Affordable web design

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Affordability is something that unites the companies that are into website design – they all claim to offer services that don’t burn a hole in your pocket. Interesting, isn’t it? Well, guess what, if anything, it’s ironical. Why, you may ask. Come on, how can every company offer services that don’t cost you much? Okay, they may, but can they maintain the same level of quality? More importantly, can they conform to the standards and still ask for low prices? Not always!

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Affordable web design

  1. 1. Affordable Web Design Is It For Real Or Are The Companies Being Economical With The Truth?
  2. 2. Call On: 1300 760 363 Visit: http://awebsitedesigner.com.au/ “Affordability” is something that unites the companies that are into website design – they all claim to offer services that don’t burn a hole in your pocket. Interesting, isn’t it? Well, guess what, if anything, it’s ironical. Why, you may ask. Come on, how can every company offer services that don’t cost you much? Okay, they may, but can they maintain the same level of quality? More importantly, can they conform to the standards and still ask for low prices? Not always! Let’s find out what price you might have to pay for an “affordable web design”, and if it’s a heavy one; fingers crossed:
  3. 3. Call On: 1300 760 363 Visit: http://awebsitedesigner.com.au/ A Design that‟s (Not) For Everyone  There are companies that don’t even know mobile phones have already made their way into the (end) users’ lives. Let’s call them “naïve” for now.  Well, these naïve companies do give you what they call a sophisticated design, but minus the optimal viewing experience that you virtually crave for.  On a serious note, they seldom offer a responsive web design. How convenient. If you have a visitor base that comprises several smartphone or tablet users, you may have to invest in another site – one that’s for them.
  4. 4. Call On: 1300 760 363 Visit: http://awebsitedesigner.com.au/ A Design That‟s Biased  A site’s home page is probably the first thing that a web designer conceives, agreed and accepted. And for that matter, it’s obvious for them to be a little, umm, let’s say fond of it. As soon as the word “affordability” comes into the picture, they take the “first impression is the last impression” thing way too seriously and assume that the users won’t look beyond the home page.  You know what’s the worst part of it all? They don’t do it out of their love for the first page, but to save time, money and effort.
  5. 5. Call On: 1300 760 363 Visit: http://awebsitedesigner.com.au/ A Design that‟s (Just) Okay What distinguishes a good design from an average one? Wait, did you just say quality? Isn’t it funny that you know it but many of the website design companies don’t? Or maybe they do; maybe they don’t give two hoots. Whatever it is, they often let quality go for a toss in the name of affordability. Meaning,  The design may not have the correct page layout  The standards may not be adhered to  User-friendliness may be missing from the scene Come to think of it, any such design is virtually unusable. Talk of affordability, huh?
  6. 6. Call On: 1300 760 363 Visit: http://awebsitedesigner.com.au/ A Design that‟s From the Stone Age You get what can be easily referred to as an anti-social site, with no social media integration. You save money, but you lose a golden opportunity – the opportunity of reaching out to a far wider audience.
  7. 7. Call On: 1300 760 363 Visit: http://awebsitedesigner.com.au/ A Design that‟s (Just) For Chrome They design a site that’s perfect, when browsed in Chrome, but goes haywire, the moment some other browser comes into the picture. Why, you may wonder. Here’s your answer:  Some additional resources may be needed for cross-browser compatibility  A site, when designed for a single browser, may take less time to complete  Cross-browser scripts may call for a periodic maintenance Long live affordability!
  8. 8. Call On: 1300 760 363 Visit: http://awebsitedesigner.com.au/ A Design That‟s Ready within 2 Days Flat Sounds weird? To you perhaps, but not to companies that design 10 different sites a day. For them, it’s an easy way out, of saving time and money that is. And then they happily pass on the benefit to you – you get an affordable web design. What a rosy picture! Well, here are the thorns: Take 10 different pages Club them together Your site is ready. Serve it hot Continue…
  9. 9. Call On: 1300 760 363 Visit: http://awebsitedesigner.com.au/  Haste makes waste, remember?  Not that a company that takes 2-3 months to design a site would do a good job, not really, but 2 days?  Identifying classes and IDs alone may take half a day, just saying.  A good design calls for iterative testing – and that, truth be told, may call for a day’s time in total, at least.  Companies that promise to deliver the design in 2 or 3 days often miss out on testing, saving valuable resources  Lack of proper testing increases the possibility of you having to deal with a bug-laden design You are unlikely to get any kind of bug-fix warranty Even worse, you may be on your own
  10. 10. Call On: 1300 760 363 Visit: http://awebsitedesigner.com.au/ A Design that‟s Incomplete Take for example SEO; how many web design companies cover the basic techniques of search engine optimisation at no extra cost? Leave alone SEO, do they even work towards Google Analytics integration, making it possible for you to measure the results? See, it’s simple – you ask for an affordable web design, you get one. Where did SEO and Analytics come from? Tip: The next time you sign up for “affordable” services, do read the „Terms of Services‟ page carefully
  11. 11. Call On: 1300 760 363 Visit: http://awebsitedesigner.com.au/ A Design that‟s theirs (Not Yours)  In web design companies you may pay less at first, but make no mistake – you are dependent on them – and may have no option but to avail their services again. What if they do not train you; without proper training, you can have a hard time updating the site.  As a result, it may seem that the design is yours, but you might not be at the helm of affairs.  You pay for losing control over what is rightfully yours.
  12. 12. Call On: 1300 760 363 Visit: http://awebsitedesigner.com.au/ A Design That Breaks No Rules Affordable solutions are seldom tailored to your needs. No one has the time to treat your case differently. That’s how it works. The designers pick up some rulebook and follow it blindly, even if doing so makes your site unusable Continue…
  13. 13. Call On: 1300 760 363 Visit: http://awebsitedesigner.com.au/ A Design That Breaks No Rules For instance, if there are too many links, you have the perfect recipe for disaster. Likewise, if too much information is included, who’s going to read it? Ideally, your site should be suitably rewarded for following the rules, but being too fussy about them only ensures one thing – you don’t have a design that stands out or attracts the users.
  14. 14. Call On: 1300 760 363 Visit: http://awebsitedesigner.com.au/ A Design that‟s Truly Affordable These are the companies that know what all rules they must stick to, the 10second rule included, and where they can choose to go a different way in order to meet your individual needs. To sum up, you can call a design affordable when:  You need not pay for SEO and Analytics; at least the basics  The design is modern in its approach  You get value for money  You don’t need a mobile version of your site Hopefully, when you next see an advertisement that reads “affordable website design in Sydney” or something similar, you’d know if it’s worthwhile.
  15. 15. Contact Us Website: http://awebsitedesigner.com.au/ Phone No.: 1300 760 363 Twitter: http://twitter.com/tanuj_rastogi Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-WebsiteDesigner/675016145842611

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