How to choose a web design company?


It’s hard to believe that it was only a few years ago when there were only a handful of web design companies. Nowadays, the competition is fierce and there are hundreds of companies out there ready to help you design and build your website. With so many options, how do you choose the right one? This blog post will walk you through some ways to find a web design company that makes sense for your needs:

Look For Good Design

You should also look for a web design company that designs beautiful websites. Good design is an investment, not just in the time you spend on it but also the money you spend on it. When people visit your website and find something they like, they’re more likely to stay longer on your site and eventually become customers.

Good design is important because it’s a reflection of your brand and values as well as what customers expect when they visit your business online. Your website should make visitors feel comfortable, confident and happy with their experience while visiting your site; otherwise, why would anyone come back?

Do Some Research

When you’re looking for a web design company, you want to make sure that they are going to get the job done right. That’s why it’s important to do some research into their past work and references, as well as their physical location. By doing this, you can have a better idea of what kind of quality you can expect from them on your own project.

Look at Their Past Projects

The best way to determine if a web design company has experience in creating effective websites is by checking out their portfolio of previous projects. If they don’t have any examples or references on hand (or worse yet—no portfolio at all), then it might be time for you to look elsewhere.

Check Their Website & Social Media Pages

Another good way of determining whether or not a potential web design company will do well on your project is by checking out their current website and social media pages before signing up with them (if possible). This will allow for an even better look at how professional the company seems overall based on both websites’ aesthetics as well as its content within each one!

Ask For References From Other Clients Who’ve Used Them Before 

You’ll never know exactly how good any given business actually is until after they’ve finished working with someone else first—that’s why asking around beforehand might be worth doing! Simply ask anyone who has used services provided by said firm recently; once they say positive things about working with them (and especially if those individuals still use those same services today), then there’s no reason not to try something similar yourself later down the road either.”

Ask For Samples

When you ask for samples of a web design company’s work, you should be looking for some things. 

First, make sure the sample is from an actual project they’ve completed. You don’t want to see something that was done in college or by one of their employees. 

Second, look at how recently it was created (within the last year or so). 

Third, consider whether it’s for a type of website that fits your needs and goals (for example, if you’re starting an ecommerce store then the sample should include ecommerce functionality).

Finally, you’ll want to pay attention to any notes about the design process on these projects—that will give you insight into how well they communicate with clients.

Be Clear About Your Project Goals

The first step in choosing a web design company is to be clear about your project goals. What do you want to accomplish? What problem are you trying to solve?

  • Defining the Problem: A lot of people begin by establishing their objectives, but that’s not really the whole story. It’s also important for you to define the problem itself — why does it need solving? Don’t worry about what other people’s goals are, or what they may be able to achieve with their website (or even how much money they’re willing or able to spend). You should have an idea of what kind of results would satisfy your needs and help move your business forward.
  • Be Ambitious: Set ambitious yet realistic goals for yourself; if something seems out-of-reach, there’s no harm in stepping back and rethinking it until it becomes more realistic again! For example: I’m getting ready for my second half marathon next month so one goal on my list would be “run 13 miles at one time.”

Who is Your Target Audience?

Asking yourself the following questions can help you figure out who your target audience is:

  • Who am I trying to reach?
  • What do they want, and how do they want it?
  • What don’t they want, and how can I avoid it?
  • What are their pain points (what causes them frustration)?

Don’t Get Stuck On Price

As a business owner, the last thing you want to do is get stuck on price. Don’t be afraid to ask for a quote—and don’t be afraid to negotiate. Your web designer should respect your financial situation and offer competitive rates, but don’t hesitate to walk away from a deal that’s not in your best interest.

There are ways of comparison shopping without falling prey to the trap of comparing apples with oranges:

  • Don’t compare the prices of designers who don’t specialize in what you need (for example, one designer may charge less because his work doesn’t include hosting or maintenance).
  • Ask about how long your website will stay current—and make sure it includes an SEO update every year!

Contact Support After The Site Launches

It’s important to contact support after the site launches, even if you don’t have any problems. You should check in with your web designer or team on a regular basis so they can help you update or change anything that needs updating or changing. If you’re having trouble with the site and don’t know how to fix it, ask for help! And if you want to add a new feature (like a contact form), don’t hesitate to contact support—they’ll be happy to help!

There are many ways to design a website.

Holy Webs chooses the right tool for the job.

We use a variety of tools to create websites. We use the best tools for the job, and we are always learning new ways to make our work better.


Choosing a web design company can be a difficult task. There are many options and opinions on what makes a good website. We hope that this article has helped you better understand what to look for in your next web design project, as well as provide some insight into our process here at Holy Webs. If you would like more information on hiring us or have questions about any aspect of our work, please call us at 843-847-0181 or email

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