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How to know a good web design company in Nigeria
Are you looking for a reliable web design company in Nigeria to design a website for your business or organization? This is something that requires a lot of dedicated effort and commitment. Unfortunately most business owners do not see it that way.
The result? They end up redesigning the company website over and over again. After a while they conclude that web design companies in Nigeria or simply web designers generally are not reliable.
However, this is not necessarily so. Agreed, there are so many bad eggs and incompetent folks parading themselves as web designers or some can even go to the extent of calling themselves a web design company.
It is important to note that due diligent search will help you identify the truly professional ones and sieve them out from the rest.
So here are a few tips that will aid you in identifying a great website design company;
Web design Portfolio
Do they have a track record of past projects? If they do, ask for the evidence.
To confirm that the websites were actually built by the web design company, check the footer of the websites they say they created for a mention of their name e.g. “web design by Entitude.com”. Almost every web designer I know adds this footer.
Web design Pricing
If a web designer charges ridiculously low like NGN20,000 or so, please run, else you will end up with a substandard website.
This is not to advocate for higher prices for web designers, but to inform you that any web design company that really wants to offer you quality service will not accept such fee because it may not even be enough to buy a good and dependable hosting space and domain name, not to talk of service charges.
Ignore this advice at your own peril!!!
Level of Web design knowledge
Are they just web designers or web developers/programmers?
Ask if the web design company have competent staff with knowledge of web programming which is different from web design. It is always better to patronize web developers with knowledge of PHP or ASPX programming language.
This is because they have a more in-depth knowledge and this will help them bring your ideas to life on the web no matter how crazy they are. But a designer with mere HTML knowledge would not be able to do that.
Search engine optimization (SEO)
Does the web design company have staff with good knowledge of search engine optimization?
Don’t forget the aim of every business person is to have his website seen and indexed by Google. What is the use of having a website that no one visits? Through your conversation with them, you will easily know this. If they don’t even mention about basic onsite SEO for your website, do not patronize them, simple!
Only patronize web design companies in Nigeria with enough experience.
This helps you avoid having your website designed by amateurs who will only end up using your website as a learning experience and of course, it will always come out amateur looking.
In conclusion, follow these simple advices above and you will be able to differentiate the amateur road-side web designers from really competent professional web design companies in Nigeria.