You have realised that you need a web design expert to help you with the creation of your website. Furthermore, because you want the look and feel of your site to represent your company image and you want it to be easy to navigate and accessible on every device with internet access capabilities. But, how do you know that you’ve chosen the right web designer for the job?
Well, if you have chosen web design professionals like WSI OMS, all of the above are a given. However, if you haven’t yet managed to get that far, here are the questions to ask and the answers you should get:
Question 1: On what platform will the website be created?
Answer: HTML 5 – Don’t settle for HTML 4 or CSS, because if you do your website will be flash based and Google doesn’t like flash based websites and neither do smartphones and a lot of other devices. What this means is that a lot of content on your site will not be accessible.
Question 2: Will my website be designed using responsive web design?
Answer: Yes – If the answer is no, your website won’t automatically adjust to the screen size of the device it is being accessed on, and will therefore be harder to navigate if accessed on devices such as smartphones.
Question 3: Can you create the look of my site from scratch or are there templates I have to choose from?
Answer: We can give your site the look and feel you want – If you have to choose from given templates, chances are good that there will be hundreds of websites out there who have the exact same basic look.
Question 4: Will usability tests be conducted before my site gets launched?
Answer: Yes – This is important because this is the only way to make sure your site is user friendly without causing harm to your reputation.