in London or someone more local.  As there are so many local web designers in Watford to choose from, you do have a choice when it comes to who to work with.  

It is normally recommended to work with someone who is local, rather than one who is based over in the west country or up north, as a visit can be made from time to time. Having a relationship with them will help in the design process.  They will be more committed to you, rather than someone that you communicate with via e-mail and phone.

As there are so many agencies in the town, it does make logical sense to talk to one that has worked and designed sites in your industry sector in the past.  They will have a better idea of which kinds of designs work well and achieve results.  This is something that can be discussed at a face to face meeting.

Compare Multiple Web Design Quotes

All web design companies in Watford are unique, all offering different services and all charging different web design prices.  

We advise comparing multiple quotes (4-5 different web design agencies) to get a feel for what is reasonable,

Some web designers in Watford charge per hour and some for the completed project, so it is good to shop around and have a feel for the different costs that will be involved.  

All web design agencies in Watford set their own rates based on their overheads and profit margins.  Paying a high price does not necessarily mean getting a better website.

Websites can be expensive things (and indeed are worth investing into) so caution is needed when deciding how much to pay.  If you needed quotes from local web designers in Hemel Hempstead just down the road, we can help.

Watford in a Few Words

Watford is a town based within the circuit of the M25, just north west of London.

Originally mentioned in an Anglo Saxon charter of 1007, it does not appear in the Domesday Book of 1086 for some unknown reason.  

It has seen its population grow from being a small Anglo Saxon hamlet to an one of over 80,000 today according to stats.  

The Industrial Revolution in the 18th century brought the Grand Union Canal in 1798, and the London to Birmingham railway in 1837.

It remained an area of cottage industries, meaning people manufacturing goods from home, rather than large scale production.  

Brewing has been a big part of the economy in the town since the 17th century, and the two main brewers, Benskin’s and Sedgwick’s, still exist today.

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