There are so many Web design firms out there, it can be frustrating to even begin your search looking for the perfect one for you needs. To narrow down your choices and discover which one would best help your company, ask your potential Web design companies these questions:
1. What is your track record?
If you are deciding on a Web design firm, it’s important to know how happy the rest of their clients were with their work. Even if they have beautiful websites in their portfolios, their clients might not have enjoyed working with them. Try contacting a few of the companies listed in their portfolio and ask them about their experience with that Web design firm.
2. Who will own the website and content?
Sometimes a Web design firm will create your website, and then if you want to end your contract, they will charge you an enormous fee to buy your website back from them. Be sure that you will still have ownership over the website you paid for no matter what may happen.
3. What happens if I need to make changes to my website?
Some websites are designed so intricately that only coding experts can manage them. But if a Web design firm tells you that their websites are built in a content management system, that means you can make changes to it, even if you don’t know much about computers. At Fahrenheit Marketing, all of our websites have CMS integration, so you can easily maintain your website and continuously provide fresh content that connects with your customers.
4. Do you have experience building mobile websites?
If your website isn’t mobile-friendly, you won’t go far these days on the road to success. You will need to have a mobile site, so ask to see some of the Web design firm’s mobile website examples and test out how they look on mobile devices.
5. How long will it take to design, code and implement my site?
If the Web design firm gives you a very quick turnaround for your website, that might not be a good sign. They might just be using a template to design the site instead of creating their own. But if it seems like it’s going to take too long, the team might not have good practices in place. If they offer you a reasonable time frame, it’s a good indication they know what they are doing.
If you are interested in a Web design firm, Fahrenheit Marketing is happy to answer all of these questions and tell you more about how our websites convert clicks into clients. Contact us today to set-up your consultation.