5 Must-Know Things You Should Consider Before Hiring A Web Designer

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Many people don't know where to start when searching for a web designer or web design agency. This article will help you understand what you need to take into account before hiring one.

The first step in finding a good web designer is to determine whether you need a new website or an update to an existing site. Next, you should consider the timeline and how much money you're willing to spend on the project. Finally, you should ask yourself if you want a professional designer, a no-code web developer like myself, or someone who specialises in coding.

Does the web designer have experience with Webflow?

If you're looking for a web designer who has experience with Webflow, then you'll want to make sure that they've worked with the CMS before and have built a few sites with the platform. It's also helpful if they have experience with other popular CMS platforms such as Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, and Magento, so that they can communicate effectively with clients in a way that makes sense to those who already have experience with those platforms.

Even if you're using a no-code platform like Webflow, having a web design professional that has some knowledge of HTML, CSS and Javascript can be helpful

As a Webflow Expert Professional Partner, I've got the experience and training to help clients looking to build premium websites in Webflow that are only limited by our collective imaginations. In fact, Webflow is capable of building incredible things, like some of these beautiful websites that you can draw inspiration from or these inspiring websites.

Can the web designer create a website from scratch?

In addition to creating websites from scratch, designers can often work with clients to build out existing sites. They should also be able to provide advice on how to improve an existing site, like what I offer in a website audit. A website audit takes a comprehensive look at a website across a range of criteria to see how it can be improved, including SEO, website copy, calls to actions, branding, mobile responsiveness, and more.

Are they familiar with the web design languages HTML, CSS and Javascript?

Even if you're using a no-code platform like Webflow, having a web design professional that has some knowledge of HTML, CSS and Javascript can be helpful. Knowing how to customise HTML and CSS code to get the most out of a Webflow site can mean the difference between a rudimentary site and one that wows.

Do they use responsive design?

Responsive design is an approach to creating websites that adapt to any screen size. It allows users to view a site on a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, or other device without having to resize the browser window.

If a site is being built in Webflow, there are specific breakpoints for each device size that allow the website to display perfectly, no matter which device a user is visiting on.

Does their portfolio include examples of websites similar to yours?

Whether you're looking for a web design agency or a freelance designer who has experience with responsive design, make sure he or she includes examples of sites that are similar to yours in their web design portfolio.

If they have worked on a business's site that's similar to your own, it's a good sign that they will know about the industry, it's norms and conventions, and how to adhere or diverge from them to help separate your site from your competitors.

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