There are hundreds if not thousands of web designers out there. Everyone boasts of using the latest in web technology, provide time-bound services and use ethical methodologies. Project completion and price are also important factors. It is extremely important that you choose a web designing service that delivers what they promise.
But how will you determine if you are choosing an ethical website designer for your site?
Fixed Price & Time Bound Service For Web Designers
Look for web designers who offer fixed price without any fine print. They should also provide a guarantee of the site being completed on time. The designer should provide you an initial quote, but once you confirm the order, they should provide a full and final price including all the features.
There are many web designing agencies out there who are going to charge you every time you need to tweak something. Websites are always dynamic. They need to be upgraded and updated from time to time – for product updates, security and software updates, design updates and much more.
If you have to spend money every time you need to update your products on your site, you will be spending thousands of your site annually. Don’t choose an agency that charges you for each change.
It is important to sign up with a designer that hands over your site’s control. Whenever you need to make any minor changes to your site, you should be able to do so without having to reach out to your agency.
After Sales Support
Ask the web designer about their after-sales support. If you are going to have issues with your site, they should be there to help you. Are they going to charge you anything for support? There are many web designing agencies that charge customer support on a per hour basis.
Keep in mind that if you have a site, you will always require some tech support at one stage or the other. Many times there can be technical issues beyond the control of your web designer. Ask them how they will deal with such backend problems. Will they be able to rectify them to minimize downtime or not.
Always ask for a phone number and email address that you can reach out instantly.
You want to choose a web designer who is courteous and always eager to explain things to you. Ask them if they will explain all the features in detail.
Avoid those who start throwing jargon at you from the word go! You want to know about your site in simple English and not in too technical terms. The good thing about modern web designing technologies and tools is that they are simple for most people to understand.
If someone doesn’t seem to be willing to explain things to you, there are others who are!
Although new age technology makes it possible to interact with web designing service providers remotely, finding a designer close to you is still beneficial in many ways. It is always good to find a service that you can easily reach out to. Don’t just trust them for their word – that they are local. Get their physical address and give them a visit, if possible.
In fact, when you meet the team, you will be able to get something better out of the deal – almost always!
Look for someone you are comfortable working with. The better you feel working with a designer or team, the better your website is going to deliver for you.
Adam is an experienced online marketing and Web Design Calgary expert. He has been in the industry since the dawn of the internet revolution and has serviced thousands of clients. He is a strong proponent of mobile-friendliness but recommends special emphasis on security in this age where apps are taking over.