When you have worked hard to create and develop your own business and you have decided it is now time for you to grow your online presence, expand your reach and build your brand online. The first step is to get a website for your business.
So where do you begin the process of getting your business’ website online?
Unless you work in the Web Design and Web development industry yourself, the first step in the Web Design and Web Development process is to seek out a Web Design agency and get a quote from them to develop a website that you have envisioned.
How do I go about getting a Web Design quote?
Getting a web design quote is easy, the hardest part is finding the best Web Design agency for you. What you want from a Web Design and Web Development agency is a company who would work with you to create your business website. Working within your budget and to your specifications to ensure your bespoke website is fully functional and representative of your brand.
Whilst your budget is ultimately the deciding factor when choosing a Web Design agency, there are a number of aspects that must be considered when choosing the right agency for you. These include, is website maintenance and management or support included in the quote? Will your website be fully functional and bespoke with responsive web design? Often cheaper quotes will not allow for these factors and this could end up causing you more trouble and costing you more money overall. You need a full stack Web Development agency you can rely on that you can trust to create your design and also support you and offer guidance if you encounter a problem on your website. Other factors to consider when making your decision are.
Will the Website be bespoke?
This is a very important question to ask, in this current climate there is immense competition across all business sectors. Having an online presence is essential. However, now it is even more important to stand out from your competitors. Therefore you need to ensure that you weed out any Web Design agencies who simply use templates when developing Web Sites. Ensuring that your website will have its own unique Web Design, functionality and is exclusive to your business.
What Platform will be used?
It’s important that you have an understanding and grasp of what CMS (Content Management System) your website will be developed on such as WordPress, Drupal etc. Understanding what platform your website will be designed and developed on is necessary because at the end of the project once the site has been designed, developed and is live you will take control of the site, therefore you will need to be familiar with the CMS in order to make changes, upload and edit content. Here at 2Cubed we offer website training, on zoom or in the office. This hour-long session will help you develop a better understanding of the back end of your website and how to manage it, it also provides an opportunity for you to ask us any questions or voice any queries about how to manage your website.
What projects has the company worked on before, portfolio?
Does the company have a portfolio of their previous work? If so, make sure to check out some of these websites. Check their portfolio of other sites in your field that have been developed by the agency. Some Web Development Agencies specialise in certain sectors and certain aspects of Web Design and Development. Make sure that your chosen agency has some good examples for Web Design and Web Development in your industry. By looking at how they are designed and their functionality you will get a good insight into what your website will end up being like when fully designed and developed.
In order to find the right Web Development agency for your project you must consider their portfolio, customer testimonials and of course the quote price. By asking yourself the above questions you can minimise the risk of making a bad choice and enhance your chances of working with a trusted agency that will maximise the potential of your brand.
2Cubed are an Award Winning Website Design Company in Ireland. 2Cubed provide a range of online services for small and medium enterprises including Web Design, Web Development, and eCommerce Website Design. We offer well-designed and appointed websites for all levels of business. 2Cubed Web Design also helps monitor and assist your progress post-launch, so that you’re given every chance of growing your website or application into a booming online business.Please click on the link below to get a web design quote.