If you ask any experienced owner of some company that how the development of your website went away and mostly you will get some angry or annoying look saying something like “which version”? Very first experience with your website could be so frustrating so the selection of right web Design Company is the key thing and this is one that can have long-lasting ramifications.
In my whole career in web development, I hear a lot about the bad, good and ugly. The thing I must tell you that the worth of an experienced consultant can’t be denied. There are lots of important factors that you must consider while choosing the right company for the development of your website.
1. Type of Website
Not all the websites are same so determining what kind of website is your requirement is the first step. There are a lot of designers, freelancers and templates are available but the thing is how do you know what is the right fit for your company and importantly for the goals and objectives of your company.
Choosing the web designing company is not a big task but the best web designing company for your company is a crucial task. People say that internet has made the things easier but what about those difficulties that internet offers. On Google just type “good Web Design Company” and you will get the thousands of results and for a normal person it is not easy to go through every result.
Google and Facebook are also the websites but these are some extreme examples. The important thing to note is the differences and similarities that can make your websites comfortable for your visitors. Let’s go through the entire process step by step while choosing the right web design company for your business.
2. First Step: Planning
The very first step is to define your needs. You must have a clear idea what role your new or redesigned website will fill. Will your website provide all the information to your users? Will it serve the need of employees of your business? Or will it include some kind of shopping section so that you can sell your company’s products to your users? All the web designers must know the following
• What is the role of your website?
• What is the market and audience of your website?
• What is your budget for the website development?
Before you approach your designer you must consider what your expectations for the site are and what type of information you want to share with your customers.
3. Second Step- Primary Testing
Searching is the normal process and it doesn’t require any special skill to come up with. Just Google it, scan some directories and ask your friends. It doesn’t have an extensive research work. Ask your family and friends which web designing companies design the website for you.
4. Third Step- Evaluating and shortlisting
After getting the list of potential web designing companies you are now ready to shortlist them. After watching the portfolio it’s all about three C’s- Consistency, Credibility, and Capability.
How consistent is the company in their work? What are the parameters of the company to fulfill your requirements? Have the company consistently giving the results? These are some important facts that you must consider while choosing the right web design company for you.
What kind of technology the designing company is using for the development of your website. Time is one of the most important things. Longer the time, higher the input cost.
5. Fourth Step- Proposals
Once you have selected the web design company for you request them to send them a proposal for you. Ask them to include all the requirements in the proposed solution. The next process is the evaluations of the proposals on merit. Following points must consider strongly while evaluating the proposals.
• Quality of the proposal
• Strength and Weaknesses of the company
• Presentation and Formatting style
6. Fifth Step- Select the Company
After getting the proposals from all the organization, compare them with each other. What are the qualities and weaknesses of these different proposals? After going through the whole process mentioned above you should be able to select the right web design company for your business. if you still feel any doubt establish a connection with the company to understand their terms and conditions.
Avoid the freelancers and individual designers for your website development as there is rare chance to find an individual that can handle both technical and design issues.