Web designers can sometimes be known as the used car salesmen of the internet. Setting up a sale with an ongoing list of fancy self assuring phrases they love to hear until you hand over the cash. Soon enough you discover you chose the web designer lemon.
Amateur web designers, if they donï¿½t fall off the planet with your cash, provide an amateur job, leaving you embarrassed and back at stage zero. To avoid these headaches, we let you know how to spot inferior web designers in Brisbane before handing over your hard-earned cash.
Too Cheap To Believe
Much like when you see a car for $1000, the temptation is high to buy now, but ultimately you know there is a high chance it is a lemon. The same goes with web designers, looking to play off your impulse behaviour. You cannot get a high quality website completed in a couple of days (unless you’re dealing with an expert). You need to pay your web designer for the hours it takes to create a good site, differentiating you and your brand. No one wants to see a duplicate site, particularly if it’s comparable to your competitors.
No Communication From The Start
Communication is an integral part of achieving your dream site. If you struggle to get in touch with the web designer while shopping around, rule them out. Providing great customer service starts from the beginning and they have let you down already. Once you have narrowed down the contenders you want to ensure regular updates will be coming your way.
Clear Content Creation Plan
A website needs words. Who writes the words is a key link. If the web designer has an internal copywriter that is great, but find out if it is in your hands or theirs. If they say it is up to you, an inferior web designer will leave you in the lurch with no contacts whereas if they are a superior web designer, they will have developed relationships with through past projects.
Creativity Over Beauty
Your customers prefer a functional website over a pretty, colourful website. Take a close look at the web designers portfolio. The inferior web designer will have websites all looking the same. They may look great but different companies have different goals for their website and this requires a creative mind to create a unique asset to reach your business goals. Donï¿½t forget, it must look great on a mobile device too, so responsive design is also key.
Keep in mind the above tips and you will have a great looking web site you can be proud of.
Aligna Web Design have built websites for companies all over Brisbane. Get in touch today and we can begin planning out the perfect website to meet your needs.