Questions to ask your web designer

It’s no mystery that a good online presence is important for success.  If you’ve had experience establishing a good online presence, you’ll know that at times, it’s easier said that done. Here are a few questions that I feel are important to ask your web designer.

Is it compatible with all devices? – According to Skillcrush, 40% of web users will go to a different site if the one they click on isn’t mobile friendly.  That’s probably because more and more people are browsing the web primarily on their mobile devices.  According to Comscore, 4 out of 5 consumers shop on their smartphones.  If your web designer gives you a blank stare when you ask about “responsive design”, promptly find someone new.

How do I manage and create new content? – Hopefully your web designer is creating a site which will have a content management system in place so you can easily create, edit, and moderate the content on your website.  A custom website is great, but you don’t want to end up with something you’ll have to call in the whole IT team for every time you want to write a new blog post.

Will any of the pages take longer than 3 seconds to load? – According to Econsultancy, 40% of web users will leave a site if it takes longer than 3 seconds to load.  It’s something which isn’t hard to ensure, you just need to make sure.

For more interesting statistics about web design, check out this page: http://www.ironpaper.com/webintel/articles/web-design-statistics-2015/#.VWi46lxViko

It’s where I got a lot of my information.

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