Choosing a Web Design Company
There are a lot of things to consider when choosing your Web Designer.
One of the great advantages of· the Internet is that you're no longer restricted to find a service in your locality. This is particularly true to getting your Website Designed,
You have a choice of· virtually the whole country. This is where our service can help. we have hundreds of the best web Designers from the UK registered with us and just waiting to provide you with a free quote for your work.
Although having the whole of the Uk (or even the world) to choose from, it can be better to choose· a company / freelancer that's geographically nearer to you, as it's always useful to meet the person who's going to be doing your website, especially if there are things that maybe difficult to communicate by phone or email.
Things to look out for.
This can vary greatly between Web Designers, generally the bigger the agency, the more it will cost .· Using a bigger firm will pretty much guarantee you'll get a good site, but that doesn't mean that a cheaper / smaller firm won't be able to just as good a job, at· maybe even a quarter of the cost. Read here for· a breakdown of· average website costs and what you can expect to pay
Hosting· charges -· The cost of hosting has shrunk in the last few years. Some companies still charge around £25 a month for hosting your site. This is far too much. You· should be able to get your site hosted for less than £10 a month.· If you find your own host this would be even cheaper. You can give your web designer access to your host to build the site there. Doing it this way can cost you as little as £5 per month.
Although Web Design is a 'modern' type of business, all the old rules still apply. This is particularly true of getting recommendations. If you've been recommended a certain Web Designer, then it's always worth following up.
Important factors to consider
A content management system.· This is where your website has it's own log-in, and you can add to and edit your current website.· If a web designer doesn't offer this don't even consider it.. Most good web designers now offer this as a standard part of their package.· If you don't have a content management system / or access to it, you will have to pay a web designer every time you need to make a change to your website, which is obviously not a great thing to do.
Hosting· restrictions - Hosting is now so affordable that you should be careful to avoid companies that charge you for extra diskspace / bandwidth etc.
E Commerce - An e commerce website can be very complicated. Some companies would charge around £5000 for one. However , even though they are complicated they need not be out of reach. Most Web designers prices for an E Commerce site would start at around £1,000 - Some even less.