While social media has allowed for more reach, there is still something about a website that provides a central hub for your online activity. It is where you can present what your business is about, from the products and services you sell to the people behind it. In order to get the best web design, it is important to bear a few important factors in mind.
Get some examples
Before choosing a website designer, it is worth looking at work they have done before. Some companies will use templates, others will create bespoke websites specific to their clients.
This is where personal preference comes in- some people will focus more on aesthetics, while others will ponder how user friendly the website is. Ultimately this will help narrow down the choices available to you.
It is now a lot easier to get feedback from people who have previously used companies. A simple check with a search engine should give you some reviews. Equally, it can be worth talking to people you know who have used these businesses in the past, especially if they are based in your local area.
Know what you want
It is worth considering what you want, as this will help to further narrow down the array of options available to you. If you want a distinct website, then it is best to go with a designer that uses a bespoke system as opposed to using templates.
By contrast, if you are looking for a more affordable option than a designer that uses a template to build their website may be more appropriate for your requirements.
In either instance, it is important to think about what you want- you may want something basic that effectively covers who you are, your business and some contact details, making it the online equivalent of a brochure. Other people may want something with videos, a link to a social media feed and a more distinct look.
In both cases, what you need to do is discuss what you want. This will give you the chance to gauge their customer service- do they listen to what you want? Sometimes they make suggestions that could build and improve on what you want but ideally they should not be too pushy. At the end of discussions, they should be able to give you a quote so you can consider whether or not you wish to continue with their services.
We can help
At Digi Toolbox Ltd, we believe in working with companies to develop something that is best suited to their individual requirements. We are aware that this is establishing your brand online and we want to make your virtual shop window as aesthetically pleasing as possible while at the same time making it as user friendly and functional as necessary for your customers and clients. If you would like to know more about the web design and other services we have on offer please contact us today.