5 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN LOOKING FOR A WEB DESIGNER

We know how important it is to have a website that looks great and sets you apart from the competition. A bunch of different factors goes into this, but one crucial thing to think about is your visitors. Web designers talk about visitors all the time but only in terms of what designs will get more clicks from your guests. There are many things to consider when looking for a web designer, after all, you are trusting them to build you a site that represents your business!





So what exactly does a web designer do? A web designer is a person who creates websites while web design is a process of planning and creating a website, including structure, graphics, text, and images. Each web designer has their own specialty, so it’s important to understand what you need out of your website before you start having strategy calls with web designers.


Let’s take a look at the 5 things to consider when looking for a web designer.


#1. Vision


Web design is an art form. It’s not just about how the site looks; it’s about how it functions and how visitors feel when they interact with it. A good web designer should have a vision for the site, whether it’s to help your business grow or to make something unique and memorable. You want someone who will challenge you to think differently about your business.

Considerations
  • What is your design vision?

  • How do you want your website to look?

  • Is it going to be simple or detailed?

  • Is it going to have a corporate feel or a super-cool vibe?


It’s important to know what the end goal is so that the designer can work towards achieving that goal.


#2. Experience


A good web designer has experience working with clients on different types of projects and understands their needs to create a beautiful design that works on all devices at any screen size.

Considerations
  • Do they have experience with customizing themes and plugins?

  • What other projects have they worked on?

  • What software(s) do they use to create websites?

  • You want your website to look professional and unique; so the designer you choose must have experience creating websites that are both visually appealing and functional.


#3. Cost


You must find a web designer who offers competitive pricing for their services because this will ensure that you get value for money when hiring them for your project. You don't want to cut corners when it comes to paying for something as important as your website design; make sure you get quality work at an affordable price!

Considerations
  • How much does this person cost?

  • How much do you pay for each project?

  • Is it fair market value for what you are getting and what your client wants to achieve?

  • Can you negotiate this cost down based on experience and quality of work as well as willingness to help out with extra features?


#4. Responsiveness


When it comes to responsiveness, there are two main factors that you need to consider:

The speed of your website and how easy it is to update.

If you have a lot of pages on your site or a large number of users accessing your site regularly, then you will need to make sure that the website loads quickly and smoothly. This is what makes websites like Google and Facebook so popular – they have fast-loading sites that are easy to navigate.

The second aspect of responsiveness is how easily an individual page can be updated or changed without affecting other parts of the site.

Considerations
  • How quickly can you get back to me when I need help or advice?

  • How quickly can a member of your team respond to my questions?

  • What resources are available at your end if something goes wrong during development and after launch?


A responsive website should be able to adapt to a variety of screens and resolutions.


#5. Quality


The two main aspects that need to be considered here are Usability and Functionality. When looking for a web designer, always ask them if they have experience with usability testing before hiring them or designing your site. This will give you an idea of whether or not their design skills match up with what you want from your website. If not, look elsewhere for someone who does offer this service as part of their services!

Considerations
  • Will they take your branding into account?

  • Do they care about the functionality of your site?

  • Do they offer mobile compatibility?

  • Is there ongoing website maintenance and design offered?


Ready To Hire A Web Designer?


I hope this list gave you a better understanding on what to look for when hiring a web designer.


If you are ready to jump right in and have a website designed for your business, schedule a call so I can learn more about your needs!


I love creating websites that help you stand out, dream big, and sell more. I look forward to connecting with you!