Going through a process of hiring a competitive web designer is a hectic task in itself. Not only it needs heavy tactical and decision-making skills but also it requires an understanding of the web fundamentals. A thorough hiring process simplifies the workload in the long run. However, hiring the wrong person can cause a long overhaul.
So how would you make decisions on selecting the best web designer?
These are the 3 qualities that every business owner should look for in a web designer. Don’t worry, this won’t be a technical blog post at all.
Web Designer must have the basic concept of SEO
No, you don’t need a web designer who excels in SEO. However, a designer must have the concept of SEO because it’s the designers who set the foundations for technical SEO. If a designer think from a designer’s perspective, they are compelled to use images with large sizes, add comments where not necessary. This ultimately leads to a slow loading website. And Google frowns upon the website that doesn’t render quickly. That’s why you always need a designer who at least knows how SEO functions.
Always inside the deadline
As a business owner myself, I understand the importance of meeting deadlines. It’s frustrating when you have made plans for prelaunch. But the website doesn’t shoot out at the right time. What you need to understand is that the deadlines are mere assumptions as there are different factors that come into play. However, a designer must be honest with his deadline dates. Any unrealistic deadlines must be avoided. Best way to resolve this issue is by asking for references and having a conversation with these peoples. At Small Biz Web Design Sydney, we always ensure that our words are backed by action. But trust me, this isn’t the case for every designer.
Shares a diverse portfolio
Let’s be honest, it’s hard to earn the trust of anyone. Especially in the field of web, you can’t take the word for granted. To fully trust any web designer, you must check their portfolio. Ensure that the portfolio does consist of projects that scratches that part of your head where you are enticed like crazy. Whenever I’m looking to hire any web designer for our company, I always ask them to showcase the one project that they believe is their best of the lot. This is where you can get creative and ask for as many projects that are relevant to your business.
In a nutshell, there are a lot of factors that need to be considered. But for me, it’s always been these 3 parts that have the huge impact on any project. To ensure that your next web designer has at least these 3 qualities in their sleeve.
Amila Wickramarachchi is a Singapore based blogger who writes few blogs.Her food blog Food Corner is popular for Sri Lankan recipes.She also writes this blog to share her knowledge on blogging with other fellow bloggers.