What if I told you that great web design is more important now than it has been in the past? While web marketing may have moved into a more content oriented world, writes Forbes, web design continues to be important for framing that content. In other words, great web design can either make a great piece of content look even better or make good content look like it was written by a kindergartner.
Using a professional web designer can help you avoid this problem altogether. Unfortunately, with more than 200,000 people employed in the web design industry, being able to tell the good from the bad is often easier said than done. With these tips, you can narrow down your search for a web designer, ensuring your company only benefits from being online.
How to Find a Great Web Designer Who Can Update Your Woefully Lacking Website
- Immediately Throw out Any Proposals from Those Who Can’t Read
- Treat Professional Web Developers and Web Designers with Respect
- Find a Local Website Design Specialist
For About.com, the easiest way to narrow down your search for a great web designer is to immediately throw out any proposals from those who didn’t bother reading your request for a designer. Many designers simply send out the same old application package again and again, never bothering to check whether or not they’re meeting a potential employer’s standards. Weed these ones out immediately.
Too many businesses make the mistake of trying to tell web designers their business. Of course, if business owners knew how to build a great website, they wouldn’t need to hire a designer. As DIY Themes, a popular online web design community, writes, you need to show each potential hire respect when interviewing them. Don’t say things like, “Oh, I bet I could do that.” The best designers don’t need your business, and they don’t have to take your arrogance, either.
Communication between your company and your designer will be crucial to getting what you want out of your new webpage. That’s why you should look for a designer who lives in your local area, or, at the very least, lives in the same timezone as you. This way you don’t have to worry about limited hours within which you can communicate each day.
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