What to consider when getting a web design quote

13

May

2013

Luke Wakefield
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By Luke Wakefield   

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Getting a web design quote? Here are several things you need to be sure of before approaching a web design company.

When getting a quote for a new website, you need to have a clear idea about what you need. What do you want your website to do for you? How big do you need it to be? How much control would you like over the finished product?

Before heading out to get an idea on costs, consider these elements to ensure that the design quote you receive is as transparent as possible. 

How big?

From a three-page brochureware site to an all-singing, all-dancing interactive site with multiple levels, there are a thousand stages in between.

You need to work out exactly what you want your website to do for you. For example, do you simply want to display a bit of information about you and then provide your contact details? Or do you need a site with countless pages, interactivity and intelligent navigation? This will have a large impact on the kind of web design quote you can expect to receive.

It's a good idea to brainstorm a map of your website before asking for a quote. 

Functionality

You also need to decide what you need your site to be able to do. Do you need web forms with auto responders that can field enquiries on your behalf? Do you want a news or blog feature so you can regularly communicate with your customers?

Most importantly, do you want a content management system (CMS) behind your website? Having a CMS means you can update, add and remove information on your website, giving you full control once the site has been built.

Bespoke or package?

When asking for a free web design quote, you'll have two main choices: do you want a packaged option that contains everything you need or would you like a more tailored solution?

Most people opt for web design packages, simply because they're more cost effective. They're usually built with most companies' needs in mind and contain everything an SME might need from their web presence. Because they're so intuitively built, they can save a lot of time and plenty of money.

However, if your needs are a little more complicated, you may well need a bespoke design service. It'll cost a little more but it's worth it to receive something that ticks all the boxes.

So there you have it. As long as you've considered the elements above, you'll be well prepared for getting a transparent web design quote. Happy shopping!


About the Author.

Luke Wakefield


Hi, I’m Luke and I work closely with new and potential clients to ensure we understand exactly what’s required or advise on how best to solve any current issues. With both an Engineering and Design background I enjoy problem solving and planning out sites that then become a reality. It’s extremely rewarding to see ideas come to life and know that we’ve made it happen. I also manage much of the growth and development of the business and find that my experience in overcoming our own challenges allows me to relate extremely well with existing and potential clients.

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