The Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Website Designer
The new year is upon us (Goodbye 2020!) and it’s time to look at your online presence. You’ve determined your website needs an update. A Fresh New Look. That cool new feature that’s trending. A content refresh. So you head on over to Google and search for web designers. There are SO many results. How in the world do you choose?
We’ve put together this article to help you out. Here are the top 5 mistakes to avoid when choosing a website designer.
1. Wrong skill set for the job.
You need to decide exactly what you want to be done to your website, before you begin looking for your designer.
Websites consist of the front-end (what you see) and the back-end (all of the coding, database, etc that makes the website function). It’s important to find a company that will make your site look good and function properly.
2. Not skilled enough to do the job.
That brings us to mistake number two. If your website project involves both web design and development make sure the company you choose is skilled in both areas. Website design and development are two completely different skillsets. It’s rare to find one person equally skilled at both. In most cases, with WordPress, you aren’t going to need a developer unless you are looking for some super fancy functionality. The website builders (we use Elementor) have made creating websites with lots of style and functionality super easy for designers and less expensive for you!