Some website designers will stick to a certain niche, whereas others may focus on a wide range of niches.
It is not always essential that a designer has worked in your niche, but it can help. If they have not worked in your niche before, ask to see examples of previous websites. You can tell a lot about a designer's skills by the websites they have designed for previous clients, and this can help you with your decision.
At CSI Media, our website designers have designed sites in a wide range of industries, and we will always be happy to show you examples of our work.
You do not want to go to all the trouble of launching a new website only to find that people using mobile devices cannot view it properly.
More people are now browsing the web from smartphones and tablets. If your site is not designed for mobiles, visitors will quickly lose interest and leave.
At CSI Media, we use responsive design to ensure anyone can view your site on any device, so you don't have to worry about them leaving your site because they cannot engage with the content properly.
Having a beautiful website is great, but you will probably want to make changes to in on a regular basis. Adding new pages and blogs is important for your SEO (you can read more about this at Moz) and you do not want to have to go running to your designer every time you want to make any changes.
Many websites are now built on a content management system (CMS) such as WordPress or Umbraco. This makes it easy for you to make any changes you need without needing the help of your designer, allowing you to save time and money.
Many designers go beyond providing web design services these days. You may find that your designer is able to offer internet marketing services like SEO and PPC after the launch of your website, and this may be useful for you.
Launching a website is just the start of the process. If you would like help to market your site and ensure it is more visible online, try to find a designer who can help you with both the design and marketing.
When you choose a designer for your website, choosing the right person for the job is not always an easy decision. There are so many designers to choose from, and sometimes it can be difficult to work out who is the best one to work on your website.
Here are four questions that you can ask a potential designer to help you work out whether you should be hiring them or someone else.
These are just four of the questions that you could ask a potential designer when deciding whether to hire them for the job or not. However, always feel free to ask as many questions as you want to. A good designer will be happy to answer them, and then you will be closer to finding a suitable designer to work on your website.