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6 Steps to Finding the Right Sydney Web Design Company

by spark on

Finding the best web design company for you and your business will always be a challenge.

If you are having trouble in finding the right web designer, you should start with research and seek help. With the sheer amount of web design companies in Sydney, it will take time to filter through various web designers to find the best one for you.

 

1. Review their existing clients

Typically, web design companies showcase their portfolio and work on their website. As a visual representation of what they have and can accomplish in web design, viewing their designs is a proven approach to help you determine their success with past/existing clients and their ability to complete your web design. We encourage you to speak to them face-to-face to discuss their work and past client projects.

A good web design doesn’t only look good, it must also function extremely well. Have you ever visited a website which looked outdated or loaded slowly? Perhaps it was difficult to find the information you were looking for.

The best web design company will understand all the intricate details which shape an effective web design. Check if their client’s website is both functional and appealing, you should feel as if you want the website as your own. Great web designs are crucial for the growth of your business.

 

2. Analyse their web design process

A great web design is created by a thorough process which has been developed after years of testing. Our 7-step web design process:

  1.     Gathering information about our client and creating a website plan
  2.     Designing layout and wireframes of the web design
  3.     Designing the pages and editing after client reviews
  4.     Content writing
  5.     Development and coding of the website
  6.     Testing website functions and launching!
  7.     Post-website maintenance

The initial strategy and planning phase ensure your web design is precisely what you envisioned. Your web design company should meet with you to gain a strong understanding about your business, industry and customers. For example, if you are a Sydney based business looking for a Sydney web design, it would be advantageous to meet with a Sydney web designer for streamlined communication.

After this initial phase, your web designers will use this information to create a web design with the purpose of helping your business grow online.

 

3. Help you reach your business objectives

The best web design company should excel at solving problems, as the website that they create should aim to help you reach your business objectives. Maybe you want to gain targeted website visitors from a certain city, like Sydney or all over Australia.

Your business objective could range from increasing brand awareness, online leads or purchases. Your website will function as the heart of your marketing, and it may have multiple goals. Look for a Sydney web design company that is onboard in helping you reach your business goals.

 

4. Full-service design company

The complex nature of web design demands various skill sets, from coding to graphic design to content writing. If you select a freelance web designer, they might only know web design. So, they could produce a good website, but it might not align with your brand, have content which tells your company’s story in a compelling manner and persuades your potential customers to make an action on your website; enquire or make a purchase.

Additionally, your website will need a strategy to rank in search engines like Google, for your business to appear in relevant searches made by your prospecting customers. A full-service web design company will assist you every step of the way during your web design and even after development. A marketing plan for after your web design is complete is the best way to maximise your investment and long-term growth for your business.

 

5. Hire a local Sydney web design company

Sydney web design companies will have many advantages from working in your local area. Not only do they have a better understanding of your target market, but they will have experience with other local companies who are in your industry.

This also offers an ease of communication allowing you to build a better business relationship with peace of mind knowing your Sydney web design company is just around the corner. 

 

6. Consult with them

To finish off your research in selecting the right Sydney web design company, reach out to our team at Spark Interact for further assistance. We are a full-service web design company in Sydney and we help businesses grow online through developing high-quality websites, apps and marketing ideas for our clients to thrive. We are always happy to chat and answer any questions you may have, please contact us here.

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Tips to Choose a Website Designer

by Mackey Kandarajah on

2e1ax_simplistic_entry_bigstock-One-person-says-Pick-Me-and-st-21804923How to Choose a Website Designer

Choosing a good website designer is not always an easy job. If you post an advertisement requesting quotes for website designing, you will be faced with a flood of interest from website designers. It can be difficult to choose a suitable website designer from a large number of applicants.

Here are some of the tips that will help you to choose an appropriate website designer.

Evaluate experience:

Consider the experience of the applicant. How long has the applicant has been in the field of website designing and how many websites have been developed by him/her? An experienced designer is preferable to a novice website designer as they know very well how to design a good website.

 

See whether they follow the instructions:

Notice whether the potential candidate has followed your instruction while putting forward the quote. Some website designers put forward the same form quotation to all potential clients without paying attention to individual needs. Such candidates should be rejected straight away. It’s a waste of time to deal with candidates who cannot (or will not) follow your instructions.

Look at portfolios:

Have a glance at the portfolio of websites designed by the potential candidates. This will give you some idea of the skills of the designer. Regardless of whether you are designing a website yourself or hiring a pro, this will also give you an understanding of good website design. You can shortlist the candidates whose portfolio is similar to the type of website design you want for yourself. Select some candidates who have the best portfolios.

Get references:

Gather references of selected candidates from the previous clients as it is sometimes not possible to have an idea what they have done by looking at their portfolio. Previous clients can provide important information. They can tell you:

  • Whether the deadlines were met?
  • Whether all instructions were followed?
  • Whether suggestions were welcomed?
  • Whether the concept was provided by the designer or was it the client’s concept?

Is the designer approachable and professional?

Check out whether the web designer used a generic quote or did they contact you for further information? Do they use jargon or talk to you in clear understandable way? Was their tone professional? Consider these factors before choosing any candidate.

Read the terms and conditions:

Before proceeding to finalising the website designer, you should carefully read the terms and conditions of the potential candidate. Following are some of the important questions that you should keep in your mind:

  • Will there be any hidden costs?
  • Does the design fee include updates and maintenance?
  • Will a copy of source files be provided to you?
  • Who will be the owner of the source code?
  • Will the files have a back-up?

After your thorough research, short list the top three candidates for yourself. Talk to them and gain some useful insights. Make your final decision and choose one of the most suitable candidates from this top three.

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