It can be hard to know if you are making the right decision when it comes to hiring a website design agency for your next project. Whether you have experience in design or you are completely new to the process, picking an agency to work on your website design can be difficult. You may have narrowed the choice down to some agencies that all have good portfolios, good proposals, and good staff. But how do you make the final choice?
First, consider the basics. Look at how the agency is going to handle the project, their timeline, and their work ethic. Look at the cost. Look at the technology involved and the platforms. Then, look at these five lesser-discussed tips to help make your final choice.
Find Out Exactly What You’re Getting
It’s time to get specific. Look into exactly what you will be getting for your money. What is the budget going towards and what formats will design elements be in. Will you need to pay more for extras further down the line? Will you be able to increase your demands if you need to, as the project progresses? For instance, Flashbang Website Design proposals always include details on exactly what is covered, and any issues that arise from initial proposals can be considered and adjusted before the project gets underway.
Know Where Images Come From
No one wants to end up with a website full of images that infringe copyright. You need to know that images and fonts are licensed and that there are no restrictions on how you can use these images, in other projects or on the website itself.
Get Help on Content Creation?
If you are getting design help for your website, do you also need content creation expertise? A website will work adequately with good design alone, but there needs to be some content that expresses your brand, communicates your ideas and allows your website to be fully utilised by the public. Discuss whether a copywriter will be involved in the project.
Find Out Who Will Work on the Project
Do you know exactly who will take the day to day responsibility for your project, and who will be in control of overall strategy? Do you have key contact people who will be available if you have questions? It is a good idea to have a stable team in place so you know who is working on your project and so you can be sure that you get good continuity. When you meet with an agency to discuss hiring them, you will probably meet with senior members of the team, but these people may not end up working on your project.
Consider All Your Options
Before you make a final decision, weigh up all your options. Look at whether you could use a large agency or a small agency. Look at different budgets and see what comes with each package – the cheapest may not be overall the best value.