Knowing how important your website is for your business, it’s critical that you choose a web development services company that can get the job done – the right way.
Just like no two businesses are alike, the same is true in the world of web designing. In order to know you find the best web design company for your business and its website, you need to make sure you ask the right questions.
Before you say yes to working with any custom website design companies, you need to go through an interview period.
Building a website is a collaborative effort, which means what the company brings to the table is as important as how much you enjoy working with them. As you prepare your interview questions, keep an eye out for these three things.
You’ll find out that these three aspects are exactly what separates the best companies from the rest.
- Number of Pages Guaranteed : When you’re paying to have a website designed, you want to make sure that you are getting what you expect. While there aren’t always a lot of concrete tangibles in the creative world, there are a few that can help you determine whether or not you’re getting what you want and need. In the website design world, one of those things is the number of pages you get designed for your website. A great web development service company will be upfront with the number of pages you can expect to have designed when the job is done. If the company you want to work with doesn’t offer this number or expectation upfront, be sure to get it from them in writing before you agree to any contract or pay for any work.
- Interactive Website Mockups : The website design process can take several weeks or longer, which means that if you’re not in the loop with what is happening, the final result can come as a complete surprise. One of the best ways to make sure this doesn’t happen is to check that the website design company provides interactive website mockups throughout the process. Seeing and experiencing the design firsthand can let you know what needs to be changed in order for you to be happy – and before too much work is done. These mockups also give you peace of mind that, yes, work is being done on your website and, yes, it’s turning out just the way you want.
- Compatible Design : Just like you would ask to see the portfolio of a tattoo artist before the needle comes out, you need to see and experience previous work of any website designer you’re wanting to work with. If you don’t like what you see, then there’s a really good chance that they’re not the right designer for you and your business. While some stylistic choices can be influenced by your preferences, don’t expect your website to turn out completely different from all of the previous ones designed by the company you pick. You’ll know you’ve found the right web development company when you find plenty of samples of work that are very similar to how you want your site to look and feel.
As you interview web designers and companies, keep in mind that you’ll be working with them for an extended period of time.
And, in some cases, for the entire time your website is up and running (if they offer hosting and security services, for example). You should be happy with every interaction and feel like they are really understanding what your business needs in terms of website design and functionality.
If anything during the interview process strikes you as odd, or if something just doesn’t feel right, trust your gut. Remember, they should be bringing their A game to these first interactions in order to impress you.
If their best isn’t enough, then you definitely want to go a different direction.
At FreshySites, we value our clients’ feedback and perspective. We understand that not every potential client is the right fit – and we’re okay with that!
We know that the right clients will find us – just like you’ll find the right website designer for your business.
Curious to see how we work?
Get in touch with our team of designers and developers today! We’re happy to answer all of your questions and give you a taste of what it’s like working with us.