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The Four Characteristics of a Great Web Design Agency

So you are on the hunt for a first-rate agency to take on your web project? Before you hire a firm or an individual, it is important that you know what to look for, so that you don’t end up disappointed. You are in luck though, as there are many options nowadays when it comes to web design projects. But not every web designer can give you a satisfactory experience; there are a few things you must keep in mind when choosing one.

Check out these 4 essential elements of a decent web studio.

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The firm’s portfolio should be the first thing you’re interested in, as the client. Sure, the agency might have a stunning website and use the best copywriting, but evidence of their competence can only be found in their portfolio. For every work presented in the portfolio, there should be a live link to the client’s website. Avoid rushing through this step, and be on the lookout for a project that strikes a chord with yours.
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You can tell a portfolio is good by the array of skills on display. Is the agency up to date with the latest web design trends and standards? Does it employ actual programmers, or all its websites are built on a CMS like WordPress? It might help to look through the ‘Team’ page to see the range of design/programming skills the company boasts of.

Additional services

The modern Essex web studio should be able to handle the SEO and online marketing needs of your site, besides design and coding. Remember that having a website is not enough to get you business. As it turns out in current times, without these additional services, a web agency’s services may be considered limited.

Assess professionalism

As with any other hiring decision, you want to avoid an unprofessional designer/studio and get a negative experience. The first thing you should take note of is their style of communication. Are they taking time to understand your needs, or are they just trying to rush you through the process, to earn a quick buck? On timelines–is there some kind of a workflow process designed, to ensure clients’ project can be finished in time? Do they have a support line you can reach them through during business hours? You should probably just look elsewhere if an agency falls short in such questions.

Fair prices

We consider pricing in nearly every service we hire, and you may be surprised to see how vastly different prices offered by two website design firms can be. It’s not however advisable to always go for the cheapest service provider. By all means, compare the pricing among several firms in your area, but don’t compromise on standards.