What to Look for When You Hire a Web Designer

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What To Look for When Hiring a Web Designer - Graticle

I get it. You’re busy. We’re all busy.

You’re on the hunt for a web designer and don’t know where to start.

You don’t have 8 hours to spend time doing this.

You should be able to get a list of quality web designers together in an hour or less.

To do that, you’re going to need some quick tips to get you on your way.

Let’s stay focused on the most important things to look out for while on your hunt for a web design company.

Reviews

  1. A professional web design business has reviews. It’s that simple. The first companies you can eliminate from your list are companies that don’t have reviews on Google, Facebook, or Yelp. Google is the most important, plus they are viewing when you’re searching. Also, read the reviews. If they are mostly short “Wonderful business!” or “Love them!” those are probably just buddies leaving reviews. Look for stories that are believable. If they all have reviews, eliminate those that have less than five (increase that number as appropriate for your area).

Website

  1. I didn’t say this would be rocket science. Make sure the company has a website first and foremost. While you’re on their website, what do you think? Is it organized and appealing? Is it engaging? Or is it a hodgepodge of slapped together graphics with vague references to “We’re the number one web designers ever!” Remember, if their website doesn’t impress you, don’t expect anything else that they make to be any better. It’s that simple.

Portfolio

  1. On their website, look at their portfolio. This is a web design company’s chance to put their best foot forward. Do any projects resonate with you? Are you impressed with their work? If not, don’t expect them to magically create something better for you.

Services

  1. Do they speak to their services on their website? Do they share their process or what to expect when working with them? This is good. The more information the better. It shows experience. Skip the companies that just make general claims “we create the best websites!” with vague information.

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Last updated on October 04, 2017. Shawn is the President of Graticle, Inc. You can follow him at Google+

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Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

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Ridgefield, Washington

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