There are a crazy amount of web design companies in Toronto and the surrounding cities and towns.
If you are looking to get a new website done, and have little experience or knowledge of the workings of website design, then it’s crucial that you choose a web design company that you can trust and feel comfortable with. Here are some tips to help you choose…
A good customer focused web design agency should be able to assess your knowledge of the web design process when they meet with you (or talk to you on the telephone). Hopefully during your conversation they will put you at ease and explain things in a way you understand, without bamboozling you with techno-talk! At the end of your meeting or telephone call you will have a good idea whether you want to do business with that agency or not!
Never be afraid to ask a web design agency for examples of other websites that they have designed, and whether they have any experience in designing websites for the field of business you are in. Their websites should also have an on-line portfolio that showcases the work that they have done. Also ask whether they would be prepared to provide you with references that you could follow up, or whether any previous clients have supplied testimonials. A good website design agency will only be too happy to provide you with the information that you are asking for.
Reputable web design agencies will also provide you with a detailed quote. This will be a document detailing what kind of website they will be creating for you, the structure, features etc. that you will get. They should also supply you with a final cost to design and build your new website, and any additional costs that may be required at a later stage. Always read quotes carefully, and when you are not sure about something don’t be afraid to ask!
Shop around of course to find someone who is reputable, can deliver you with the website you want, and at a budget that suits. Please be mindful that going for the cheapest quote may not deliver the website you dream of. Over the years at Globalgraphics we have been approached by many customers who have had bad experiences with other web design companies. Many have unfortunately wasted their money with these agencies.