8 Questions to Ask Your Web Designer

Monday, December 14th, 2020

Web design specialists are responsible for creating, designing, and maintaining websites for businesses and individuals.

A web designer is usually responsible for creating the design and layout of a website or web pages, It could be brand new website or updating an existing one. Web Developers take a website design and make it a functioning website, using HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP and other coding and programming languages to accomplish the goal.

Revotion utilise skills in website design and development to create your perfect website. Your business needs and overall budget will determine if the site will be template based website or custom built.

8 Questions for your Web Design Specialist

Websites come in many different forms with different functionality so asking the proper questions from the beginning is important.

If you’re planning to start your own website, the questions below will help you along the way. One area to focus on in particular is the ongoing domain and hosting costs, this is often hidden from the advertised website price, so be careful.

  1. On what platform will you build my website on?

    Most professional level websites will be custom built to a bespoke website design, these websites can be integrated with WordPress.org or standalone websites. Most clients opt for a WordPress installation to enable them to update their own website.

    If you have a WordPress shopping website then it should include WooCommerce. Other options such as Wix or Shopify don’t offer the same level of customisation and aren’t great with SEO.

  2. Do you arrange domain name and hosting?

    Ask if this is included in the website design quote, if not how much is it?

  3. How easy is it to update my website?

    How easy will it be to add new pages, new profducts and services. If it requires specialist knowledge, do you get any training.

  4. Are there any ongoing costs or website fees?

    Check if you have to pay any ongoing fee’s such as website maintenance or hosting fees.

  5. Will my site be optimised for search engines?

    A well built website should be optimised for search engines in the form of on-page SEO.

  6. Will the website be mobile responsive?

    Having a mobile-friendly website is essential and is now a Google ranking factor.

  7. Do you provide content and images?

    Usually the content is down to the client, unless copywriting has been quoted. Images on the other hand can vary, you may be a large company with an existing brand related image library, most WordPress themes come with their own images. There will usually be a charge for the designer to source images for you.

  8. Who owns the website once completed?

    Check that you receive full ownership of the website with admin rights, and have access to your web hosting account. Some website builders own your website and you pay them a monthly fee – what happens if you wanted to host your website with another web hosting company?

Talk to Your Web Design Specialist

A good web design agency will always look at your business and it’s goals and create a website to match, ensuring you are not paying for something you don’t need. Visit our Website Design & Development page for more information. If you are interested in discussing your options, get in touch with us and we will be happy to help.