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Finding a Web Designer – A Brief Guide on What to Look for and What to Ask

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Finding a website designer

There are a few ways to find a web designer, but we are going to cover how to most effectively get the correct web designer for the job.

Local web designers vs. outsourced web designers (Support):

First if you do not understand much about computers and want to stay hands off with the project, aim for finding a web designer in your area. This way you can physically sit down and check through reports, designs and plans for your website on the web.

If you are comfortable reaching out through email and comfortable attaching pictures and written content for your website revisions it is okay to choose a web design company to work on your website remotely. But, that brings up a great question. How remotely should you go when finding a project manager?

I always recommend sticking within two hours of your current timezone. Why would I suggest this when finding a website developer? Easy, when you are having an emergency and you need someone to tech the problem, it’s an amazing benefit to have a web designer that is on the same hours as you and does not mind working on the task right that second.

Local web developers vs. outsourced web developers(Price):

Sure you will save yourself a few dollars by choosing a web developer in a country other than yours, but more often than not you may have to overcome or overlook language barriers which could end costing you a lot of time. Not to mention during your productive hours, the designer you hired outside could be resting and to me that could be asking for trouble.

What should I ask for when finding a web designer?

Simple Projects

More often than not you will not need to ask for much, other than examples and the costs.

Make sure your designer is up to par on their software, hosting and (Search Engine Optimization) strategies.

I say this because a degree now-a-days in Graphic Design does not mean too much. Some of the greatest designers I know learned everything by themselves.
My main rule of thumb is that if you have found a web designer that does not understand the basic Content Management Systems out there like WordPress, Joomla and Drupal and the PHP and MySQL carried out on the server that makes them operational, you should keep looking.

Most non-complex projects should be done in one of the above CMS mentioned. Reason being is with a content management systems, you are generally given login credentials to complete changes to the basic text on your website. If you fire a member of your company or update your phone number, you are not forced to compensate your web designer to make modifications on the fly after signing off on the website contract.

I have became friends with many website designers in the industry through my company with college degrees in Graphic Design, that still use programs and techniques from ten years ago that do not work well and even worse they use SEO techniques that could get you dropped out of on Google’s search SERPs. Check the ranking of their other passed projects and do not be afraid to pay them for qualified SEO services.

Complex Projects

When looking for a web designer for a difficult design, you will need to see testimonials, traffic reports and comparisons on previous design projects that company has finished that looks like what you want.

If your business is trying to find a complete package that includes print design similar to what we offer, ask for sample fliers, business cards, and the quanitity in which the company cans create them and turn them around for you to use.

Hope this was useful!

Ecommerce Website Designing and Development – Expert Tips

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Making money through online shopping websites and ecommerce websites is a growing trend now. There are thousands of online shopping websites available but only a few have displayed improvement in the last year. However, there are some shopping sites that have shown high conversion rate. So, what is it that makes these websites sell themselves better than others?

In theory, there are many factors that contribute to the success of an online shopping website. The basic theme or aim of these factors is that the website should effectively connect to the visitor and provide a shopping environment that is reliable, easy and fun to operate. Clients can always take help of a web development company and procure highly attractive and effective web development solutions that can help then in increasing their online sales.

The three basic steps of online shopping experience that must be present in your website are:

Products must be easy to find: In an independent survey it was discovered that the biggest reason why shoppers won’t buy a product from a particular website even after landing on it is due to the poor search functionality of products on the website. They are not able to find what they want and turn to some other service provider. You require a web designing solution that can offer a unified user interface to your website. There are different types of users who need different type of search environment. Your website should be able to help them in finding their desired product in minimum steps. Some users may require extensive guidance to help them select their products while others may require a casual browse and select environment. It is your responsibility to make sure that they can easily find what they are looking for.

Showcasing the selected product: Once the visitor finds what he is looking for, the real work starts then. Your aim should be to make the user add the item in the shopping cart. The detail page of the product must be carefully created in order to convert the lead. Some of the factors that will help in retaining visitor’s attention and encourage him to purchase the product are:

Photo: High quality photographs that emphasize on the product are useful.
Price: Display the price clearly and before registering the users. Showing the price after users are registered will only annoy them and make them leave your site. Mention any discounts if you are offering any over the original price.
Reviews: Get some positive reviews and display them.
Add to Cart: Use “Add to Cart” as it is a non-committal word and allows them to keep on shopping whereas words like “buy now” may avoid users from clicking on it.
Related products: Suggest the visitor some related items to what he is viewing.
Deals: Shoppers are more likely to be stimulated by deals and offers. At-least try to offer free shipping services to gain an upper-hand.

Finalizing the sale: The last and the final step is completing the payment or checkout process. Shoppers do not want to spend too much time on payment of the goods and it may even end up badly for your business. Below mentioned tips will help you in finalizing the deal quickly and painlessly:

Single page checkout: One page checkouts are very effective in increasing the conversion rate.
Instant chat: Providing instant chat during the checkout process has been found very helpful in encouraging users.
Allow guest shopping: Registration should not be made compulsory before payment. The option of guest shopper should also be available.

The above tips will definitely help you in acquiring an effective web development solution for your ecommerce requirements. However, you should hire a professional web development company to get best ecommerce solutions.

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Monday, October 8th, 2018

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