Web Design: Fearing the Web Design Process
The web design process can be daunting, if not downright scary for many business owners and managers in Ireland. First begins the process of identifying a web design agency in Ireland, followed by putting your business identity in the hands of someone who does not fully understand your business. This is an age old problem for many creative professions like graphic design, photography, videography etc. Add the technical side of web design and the fear begins to grow. Below we will explore ways of making the web design process easier to manage and alleviate some of these fears.
Choosing the right Web Design Agency
With so many web design agencies in Dublin today, choosing the right one for your website can be an issue. Most people start with Google and look for terms like “web design Dublin” or “web design Ireland”. This will provide you with much research material. Others will use word of mouth and recommendations, while others will try go it alone and develop their own website. No matter what way you gather your research material, be sure to contact a number of web design agencies to find the right one.
You can start by looking at the web design service providers website, making sure it loads fast, looks well, all the links are working and it works on multiple devices (we call this a responsive website). Then look at the style of the website followed by looking at the style of some of the websites in the web designer’s portfolio. If all is in order, drop them a mail, set up a meeting and get a fully itemized quotation. Continue this process over and over again, until you get at least three quotations and are completely satisfied with your choice. Before you agree to go with any web design agency, ask them for a couple of references. This will not be an issue for the well-established, professional web design agency in Dublin.
Trusting Web Designers with your Business Identity
Now that you have done your homework and decided on a web design agency, it is important that you have as much input into the project as possible. It is vital that this input comes early in the process. Visualize your ideas, think of the structure, what message do you want to portray and when possible identify websites you like or indeed that you do not like. Once you are confident that your views have been taken into consideration, sit back and let the web designer work their creative magic. At this stage you must trust your web designer with your business identity. Agree certain milestones for review and work with the website designer to get it right before moving forward. This is the fun part of web design and when managed correctly can help spur creativity.
The Technical Side of Web Design
While working through the design of your website , the web designer is building the structure. This for me is one of the most important parts of web design. A solid, clean and logical structure is the only way to go. Think of a website in the form of a structural flow chart. The cleaner is looks the easier it will be to navigate for users and for Googles spiders to crawl. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the structure of the web design and check Googles Search Console for errors in the sitemap, redirects, and blocked URLs.
We at BigNet Design would be very happy to work with you on your next web design project. You can contact our web design agency in Dublin, Ireland on (01) 662 9398 or drop us a mail at any stage.