Website Design Hartford, CT
Over the past few years, many new businesses have opened up in Hartford,CT. The website designer you choose will help to play an important role in the eventual success of your company. As you may already know, consumers often base their final decision on whether to do business with a company by how easy that company’s website is easy to navigate. The easier it is the more likely the visitor is to take action (buy, call, email, subscribe or signup). If you own a business in Hartford, CT and you’re in the market for a new website designer, here are few important things to consider first.
Make sure your prospective web designer is up to industry standards when it comes to web design and development. A designer should be able to create a website that is aesthetically pleasing to mobile users (mobile-friendly) as well as desktop users.
If you’re hiring a design team, find out who will be designing your website. Is there an experienced web design team in place or is it a one man/woman operation?
A well-structured team should consist of the following components:
- Project manager
- Web designer to design the interface
- Web developer to code the website
- Online marketing consultant
Custom Design or Templates
A custom built website is built from scratch. The main advantage of a custom built website is that your site will stand out from your competitors – this is important for branding. With a template, there could be hundreds of other websites with a similar design. If your desire is to have a custom built website, make sure you confirm that your website will be built as such. There have been many instances where a consumer expected to have a custom built website only to discover (at the last minute) that the designer used a template instead of building a website from the ground floor up.
Another important aspect of web design is graphic design.
• Does your prospective web design company provide custom graphic design services?
• Graphic design plays a very important role in your company’s brand image.
• A good graphic designer will create a design that will set you apart from your competition.
At Wieting Design, all our websites are custom designed and developed in Wordpress. Take a look
Does your web designer fit into your company’s culture? Does he/she have the same beliefs, values and attitude? A good web designer in Hartford, CT will consider your needs as well as the needs of your web users. He/she will also possess good business acumen and good customer service. Most of all, a good designer is a good listener – this is an important part of business etiquette and helps to ensure the end result is exactly what you originally had in mind.
Make sure you do a little research before making a final decision on who to hire. Browse through at least 2-3 website designs. Compare the designer’s work and the services he/she provides. It is also a good idea to test out, from your wireless phone or tablet, the websites they have created, to make sure their designs are mobile-friendly and what you have in mind for the look and feel of your website.
Every web designer has his/her own unique level of creativity – no two designers are alike. Before hiring a designer make sure you review his/her portfolio. Ask for examples of websites that they have designed that are similar to the type of website you would like to have built. An experienced designer should be able to send you verifiable links to websites he/she has previously created.
Once your website is complete, the next important step is to drive traffic to your website. Most web design companies provide both web design and online marketing under one umbrella. For example, at Wieting Design, we provide web design, graphic design and a variety of marketing services that range from SEO to social media marketing and more. View our additional online marketing services.
Consumers tend to base their buying decisions on two things: word-of-mouth and online reviews. If the web designer has a number of negative reviews, consider that a warning sign to potentially avoid him/her. Make sure you read the company’s reviews before making your final decision. If you know other businesses in Hartford, CT who used a web designer, ask them for a referral.
Last but not least, make sure you get a ‘signed’ contract/agreement from the web designer prior to starting a project. Often times, many business owners are so anxious to get a website up and running, that they will sign the contract without getting a copy of the designer’s signature. Also, don’t forget to ask for a project schedule to help you stay on top of the progress being made on the development of your new website.
Give us a call or stop by and check out our website design work, graphic design work and our branding, we would love to hear from you!
Website Design Hartford, CT