Things to consider when hiring a web design agency

02 May 2022

If you are looking for a web designer in your area then starting off by googling ‘web designers near me’ will most likely return a whole list of results, and is a always great place to start. But how do you know which of these web design agencies are trustworthy and give high-quality results? Choosing the right web designers for the job is going to be crucial in getting what you need. Building a good working relationship is important and you need to find web designers you can rely on. Here are a few key questions to ask when looking for the right web design agency for you.   

What does their website look like? 

Needless to say, a badly designed website from a website design agency is the biggest sign that this is not going to be the best web designer for you. When you find a company you like the look of, take a look at various pages of their website; are they easy to navigate? Is the look and feel modern and well laid out? Is their website user-friendly, fast to load, well written, and informative? You’ll soon know if you don't get a good feel from their website and this will speak volumes when making your choice in your hunt for a new web designer. 

Who are their clients? 

Take a look at the clients they have worked with and visit those websites to get a feel for the type of work they produce. It can be helpful to use a web design agency who have clients in your sector as you’ll know they serve a similar (if not the same) target audience. Although not a necessity, this is a consideration.  What do their clients say about them? Most good web designers will have a whole list of testimonials from happy clients. Take a look at their Google Business Listing or ask to see references if you can't find reviews. 

What software do they build websites in?

If you have an existing website that you are looking to get updates or maintenance on, you’ll need to check if the agency is able to build your preferred content management system. Whether it’s Wordpress or Joomla, you need to know they are experts in that particular platform. To have your website completely re-built just to support a new CMS may be unnecessary, costly, and time-consuming. 

How quickly can they work?

If you have a timescale in mind for your website build, you need to know the web developers working on your project are able to commit to this. Be upfront about your timing expectations and ask them to be realistic and honest about their current workflow and how your project will be accommodated. Find out who within the company you'll be dealing with, are they personable and friendly? Above all do you feel you can trust them to deliver? First impressions count and if you don't get a good feeling about a web design agency then they probably aren't the ones for you. 

Midwinter Web Design are based in Swindon Wiltshire and work with local clients as well as companies from all around the UK. We’re confident that our happy clients, 18+ years’ worth of experience and our ability to build in a multitude of platforms makes us the right choice for your website build. Take a look at our portfolio or contact us to find out more about our range of services.


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