Being a leading web design company that specializes in innovative custom web design and custom web development, we are very particular when evaluating new projects and clients. In fact, we are often contacted about projects that are not a good fit for us. So for all of you who are interested in working with us but are not a good match for our web design company, I feel it is our responsibility to help you the best we can achieve your web design project, regardless of whether or not you end up working with our web design team.
If you are looking around for a good web design company to work with, below are the top 4 questions you should ask:
- Does the web design firm do all of their work in-house (i.e. no outsourcing). This is very important as it makes a big difference for the quality of the work as well as communicating ideas and feedback directly to the web designers working on the project, and making sure the project doesn’t linger. It is extremely difficult to find a good web design company in New York that doesn’t outsource some or most of their work. Also most web design firms (or even freelance web designers for that matter) are not entirely honest and up-front when it comes to disclosing the source of their design and code.
- How many web designers and web developers work on-site at the web design company? What are their respective areas of expertise? It is important to understand that most web design projects involve a wide array of fields both in the technical, creative, and strategical aspect. Rarely will you be able to find all the skills you need under one roof – for example, SEO is a field that can be particularly tricky.
- Do they work with open source technologies? This is a major point for any web project. Proprietary technologies, systems, or platforms are a very bad idea when it comes to web design and web development projects.
- What is their fee structure? This depends on what you feel the most comfortable working with – hourly rates, fixed price for the project, payment based on deliverables, etc… I think a creative project must have a flexible payment structure but there are pros and cons with all payment methods.
I hope this is helpful!