Your business is important and it needs to make a positive first impression. With the majority of customers researching services, companies and brands online, your business website has one opportunity to present a clean, organized and visually appealing design to make customers feel they are about to contact a trusted and well established company in Wichita.
There is a buzz word circling around Wichita these days and it is called “responsive web design“. In layman’s terms this simply means that the design of the website is developed to fit perfectly on all devices including smartphones (like iPhones), tablets (like iPads), laptops, desktop computers and even widescreen monitors.
Are you looking to update your existing website to be mobile-friendly? Are you looking to redesign your existing website to be more modern and responsive? Are you looking to have a brand new web design done for your company? Contact me today for a no-cost consultation. During our discussion, we’ll review your ideas and needs for a website and determine the best ways to accomplish your goals.
Responsive Web Design Considerations
When you first research Wichita web design companies, the first thing you’ll notice is that there are many freelancers and businesses who offer responsive web design around Wichita. Before making a decision, consider the following:
- Do they offer free consultations? Most web design companies in Wichita do, but double check so there are no surprising fees down the road.
- When you are discussing your website project with them, do they get caught up on design details or do they fully understand the sales cycle and have a good grasp of how to generate new leads from your website?
- Does the total investment for your responsive web design include all design, development, hosting and other components to get your website live?
- Will the web design company be creating a custom website design or starting with a template design (also know as a theme)?
- Will the company be designing a static website (one without a database) or will your new website be built with a content management system (CMS) to allow you to make updates to your own website?
- If they are developing the website with a CMS, ask what CMS they will be using. WordPress is a very popular CMS but there are many other options out there. Make sure you are familiar with the CMS because, after all, once the website is finished, you’re the one who will be using the CMS on a daily basis.
- If the company is building your website with a proprietary CMS, ask if it requires ongoing licensing fees to use it. Some CMS systems, like LightCMS, come standard with a monthly subscription fee. Make sure to ask in order to avoid hidden fees down the road.
If you’re looking to enhance your website, you might also be interested in ranking your website high in search results on Google, Bing and Yahoo. This service is called search engine optimization (SEO). Read more about SEO services.