A Business Needs A Web Site

So you're a business or an individual looking for good quality, high-end web design in the Wakefield/Leeds area? Read on to find out what to ask, and factors which you should consider when choosing a web designer to create your on-line presence.

Why should I get a website for my business?

If you own a business, I'm sure you've tried to promote your business in and around the Wakefield and Leeds, or the whole of Yorkshire using leaflets, banners and more, but have you thought about your on-line presence? Picture this, whenever you need to find details on a certain something, I bet your first instinct is, I'll find it on the internet! This is more than likely your customers thought process too. It's becoming more second nature to people, especially now more than ever, with the advent of social networking and such, it's apparent that having a web site is a must have in order to reach potential customers.

You will more than likely find that your competitors (or the enemy, you choose) have the same idea, and already have a well established website. This website could be taking your potential customers and your money for that matter. Having a website is also a way of getting information to your customer, or selling your products even using an e-commerce type store, but in a nutshell, the costs of running a website can be very minimal. This is why many businesses choose web design, and run their business on-line as opposed to a physical store where over heads can sometimes be quite high.

What to think about when starting a website

Who will the website be aimed at? This is the first question you should ask when starting web development, and is there a market for it? You should do your homework first, and study other websites which fall in to the same category a you. How can improve on what they already do? take notes on what aspects you think work, and what you're not so sure of. This will paint a picture for you of what your ideal site should be, which will help the web design process run much smoothly.

Consider what type of budget you have. There is varying levels of web design quality to be aware of, you generally get what you pay for. Factors which change price are features such as a CMS, or Content management system. This allows you to edit and change your website on the fly, great for keeping control of your own site. There is also static websites, which generally cost much less than a CMS, but it does what is says on the tin, it's static, meaning you can't chop and change what you need without using some technical know-how, or seeking a web designer to make the changes for you.

Another factor is your brand. Most web design companies can offer a brand as a package, but most would be more than happy to incorporate your current brand in to a new website.

Where do I find web design companies?

There are plenty of web designers available throughout Wakefield and Leeds. Google search Web design Wakefield and you will find lot's of hits. My best advice would be to contact a few of these and see what type of package they can offer and at what price. From this you can gauge an ideal price for the type of project you need. Also check the companies profile, the proof is in the pudding as they say, so take a look at their previous works to get an idea of quality and results on offer from a particular company.

In my experience, some... not all web companies assume you don't have a clue about web design, so they feel like they can charge you more and you'll happily pay. If you do your research via the net first, you will have a firm grounding in the area, and know what questions to ask.

Final thoughts

I hope this ha given you some insight in to the world of web design in Wakefield. If you have any queries or need any advice with regards to web design, contact Big Pepper