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How to Choose the Right Web Design Company out of the Best Web Design Companies
How do you choose the best web design company for your website design project when there are so many to choose from? We’ve answered many of the common questions we get regarding helping both small businesses and large enterprises make the right decision from all the web design firms out there.
Should your marketing firm handle your web design and development?
It depends on the specialty of your marketing firm. Many marketing firms specialize in branding and engaging customers with creative ads and messaging, but can often send your web design and development project to a 3rd party, which may be an offshore company. WAS handles the entirety of marketing your brand and the full completion of your web design project in-house so that you end up with the best result.
What strategy should I use to select the right web design company or web designer to design my website?
We always recommend looking at web design companies’ portfolios to make the best determination. Do the styles of the web designs you see align with your vision? Does the web design company you’re considering have a diversity of work that would indicate they can handle the individual vision you have for your website project? If you’re in a specific industry, often it can make sense to work with a web design company that specializes in your industry and who might have a little less diverse web design portfolio, but have more specialty in understanding your industry. With specialization can come opportunities to assist you with all aspects of digital marketing, including SEO, social media, and paid search advertising.
How many web designers are out there?
Every time a web design company opens up, an angel gets its wings. It happens less frequently than the bell ringing, but you get the idea. There are a lot of web design companies out there to choose from, all promising great results. Our recommendation is to look beyond the portfolios and check out the things that are hard to replicate, like a great review reputation and lots of web design client testimonials.
Essentially, a top web design firm like Web App Studios is the market leader when it comes to being compared to its peers in the web design and web development space. Anyone can start a web design company, but the companies that rise to the top are companies like High-Level Marketing, whose work consistently rises to the top. The top web design firms are able to start with the right strategy for your business and build from there with expert graphic design, search engine optimization consideration, a focus on user experience and lead conversion, and ways to maximize your social media marketing.
Are there a difference between a marketing agency, a web designer, and a web design company?
Yes. Often, a company will specialize in marketing, but not in the technicalities that come with the best web design services. On the flip side, many web design companies can help you achieve your website vision but lack the comprehensive digital strategy to ensure people actually get to your website. It’s the search engine optimization component of your digital strategy that the right digital marketing company will help pull all together. A freelance web designer is primarily concerned with your website and is unlikely to be able to provide a digital marketing strategy.
Could a full-service digital marketing company be a good choice when comparing web design companies?
Absolutely. Rarely does someone only want a website design without consideration of how their new website is going to perform for their business? Additionally, a full-service digital marketing company can provide insight into what marketing tactics you’re using are working or not working. In many cases, you may not need a new website design, but rather more emphasis on SEO or simply a great paid search campaign to deliver more leads. If you look at your website to help you generate sales, be sure to always get an opinion from a full-service digital marketing company to best understand your options.
Should I consider my social media campaigns or any other marketing campaigns while comparing different web design companies?
Many social media visitors will eventually get to your website to check out your brand and you want to make sure you’re ready. Often, before making an online purchase decision, whether you’ve invested in e-commerce development or not, the consumer wants to know a little about the company they’re potentially going to do business with.
Should I hire a web designer or a web design company?
Especially if you’re considering any amount of e-commerce development, you want to go with a web design company. Typically, a web design company or a web designer will come with larger support staff for the lifetime of your business. We see web designers come and go and often the business owner is left searching for another web designer to pick up the pieces. When you hire an expert web design and web development company, it comes with the assurance that, even if one person is no longer available, your business will still be taken care of.
Maximizing user experience for the best web design
When it comes to optimizing your user experience for the best web design, it’s rarely about adjusting one or two glaring items, but most often it’s about achieving the full cycle from a visitor landing on your website to lead conversion. The best web design agencies understand the right questions to ask you about your business and how to apply that insight into your user experience strategy. The difference between a web design that performs how you want it and a web design that merely looks pretty all comes down to the user’s experience. Items like how easy your website is to use on a mobile device and how fast your website loads. How easy is it to read the text on your website, and is it clear to the user what they should do to progress through the user experience you’ve created for them?
