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How to Get the Best Deal from Your Web Designer

Luke Wakefield - Wednesday, October 16, 2013

How to Get the Best Deal from Your Web Designer. Choosing a web designer is a big step for any business owner. Your website is a portal that gives prospective customers an insight into your brand identity. It is vital that you get a website that reflects your brand identity and philosophy. If you're looking for web design quotes, consider the following when talking to potential designers.

What Type of Website Do You Want?

At WYSI, we provide a full range of website designs, from small 'brochureware' sites and blogs to much more complex online stores, to portals, database-driven sites and web applications. The coding framework (Siteglide) that we use is extensible, so you are not stuck with one kind of design forever, but it is much easier to design an attractive and functional website if you have a clear idea of what you want it to do from day one.

How Will You Use the Website?

If you plan on updating your website regularly, you will need either a good content management system (CMS) or a database-driven site. If you want more than one person at your company to have the ability to post content to the site, then you will need to use a CMS that supports multiple users with different access levels.

Are You Marketing Globally or Locally?

SEO tactics for international markets and local ones require slightly different techniques. In addition, if you're selling products to an international audience, you will need a shopping cart that can handle foreign shipping addresses and probably multiple currencies as well.

What Do You Want Your Site to Look Like?

Do you have a colour scheme, layout or logo design in mind? If you do, can you provide your web designer with high-quality images, or will they need to draw up the logo themselves based on a photograph or a hand-drawn sketch? The more information and resources you can share with your web designer, the better.

Before you start shopping for web design quotes, prepare a list that includes your answers to these questions. Remember that your web designer wants to give you the best service they possibly can and the more information you give them, the easier their job will be. At WYSI, we are committed to providing attractive, robust and feature-rich websites and we will always work with our clients to create the best designs possible. We can show you what options are available to you, but it is your feedback and ideas that make the design match your business.

This is particularly relevant for businesses opting for our competitively priced website packages; a range of excellent business websites which represent outstanding value. By removing the bespoke process from the offering and focussing on the essential requirements of the website, WYSI are able to reduce the build costs dramatically. We still offer a fully bespoke design and build service, but most businesses prefer to save the difference and put this towards marketing and promotion. With prices starting at just £750 (+VAT), there's little wonder our Business Website Packages are so popular.

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