Finding an affordable web designer these days can be extremely hard. After all, website design is not an easy job. Coding and making sure sites are compatible in all browsers, can get very hectic at times. It's no wonder some website designers charge an arm and a leg for their services.
However, there are still some sites that charge a decent rate for a website. Low prices are not always better though. If you are shopping around for cheap web design, be very wary. There are some things that you must be able to look for. Do not settle for just any designer.
When looking for a webmaster or website design company, the first thing you should do is evaluate their own site. Many times, you will be able to tell how skilled the designer is by his or her on site. First impressions always count. If you visit a web designer's site, and his or her site is horrible, then there's no need for you to waste your time any further. If a designer can not take out the time to make sure their own site displays correctly, then it's safe to assume that they might not do any better in creating a site for you. If a webmaster has a great looking site, that's good but do not get too happy yet. Check out their portfolio to view some other types of work they have done. Check out their prices and do not be afraid to ask exactly why they charge that specific amount. A great designer will not settle for just any price you want to pay, however a great designer will be willing to work with your budget and help you out.
So when evaluating these companies just follow the steps above and you can not go wrong. Keep in mind also that once you have made contact with a company or a webmaster, see if they reply to you within one to two business days. If they do not, then you should move on to someone else. Communication is extremely important. One to two business is sufficient time to reply back to an individual no matter how busy. If they can not get back to you within this time frame, it's safe to say that they might be too busy for you.