The Non-Designer’s Guide to Hiring a Great Web Designer in Cape Town

A Short Guide To Finding The Right Web Designer

You need a website made, there are hundreds of web design companies in Cape Town, you want to find the best web developer Cape Town has to offer, but you’re not sure where to start when finding the right Cape Town web designer, or is it a developer? for the job. With all the web designers Cape Town has to offer how do you find the right one for you? The Cape Town web design industry is huge, but do not worry, here is a helpful guide for the non-designer to find the best web design company Cape Town has to offer.

So, you ask yourself where to begin with finding the best web design Cape Town has to offer? But what you really want to ask is “what do I want from my website?” Do some research. Have a look at sites that you like. Save the links. When it comes down to sourcing web designers in Cape Town you will know exactly what you’re looking for, and whether the designer is capable of that specific style.

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Ask to see your potential designer’s portfolio; narrow down your search by checking to see if their portfolio is consistent with your vision for your website. A good designer should be versatile in style.

Beyond the design capabilities of the website, you want to be certain that your web developer can produce a user-friendly interface. This interface should be intuitive, organized yet still maintain a creative and stylistic element, users shouldn’t have to click on a million links to find what they are looking for.

Almost every designer should be proficient in HTML and CSS coding, but some projects may need more specialized coding languages, such as JAVAScript – it’s best to check your designer’s credentials even if you may not be a 100% sure what they mean, they should be 100% sure of their own capabilities. Also, make sure your designer is knowledgeable of google search requirements as this will have a great impact on your search engine optimization (SEO).

One of the biggest questions you should be asking is are you looking for a web designer or a web developer?

In Cape Town, web design is a flourishing industry and the web development is equally booming. But what is the difference? If you want someone to design functional features for a website you most probably need a developer, your designer is the person who is going to take the functional elements laid out by the developer and make it look great. Think of a film set, you have the construction crew which builds the set, making it safe and functional like your developer, then you get your set dressing crew to come in to make the set look visually appealing – in our case our designer. Sometimes you will find a designer and developer in one, but this is quite rare, be wary of someone who says they can do both.

With a large amount of web development happening in Cape Town, a word of mouth recommendation is always a good lead. Look for a designer or a developer who is willing to work with your ideas while still keeping your project functional. Know-it-all designers are hard to work with, but you still want a designer who can curb your bad ideas without being brash. Most importantly find a designer you can communicate with easily; if you find it hard to communicate your ideas to your designer you will most likely not achieve the end result for your website that you were hoping for.

You should now be a little more equipped to explore the various options A Web Design company in Cape Town should offer. If you would like to know more about web design and development do not hesitate to contact our team at The Agency, www.theagency.co.za, we will be more than happy to field any of your queries.

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