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What You Should Know Before Hiring a Web Design Company

     Web design and development is an integral part of any modern day business, mainly because people like to buy and find out about businesses online. Whether itís a pet shop, restaurant or secondhand underwear company, every savvy business and shop needs to have a presence on the net, and thatís where knowing all the essentials about your web design company becomes an important topic.

Since the online presence of any company, can build or break its reputation, finding a talented and experienced web design and development company is important. Even if the website is being developed in WordPress, itís still better to hire a professional with talent and time. The best way to gauge a web design and development companyís abilities is by checking out websites they have designed in the past, if you like what you see, then there is a good chance youíll get a great website of your own.

Also, most first time website owners make the mistake of trying to hard when it comes to advising the development team on a websiteís look and functionality. If youíre not into the habit of telling your plumber how to do his job, please also let the web design team do their thing once youíve told them what it is that you want from the website to-be-built.

A common mistake first time website owners make, is asking for an extremely flashy website, built with a technology named Flash. However, most web design development professionals will discourage this practice, and for good reason. Overall, the idea is to impart what you want from a website, and then let the pros get on with their work.

Another fact thatís very important these days for any small business, is to keep a mobile friendly version of their website, as a very large majority of people use their smartphones to navigate the web. If your business is location specific, make sure to hire a local web design company, such as JelliWeb Design, which specializes in website designs in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sidney. Making sure that you get an in-depth website that deals with your locality correctly.

Also, make it clear as to who deals with the websiteís maintenance once the web design and development team has done its job. Will the creation team be in charge of updating and handling server side issues? Do you or your staff prefer to update, secure information and process orders yourself? Or will you let the siteís host deal with such issues? These are important decisions that need to be made.

The same idea applies for WordPress sites, even if they are easier to update and maintain in general. The ideal situation would involve complete control of a website by the owner, but circumstances and lack of technical knowledge may hamper the website from operating optimally.

One a final note, a potential website owner should take careful care too not only future proof their website with the latest standards, but to also only include necessary features. Depending upon the type of website being designed, a chat room and forum may not be necessary.

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A Brisbane based web design agency, specialising in small to medium business websites that run on content management systems.At Jelli, our website designs are carefully taken from concept stage, to the real thing.We have a comprehensive needs analysis process and design brief which ensures that every detail of your business is well documented, and taken into consideration when planning your website design, look and feel.

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