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With a whole directory of web design companies at your fingertips, it can be hard to discover web design agencies to weigh up and have full confidence in using.
Here are some tips to take on board whether you are looking at finding a web design company in London or on the other side of the world. If you are looking for web designers to help take your website to a whole other creative level, then here’s what you need to watch out for:

Look for referrals

A great, reliable way to find a creative web design company is to talk to people within the same industry as you, see who they used to design there website. Ask them for their recommendations, any pros and cons they experienced from using that company and whether they would hire them again for any other projects. A first hand account of someone’s experience with a web design company can be like reading a review site for a latest product: extremely helpful and insightful.

Ready, steady, EVALUATE!

When you have picked a handful to investigate further, the next step will be to evaluate the companies. Inspect their website, do some digging and analyze if their site looks up to a high standard, examine their portfolio, look at the clients they have. Speak to them personally and ask them a variety of questions so you cover all bases.

Effective communicators?

As designing a website is an intricate sometimes lengthy process it is crucial you find a web design company that can communicate impeccably well. Are they reliable? Do they get back to you quickly to keep you updated or answer any questions? These are two important questions to raise.

Does the proposal make you ‘wanna’ say ‘I do!’?

After you have asked the design company to write you a proposal, weigh up their value in terms of cost, timeline and terms for a project. You want to be 100% sure before you enter into a short term or long term commitment with your agency.

Don’t limit your options…

Choose a few proposals from various companies you have been looking at and put them into the final few so it narrows down your choices. Be brutal but remember choosing the cheapest option may not necessarily be the most effective for your website.

Photo credit: 

Second Wave Studio

What do you think? 

Do you think these are important questions to ask? What have you looked out for when looking for a web design company? 

Useful sources: 

http://www.definitiondesign.co.uk/articles/detail/11-things-to-look-for-in-a-web-design-agency/



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Melissa Hudson

Melissa is driven to write copy that sounds creative, effective and innovative in order to succeed in captivating the reader. She has undertaken a Media Production Diploma, while trying her hand at a variety of skills from Filming to Journalism. Melissa currently studies Marketing with Advertising at the University of Hertfordshire in the hope of one day making it as an advertising copywriter.

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