6 Tips to Consider Before Hiring a Website Design Company

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Hiring the right website design company

Owning and running a small business can be a challenge even in the best of times. Currently, with COVID-19 (coronavirus) still being an active part of our everyday lives, it has likely made maintaining your business even more difficult. But when times get tough, there are ways to give your small business the support (link to previous blog post) it needs to come out on top. There is no better time than now to start redesigning your company website. However, it can be a daunting task trying to find a website design company that can best serve your needs.

Don’t Choose Anyone—Choose the Best

These days, the internet is flooded with people that can offer you website design, but you often get what you pay for. And when it comes to your business and livelihood, you truly can’t compromise on just any company. Taking the time to seek out a quality website design company can lead to a huge return on your investment in the long run. If you are seeking a website design company in Tampa, FL or the surrounding area, there are six key tips you will want to consider before hiring a team on.

Ask to See Their website design Portfolio

Think of hiring  a website design company like buying a car. You wouldn’t want to buy one without a test drive first. So ask to see samples websites that you can visit and click around in to get a feel of how their websites will behave with customers. A reputable website design company will always be excited to show off their portfolio to you. This means they are proud of the work they have done and will likely go to lengths to describe in detail why they made specific choices and what they mean.

Ask for a website Sitemap

A sitemap is essentially the “skeleton” of your website. It lists the navigation of the website and what each page will be. A great website design company will work hard to make your sitemap flow naturally and won’t just mimic what you currently have. By seeing a preliminary sitemap, you’ll have a feel for the direction your website is going to take before design even begins. This allows you to make any changes you feel are necessary without adding extra time to the design and development process.

Find Out if Your Website will be up to technical standards 

Having a responsive website means that it will automatically change and alter itself to match the screen the viewer is using. This means that there will be no problems with your website if someone looks at it from their laptop computer or from their mobile phone. If your website is not responsive, it will look broken if viewed from a smaller or larger device, which turns off potential customers.

Discover What Services They Offer

A quality website design company will often offer additional supplementary services to go along with your new design. These can include search engine optimization (SEO), branding, and copywriting. Find out what additional services you can bundle together and you may be able to get more than just website design done all at once.

See if They try to get to Know You

A good website design company will try to get to know their clients thoroughly before beginning. Often, this means they will schedule a detailed meeting to discover more about you, your industry, branding, and your target audience, among other topics. This is a great time for you to get across just what you want out of your new website and for them to get detailed information about you to fully customize the new design to your business. If they don’t try to get to know you, you’ll likely end up with a pre-made template and generic content.

Ocon Creative Sets the Bar High

When it comes to website design, Ocon Creative is a leader in the Tampa Bay area. With years of marketing and advertising agency experience, our team knows just what is needed to get your business results when it comes to your website and the services that support it. Our team goes to great lengths to truly understand you and your business so we can create the best product for you. Using the latest tools and techniques in the industry, we can create a website for you that will feel and look modern for years to come.

Ocon Creative Can Help With:

  • Website design, development, and updating
  • Search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Online marketing
  • Brand strategy
  • Business identity  
  • Content writing and blogging

6 Tips to Consider Before Hiring a Website Design Company

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