Search engine optimization and web design complement each other
Web design and search engine optimization don’t have to be at odds with one another. In fact, the best web design companies get them to work together seamlessly. As equally important the user interface (UX-UI design) is on your website, is understanding how someone got to your website. The best web design will feel like a continuation of someone’s search. Your webpage should address right away the topic someone is searching for and help them progress through the user experience you’ve laid out as part of your web design strategy.
What’s the difference between web designers and web developers?
Web designers typically focus on the user experience (UX-UI design). The colors, the layout, the spacing of words, and the selection of images for your web design. This step is science, taking into consideration the psychology of how we perceive colors, establishing brand consistency, and, at the end of the day, making the whole experience of your web design feel easy to your potential customer. Web design development is completed by a web development team or individual web developer who takes the layout concepts for your web design and turns them into code. Ideally, the code created in the web development process is created so that your website is responsive. This end product is often referred to as responsive website development and is the process by which your website is coded to work on all devices, including tablets and mobile phones. In this way, your website “responds” to whatever the size of the device someone is accessing your website on is.
How much time does it take a web design company to deliver a website design and complete the web design development?
The website design phase typically takes no more than 2-3 weeks, which includes the content development needed for the layout. Once the web design is completed and approved by you, the project can move into the web development phase. In the web development phase, the project can take one week to several weeks, depending on the complexity of your website.
What’s the best web design to work with a social media campaign?
Usually, web design consists of very focused messaging and directing the user exactly which steps to take next the best. When someone clicks an ad from social media they’re typically on a mobile device and most often are not in a “research” position willing to invest very much time. The simpler your web design the better opportunity you have to convert from a social media campaign.
How much does a project manager help with my website design and/or my web development?
A project manager for your web design and/or web development project is essential. The right project manager will help educate and guide you to make the best decisions for your web design project. At WAS, we hire only experienced project managers who have guided several customers through the creative and web design process. A great web design team will help to best set you up for ongoing content marketing, additional digital strategy, and ongoing search engine optimization.
How long does web development take?
Web development timelines almost always depend on the complexity of the web development project. Think of the complexity of web development like building a new house. Your web design, like a potential new home’s design, may have advanced features that necessitate more focus, attention, and testing to ensure that your web design is realized as intended.
I believe my web design project is complicated; how can I determine how difficult the web development will be?
Typically, in the web design process, when creating something custom, the project begins with a wireframe and a scope of work. The wireframe stage is when the complexity can be determined and the amount of effort required to achieve the web design and web development work can be estimated. We recommend always leaving room for a 15-20% overage in the web development phase as ideas change and new features get requested. Just like a home remodeling project, sometimes there are things you might not have known upfront and don’t get revealed until later in the web development process. Your project size is often determined by how many graphic design components need to be implemented and if there are any e-commerce considerations.
Does offshore web development work?
All web development at WAS is performed in-house to maintain the highest level of quality. Many web design companies use offshore web development, but often the quality is not at the level desired. You end up taking more time and spending more money on all the changes required to achieve the original vision of your web design.
Do most top web design companies also do web development?
Yes. Rarely will you find a web design company that does not also complete the web development portion of the project? Most often, if the web design company does not also complete the web development, they have more of a marketing company focus and design the vision for another website development company to implement it. At WAS, we work to deliver the highest quality products the fastest.
Do great marketing firms focus more on web design or on web development as their agency strategy?
Web design agencies that focus on e-commerce development typically focus a lot on the web development aspect because there are a lot of business operations to consider. For many of the best web design firms, their focus is on generating leads for businesses and they will focus more on web design. At WAS, our team is large enough to have specialists in all aspects of digital marketing strategy and execution to deliver the best results.
Do web design agencies work with others for web development?
It may vary depending on the web design agency, but they usually handle content marketing, graphic design, search engine optimization, digital strategy, and web design and development internally. WAS is a web design agency specializing in delivering all aspects of websites designed to generate sales leads for many industries.