We know you’re trying to conserve cash; isn’t everyone? But when it comes to your Web page, whether it’s a personal site or a business page, try not to be ‘snookered’ into jumping with the lowest bid you get on the service. You tend to get what you pay for in Web design, just like everything else in life. That doesn’t mean that the highest bid is automatically the best service, either…not if it gives you oodles of options you don’t really need but have to pay for anyway. Here are a few pointers about how to determine what you need to pay for — and what you don’t.
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Bells, Horns, and Whistles
First of all, keep in mind that — despite the bright, shiny invitations in e-mail and Web site design offers — you don’t necessarily need the ultimate, top-flight package of Web design for ordinary use. If you want a Web page largely devoted to photos you take and want to share, news items you want to comment on, or recipes, gardening tips, or other hobby posts (in other words, a strictly personal page), you won’t need several e-mail addresses, unlimited storage, or a lot of other add-ons.
You’ll want to have sufficient bandwidth to share images and videos, if that’s your pleasure. But several of the other available extra options that come with huge bandwidth packages, you may not need at all. Pay for what you truly can use, and forego the rest when you’re starting out. If you need to upgrade, you can always do so — and rest assured a Web design firm will be glad to help you out and increase your package capacity!
Ease of Updating
Are you paying for a Web consultant to go in and tweak your page every time it needs a correction? If so, that can fast move a Web page from ‘simple’ to ‘extravagant.’ Especially if you have some basic HTML abilities, know how to work with FTP protocols, or have even designed a simple page with some of the do-it-yourself tools out there…ask about packages that allow you to make minor changes without any extra charges.
Not only does this save you money; it’ll also save you time. One of the most frequent complaints Web designers get is that it takes too long to make minor changes when owners ask for them. To avoid aggravation and/or irritation on both sides, try to get a package that allows you access for the small stuff. You should ideally be able to update content, even post new pictures or the like, without having to send it all through a designer to process. If the best deal you can get in other ways means that Web designers basically hold your site hostage…it may not be the ‘best’ out there.
One doesn’t have to have an advanced degree in computer programming to design Web pages well; in fact, sometimes the more education the Web professional has, the less he or she can ‘speak your language’ and explain things in plain English. But, conversely, neither do you want someone who’s no more versed in the fine points of technology than you are. The ‘blind leading the blind’ is not the way to put together your Web page!
What’s the happy medium? Conduct that says this person takes Web design seriously: answering e-mails or phone calls promptly, giving you what you ask for if at all possible, and being willing to go the ‘extra mile’ are all ways in which ‘pros’ behave, even if they’re just students. Should you be a Tamworth area resident or businessperson, all these elements plus solid ‘nuts and bolts’ knowledge will be part of the best Web Design Tamworth has to offer. And when you find it, you’ll know it…and be happy with the result.
Money Well Spent
An attractive, functional Web page is a priceless asset; when you get it, you’ll know the payoff is well worth whatever you invest.