Your company website is often the first point of contact between your business and customer. If your website doesn’t impress them or load too slow, they’ll move on to your competitors.
Selecting a reliable, professional web designer is more important than you might think and below are some warning signs you should look out for.
- The quote is really cheap
Everyone is trying to save a few rands here and there for obvious reasons. And while not all web developers charge an arm and a leg, if the price looks too good to be true, it probably is. Before you sign on the dotted line, make sure you and your potential designer are on the same page as to what it is you want.
- They don’t offer additional services like online marketing
A website, no matter how exceptional or functional, means absolutely nothing if no one can find it on the internet. In order to get visitors to your website, you need some sort of a marketing strategy. A credible web developer will offer additional services like copywriting and social media marketing.
- They don’t ask you enough questions
It is your website after all and if your designer doesn’t ask questions about the look and feel or the functionalities you want, they’re not doing their job right.
- They don’t keep you up to date with the progress
No website is designed in a day or two. Depending on the size and functionalities – such as an online shop – it can take weeks, even months to complete. Not being updated on the progress, on a regular basis, signals that you might have picked the wrong designer for your website.
- Their primary concern is the design
The design is an important part of any website but there is so much more to it. It needs to have the right functions, be user-friendly, be responsive and load quickly.
If you’re looking for a credible web developer for your custom website design in Johannesburg or Cape Town, you’ve found us. The team here at Netgen are skilled professionals with ample experience. We also offer additional services to help you drive visitors to your website. Get in touch with us for a quote today.