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What Is Professional Web Design?

Posted by Brady Williams on Jun 3, 2016 1:00:00 PM

The Vanishing Designer Strikes Again

"I can't seem to track down my web designer. Can you help?" 

We hear it all too often. A company hires a "designer" who then turns out to be more of a magician, vanishing whenever he is needed. Who knows where he is. Went back to school (POOF!), decided to focus on his dog-walking career (POOF!), got bored with his latest job-of-the-month (POOF!). Maybe got hit by a bus (SPLAT?). The problem is real, folks. And regardless of the reason, the results are usually along these lines:

  • website-magician.jpgThe project stalls out
  • The customer is frustrated (and usually out of some money)
  • The result is a less-than-stellar site providing less-than-zero conversions

These vanishing acts will continue as long as people look for cheap, quick, fixes to their online branding problems. Luckily, there is a solution.

Professional web design is constantly overlooked. Too often people trust their online presence to amateurs, when they would never consider doing so with other aspects of their business. When a friend says he'll build your site as a favor, or that college student says he can do it for free because he'll get class credit, ask yourself if you'd let them do something else for your company that can be seen by any of the more than 3.3 billion people in the world with internet access. Do you trust this person to create the online face of your business, your passion? Your virtual office's front-door? Would you (gulp) do it yourself?

Professional web designers and developers have learned how to build effective websites. We are trained, talented, and experienced. We build websites full-time, so we won't abandon your project. We. Don't. Vanish.

One more thing that I think is truly worth mentioning. When properly built, a website can quickly become the best salesperson on your team. Websites work 24/7/365. They don’t go on vacation or take smoke breaks. They don't even leave for lunch. So in effect we're constructing your best salesperson. We can build them. We have the technology. Let us do this for you. 

Is your website generating sales? Does it represent you as professionally as you'd like? We've come up with a simple web design checklist to help you determine whether or not you could use a bit of assistance. It's fairly straightforward, and more than a little tongue-in-cheek, but hopefully it can assist you in answering some basic questions regarding your site, and the possible need for professional help. Afterwards, if you still have questions, or just want to share your favorite recipe, please don't hesitate to contact us.