Finding a web designer can be rather challenging… especially in Miami. Unscrupulous business practices along with wildly swinging prices and offerings you ask yourself… are we still in the Wild West? In today’s mostly regulated world you know what you are going to expect when you order, say, a coffee at Starbucks. Likewise, any purchase at a department store gives you piece of mind for your purchase.
You feel uneasy when you approach a slew of web design
companies. You see, everybody can acquire cheap software and design a website
. Do you remember when your cousin Vinnie proclaimed “Don’t worry I design your website”. First you are elated because in exchange for his endeavors you only need to invite him to lunch. After a few weeks you tenderly ask for the whereabouts of your web site. “Don’t worry, I just had a lot of stuff going”, sounds familiar. OK, rule number one when you are serious about your web site, don’t hire your family.
I mentioned above that everybody can get the tools to build a web site. Well, you can get the tools to fix your BMW but you might not have the professional skills required to fix such a delicate machine. You see, a good web designer in Miami has years of experience. Make sure he/she went to art school or has an art background. A good web designer in Miami should also have a solid understanding of business. What good is a pretty site when it does not talk to your target audience?
Here I’m offering a few questions you should ask your web designer in Miami:
How long are you in business
Do you outsource
Show me your portfolio
Do you offer service contracts after the site is finished
Can I always reach you
Web design is a complex business. It is tempting to always use the latest technology. Make sure your target audience will see your content. Cutting edge is sometimes bleeding edge.