How To Find Cheap Affordable Web Design For Your Website

How To Find Cheap Affordable Web Design For Your Website

If you’re looking for a new website or want to revamp your existing one, chances are that you’ll be searching for cheap affordable web design that doesn’t compromise too much on quality. Is this possible? And, if it is, how can you find a reliable company for your website design that won’t charge you an arm and a leg and won’t hold you hostage with hosting or other small print problems.

Get references

Check out sites that the company has designed before and talk to the owners of those websites. A lot of web design companies put a link back to themselves at the end of the sites they design, so you can probably find ones that aren’t simply “mates” with the company.

Check their portfolio

Most website design companies have a portfolio of sites they have designed. It may not be very large, but that shouldn’t put you off. Check the links and see how the site looks – always assuming it is still live. Check that the image on the web site designer’s own site matches the one being used by the person shown in their portfolio. If not, find out why!

How slick is their own website?

In the same way that a builder’s house is often neglected, web design companies often leave their own sites in a state much worse than they would ever leave a customer’s site. In fact, if the design company’s site is too professional it could be that they are spending more time on their own site than they will if you select them to create a site for you.

Check the small print

The website design company will own the copyright on your new site design until you pay them, that’s only fair and reasonable. But are you locked in to using them to host your website? Who is able to make changes to your site? All those kind of questions need to be answered before you go ahead and place an order.

Who will make changes and how much will they cost?

It is inevitable that you’ll need changes on your website from time to time. These could be as small as changing the copyright year to a new one each year, adding or removing a picture, adding or removing text or pages as your business evolves. Check how these changes will be done, how much they are likely to cost and the timescale that they will be done in.