Hiring a Gold Coast web designer is no quick task. It can be difficult to identify and explain what you need, and if you’re dealing with someone who doesn’t have your best interest’s at heart, you could end up hiring someone that does a poor job.
Based on knowing how to spot inferior website designers, you will have narrowed down your selection to half a dozen companies where the questions you pose (listed below) will instill confidence in your final choice based on their answers.
#1 What Success Have You Delivered Your Previous Clients?
A professional web designer will be able to provide you with past case studies with detailed analysis of results from the implementation of their web design. While the results may not mean much to you, the fact they have case studies is important. Always ask to see previous work, and particularly any sites they have done that are similar to your business.
#2 How Long Does The Wireframe Process Take?
Ask this question word for word. A wireframe is a visual representation of what your website will look like, much like a plan for a house. Itï¿½s bare bones but with imagination you can see what the final product will look like. If this question catches them off guard you can be sure they are taking shortcuts and you can cross them out.
#3 How Many Clients Do You Currently Have?
This is a trick question. You want to make they are experienced enough to provide you with the result you’re looking for, but not so swamped that the end result will be sub-par. This will change if you are using agencies but in general if you feel as though a small company has a ridiculous amount of clients rule them out. You will not get the personalised service you deserve.
#4 Do You Use Project Management Software?
If they donï¿½t use project management software this is like the Queensland Maroons going into training camp without a plan.There are certain tasks, such as wireframing, content creation, colour schemes and weekly updates that must be done. Creating a plan of attack will ensure your Gold Coast web designer stays on track without forgetting crucial tasks to deliver the best possible outcome.
#5 Will You Keep Me In The Loop?
Look for a minimum contact level of once per week. Any less than this you are not an important client or are missing out on some important information. Remember, web design is a personalised service and you should get personalised attention each week. They should be checking in with you at certain stages to make sure they are on track with what you are looking for.
For a great Gold Coast web designer, contact Alinga who are happy to answer all the questions above and much more.