If you are looking for the best website design companies in the business, how will you know when you have found one? What are the common traits?
We’ve been in the web design industry a long time and we’ve identified 9 traits that we want to see in our own business. These are our own internal goals and these are things you should look for when shopping for web designers.
9 Traits Of The Best Website Design Companies
- Thick Glasses & Awesome Sweaters. Now on to #2 . . .
- Set Deadlines – One question you should ask and most web designers will not want to give you a firm answer on is “When will my website be finished?” We pointed out in How Long Does It Take To Make A Website that the answers, if they are even given, are all over the board and very few are specific enough to be meaningful. What the average web designer will give you is a very rough estimate. The project can turn into a nightmare-ishly long process in which everybody involved becomes frustrated. That’s one of the reasons we developed One Week Website. Both sides need real deadlines to get the job done efficiently and well.
- Meet Deadlines – It’s great to set deadlines, but what happens if they are not met? Did you know that contractors in the construction business actually have monetary incentives to meet deadlines? We approach web design in the same way. If we don’t meet a deadline in our One Week Website process, you don’t pay as much. Yes, we’re serious. Make sure your web design company sets deadlines and ask them what happens if they don’t meet them.
ITD Interactive offers a wide range of website maintenance services for companies of all sizes and budgets. Our web maintenance services are arranged in a series of straight-forward packages that allow us to discount our hourly rates based on the number of hours in the block. This provides great value to those who need a higher level of updates per month – and the flexibility of using a smaller block of hours allows companies with smaller website maintenance needs to save money as well. (more…)
UPDATED: This post gets a LOT of traffic lately and we wanted to update a few things to provide the most relevant and helpful information possible.
The short answer is “as often as there is anything worth updating!” The problem we run into, however, is deciding what is worth updating. Website maintenance is about more than just your “news and events” page. Let’s face it – when you run a business, you have news. You have: new products, staff changes, announcements, policy changes, new services, warnings, tips – the list goes on. You have things to talk about! You really should make a point to update something on your website at least once a week. Let’s review a few reasons why, and some suggestions of WHAT to update. (more…)
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There is nothing worse than having a website with a bunch of out of date information on it. Not only will you be penalized by Google in search results, but occasionally – potential customers DO stumble across your old page and that doesn’t make a very good first impression. Finding a source for website maintenance services will help ensure you don’t suffer from website embarrassment. Below we’ve created a list of top-ten reasons you need website maintenance services. Yes they are humorous, but the sad thing is – for a lot of people, they are true! (more…)