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Choosing the right web design agency for your business can be tricky. The internet is bursting with web designers from all over the world that range from startup one-man-bands to established award-winning agencies. A simple Google search throws up a whopping 1.8 million results for “web designer” alone! Do you go with the established and reliable agencies, or take the risk on a newer designer with fresher ideas? How do you know which partner will get the results you’re looking for?

Fear not, here are 5 tips to help you choose the right web designer.


The first thing you need to do is decide what your business needs are. Do you need an ecommerce site? Do you want to allow online bookings? How many pages do you need? If you have lots of products, how would you like to organise them? etc. etc. You can do some competitor benchmarking for inspiration or look at similar businesses. This may seem a little daunting, but don’t worry, a good web design agency will help you through this process as getting the brief right from the get-go will ultimately save money and get you better results.


Before you start approaching web designers, it’s important to establish a bit of a budget so you know what you can afford. As we mentioned before, there’s a lot of choice and pricing can vary significantly. Given the bespoke nature of web design, many designers won’t publish pricing on their sites, so you will need to approach them with an outline of your initial requirements to get a cost indication. If you get a price that is out of your range, you can always discuss how to scale back your project to get a more achievable price point. It’s important to manage your expectations though and bear in mind the Good Fast Cheap principle. Even the best web designers will only be able to deliver on 2 of these aspects in one project, so decide on your priorities.


Most professional designers will have a web design portfolio of previous work on their websites, so you can browse and see if you like their work. Look out for ideas or approaches that you like and see if you recognise any of the brands/businesses featured. Click through and browse around the previous client’s site to see how it feels as a user too.

A good web designer will build a site that’s tailored to your brand requirements, so look for variety in their designs. If everything looks same-same, then you’ll get the same-same too.

And keep your eyes peeled for concrete results. Web design agencies with a proven track record may publish facts and figures to show how their designs have boosted previous clients’ businesses e.g. increases in visitor numbers, reduced bounce rates, improved load times, increases in sales and even return on investment.


Look for reviews and testimonials from previous clients as most established designers will have these. And it’s better to consult independent sites like Google My Business and other review sites because simple quotations on a web page can easily be faked. Also, research the clients’ names to check they are legitimate businesses and take a look at their website while you’re there. You can always check out the web designer’s social media profiles as well for star ratings, comments, etc. As a completely open forum, social media can give you an insight into how a business is perceived.


All web designers know how to make an attractive design, but not all will have the skills and experience to consider the overall bigger picture. Your website is the pinnacle of all your online marketing (and even sometimes your offline marketing too). Your site needs to work together with multiple elements from search engines to social media to ultimately drive sales. So it’s important to look for a web designer that has a strong understanding of the overall process, and one that can support your business online – not simply build a website.


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