How To Choose The Best Web Designer

At 314media, we feel that the most informed clients are the best to work with.  We’ve compiled a list of things to look at before choosing a web designer.  We did a Google search to find out some of the major issues that clients have when choosing a web designer.

Obviously, we would love to work with you, however there are a lot of factors to consider before choosing a web designer.  We have tried to explain how we work after each point so that you can understand how 314media is the best web designer in St. Louis.

Examples of Prior Web Designs
One important factor to consider when choosing a web design company to develop a website for you is the type of web design that the company has produced in the past. Many web design companies will make portfolios available for potential clients to view so that they may see the style of the web design company and determine if their finished product is what the client is looking to achieve in the way of a website. This is extremely helpful when trying to determine if the work product of the web design company is up to one’s standards. Therefore, always ask to see samples of a web design company’s prior work before signing them up to construct a website. –

You can view our portfolio by clicking the portfolio link above.  We have some projects that are currently in development and we would love to show you those as well.  Just contact us for more information or to get some referral contact information.  We’ve been here for over 10 years and will continue to serve your web design needs.

Estimated Completion Time
Another important factor to consider when selecting a web design company is what the estimated completion time may be. This is beneficial to know up front so the client can expect the finished work at a certain time. Since many individuals are using the Internet for conducting business, it is important that the client get their website up and running as soon as possible. This will also give the web design company notice that the client needs their completed product at a certain point in time and they will be less likely to push it to the side and work on other client’s projects.

We give a breakdown of our project time line before starting a project.  Obviously changes and things come up that can change that date, however we try our best to complete your project on-time, under budget, and beyond expectation.

Cost of Web Design Project
It is also crucial to know up front how much the completed web design project will cost the client. Since many businesses are on a tight budget these days, it is vital that one knows how much they will need to pay for their web design. Along with the total cost of the web design project, the client should also receive a breakdown of the individual costs of the project.

We provide you with a complete, comprehensive quote on how much your site will cost, what is included in your package, and what we need from you.

What Is Included with the Total Web Design Price?
One who retains a web design company to construct their website should also ask about what items are included in the total web design cost.   Some companies will include follow-up consultation in the web design price or web design help in the future. It is important to inquire about these things in the beginning so as to know what type of items they can expect with the amount that they paid for the web design.

Typically web hosting, some SEO, training and general support are always included in our packages.  Contact us for more information on what is included in your price.  We can also offer maintenance contracts for those who do not or can not manage their website themselves.

For those clients who wish to be on the safe side and know exactly who they are dealing with, requesting references is always an available option to the client. Many times the web design company will offer references that will vouch for their professional behavior and wonderful finished product. References are a good way to weed out the bad web designers from the good ones.

We have plenty.  We can provide a list of clients who have given us permission to let you call and speak with.  We have references by phone and email.  Just let us know and we can provide them to you.


Customer Service
It is also important to consider the customer service skills of the web design company. One who is paying good money to have their website designed wants to make sure they are dealing with a company that will listen to what they want and make themselves readily available to their clients. If one is considering a particular web design company that has bad customer service skills, it might be more advisable to choose a company that is more client-oriented.

We are here 24-7-365 .. Emergency issues come up and your website needs attention.  We understand that.  We offer basic support packages that allow for 24-7 support for a low monthly fee.  Contact us for more information about our webmaster services.

Choosing a web designer and web developer can be a crucial decision for your business.  Be sure to choose a web designer with the skills and experience to bring your project to life to get the best return on your investment!