The many website building platforms as well as all the people who “know a little about it” can make it seem like building a website is easy to do yourself. So, is it really worth hiring the services of a web design agency?
The teams support many companies of all sizes in the design or redesign of their website. The purpose of this article is not to preach for my parish but rather to share my experience with you in order to help you see it more clearly.
We will cover a set of questions you should ask yourself before determining who will oversee your website design. You will see that the answers are not always as simple as they seem at first glance. This is when choosing a quality web design agency in Singapore like Leading Solution is important.
How Big is Your Project?
The first thing to do is to clearly identify your need. The purpose of your website or web page is really going to determine whether or not you need a team of professionals to support you.
Some projects can be managed very well in-house with tools that are easy to use even for those who know the least. Other projects require multiple skills that are rare to find in a single professional, whether they have experience or not. I will go around the different types of projects to guide you.
Create a Simple Landing Page
If you want to create a single page site, quickly, to fill an urgent need or simply to ensure a minimal online presence, there is no need to go through an agency web design.
Indeed, there are platforms for creating “landing pages” such as Instapage, sufficiently intuitive to allow you to get by on your own. These solutions offer easily modifiable page templates that require very little programming skills. However, be careful with the cost because these platforms often work by subscription. They are therefore particularly useful if you want to change the content of your page often or if you only need your site to be online for a few weeks or months.
If, on the other hand, you want something a little more elaborate in terms of design and you can wait a few weeks to get your page online (depending on the agency’s production schedule), it can be interesting to use the services of a freelance web designer or a web agency. You will pay for your site once and for all and you will be able to have a completely personalized page.
Create a Standard Showcase Site VS a Specific Site
The idea of what constitutes a “standard site” or “basic site” is not always easy to differentiate. Often, clients ask us to do some 5 minutes tasks quickly when in reality they take several hours. The reverse scenario is just as common. It is important to know what you want and think carefully if contracting a design agency is your best option.
An experienced web agency will be able to create a tailor-made website adapted to your needs. Same thing if you want to develop specific functionalities such as embedding newsletters or a chat function. Indeed, there are many ways to create a website and the web agency should be able to tailor the project according to your goals.