How To Choose a Web Designer

[Update 12/7/14]

Choosing the right web designer from the beginning can save you a lot of money and headaches. It’s easy to choose wrong if you don’t have the inside track on web design. Here are some guidelines.

The Right Web Designer for You…

  1. Is easy to work with, as proven by references.
  2. Uses responsive design so it looks good on mobile devices too.
  3. Offers a content management system (CMS) such as WordPress, so that you can edit your own website content.
  4. Has a portfolio of websites that look professional to you, and to a web professional that looks under the hood.
  5. Shows interest and understanding about your particular goals for your website.
  6. Understands how to get results from a website, not just looking pretty. (Look for a web designer who is also a web strategist.)
  7. Knows when to refer to others for services outside their field of expertise (such as graphic design, content writing, video production, and search engine optimization).
  8. Can help you choose qualified graphic designers and experts to complete the website team.

I can help you assess and find the right crew for your particular website project and help you get things moving. Contact me for more information.

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  • Elizabeth White

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