The thought of creating a website can be a daunting experience for some, particularly those that arenï¿½t very technically savvy. Where do you even start? How do you get it to look how you want? How much is it going to cost?
These are all questions that race through peopleï¿½s minds when theyï¿½re thinking about starting a website.
The best way to overcome these concerns is to hire a web designer. They are experts in building websites and will be able to get you the website you want. But not every web designer is going to be able to deliver the same quality.
Here are the top five things you should look for in a web designer.
Web Designer Must-Have’s
You need to make sure that the web designer that you hire has the right amount of experience to be able to deliver the project as required. An experienced web designer is going to be better equipped to understand your needs and translate them into a finished product. Ask for a sample of their work or to view their portfolio, which will give you an idea of their experience.
2. Communication and relationship
This is something that is much harder to quantify as it is something you determine over a period of time. But you can usually get a sense of how the web designer communicates during your initial interactions. If they are slow to respond during the initial phase, then that could be an indication that they might not be responsive in the future.
Also, try to get a sense of the sort of relationship they have with their clients. They are creating something from your vision and desire, so there is a level of personal knowledge involved. If they seem standoffish, this could cause issues down the line.
A professional web designer is going to have access to current web design tools, namely tools like Adobe Creative Suite, which offers the complete range of tools for designing websites, as well as platforms like Magento for ecommerce setup. They will also use a range of tools for different requirements, such as graphics, layouts, and animation.
Depending on whether they are doing web design work full time or part time will affect the designers availability to meet with you and to communicate efficiently. So depending on the level of availability that you need, it might be an important question to ask. If you need them to be local, then only review local designers.
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