What to Expect from a Web Designer for Your Business Web Site
Not all Web designers are created equal. If you hire a Web designer to create your business's Web site, you want his or her expertise, but you also want your own ideas steering the boat. A good Web designer will implement your ideas into the site instead of imposing his or her creative ideas onto your business.
Here’s what you should expect from a good Web designer:
Several sterling references: Be sure to call the references and ask how well the designer worked with the customer.
A trail of good Web sites: Examine the work of the designer by visiting several Web sites developed by that person.
A clear list of what is and isn’t provided in the Web design project: Find out things such as whether the designer puts your site on the Internet for you or notifies search engines that your site is available.
The ability to optimize your site for search engines: Find a Web designer who understands how to perfect your site so that customers can find you.
A delivery schedule: The designer needs deadlines in order to know when you need the site up and running.
Milestones: Will the designer give you a chance to approve or disapprove of the site at each step along the way?
A clear estimate of the costs: All the costs.
A professional product: For example, the various pages on your site should all have a unified look and feel. Graphics should be tasteful and not too large.