If you’re considering hiring a web design agency to design a new website for your business or redesign an existing website to look more modern then here are 5 things to consider when hiring a web design agency in 2022.
An agency portfolio should be one of the most important things to consider when choosing a web design agency for your project as it shows the quality of the work created by the designer and developers.
Also, make sure to view the portfolio sites on mobile devices to ensure that there’s a user-friendly experience on both desktop and mobile. Ask for a few examples of examples from prospective agencies to get a varied understanding of the capabilities of their team.
Having an understanding of what technologies are used behind your website is crucial as using outdated technologies may lead to security threats. With older technologies, you may have trouble finding developers to hire.
We recommend WordPress as the technology to build your website. It powers almost half of the websites available on the internet.
Price is another important factor to consider when choosing a web design agency. Prices will vary depending on the level of experience of the business and the location in which the business resides.
We think a good price range for website designs in 2022 is $1000 - $10,000. You can get a basic 5-page website built for $1000 and if you’re looking for a complete web design from scratch and over 20+ pages, you should consider a budget of $8000 - $10,000 when hiring a web design agency in North America.
Communication style is another part to consider when deciding on a web design agency. You need to see if communication will be done completely online or if you’ll be required to visit their office/s to complete the project.
The style of communication that agencies present you with usually dictates the size of their company and with more intimate forms of communication will usually result in a higher price tag as there will be more hands handling your project.
Get a sense of your preferred method of communication that your prospective agencies use such as in-person meetings or strictly email access to get a clear understanding beforehand how the project will be managed.
Look at the reviews of the web design agencies you’re considering hiring to know the experience of prior customers. Reviews give you an idea of the reputation of the company and how many clients they served.
Make sure there are mostly positive reviews and recent reviews to feel you are dealing with an ethical business.
Also, keep an eye out for fake reviews as this may be used to deceive new clients or overshadow real negative reviews.
So those are 5 things to consider when hiring a web design agency. If you are interested in having your website design done by a Toronto-based web design agency, you can contact us to discuss your web design project.