Affordable web design in Los Angeles
You have probably seen headlines like the one we used for this article and asked yourself: is affordable web design in Los Angeles (or elsewhere) really possible, or is it just an advertising gimmick?
It’s a reasonable question to ask. After all, web design is a complicated process. It requires graphic arts skills, computer skills, and marketing skills. It takes years for a competent designer to learn everything required to develop a first-rate website.
So, then is it possible? Our conclusion, after working in Los Angeles for the last 10 years as web designers and developers, is yes.
Of course, the question is, what is affordable? Let’s see what industry experts believe on this topic:
KissMetrics, a popular blog covering the general topic of web marketing, had this to say in an article discussing design secrets:
People say you get what you pay for, and sometimes, that’s true. But it’s not true that you need to spend your life savings on a good website.
There are too many designers out there preying on your ignorance, charging exorbitant rates for their own profit. They blind you with tech speak and fancy coding terms.
Don’t put up with it.
Decide your budget and find graphic designers who can work within it. Look for designers that fit the style of site you’d like for your business. Visit other sites you like and see who designed them. Ask for quotes, take your time and shop around.
It’ll save you thousands of dollars.
That sums it up nicely – and remember, KissMetrics is not a web design company.
So how exactly does Webfour deliver affordable web design?
It’s easy to say we can do something that few others in our industry do, but the question is exactly how?
We could simply say that we have a brilliant and talented staff (which we do), with uniquely developed talents that allow us to do something no one else can.
So, rather than go down the road of meaningless generalities, let’s get down to some specific reasons why Webfour can truly offer high quality and affordable web design to clients in Los Angeles area and beyond.
We know Premium WordPress themes
What’s a premium WordPress theme? In web design talk, a theme is a starting point, or a canvas created by WordPress developers to make life a little easier for web designers.
They can be a big help as there really is no reason for designers and developers to reinvent the basics every time they begin a new project.
Here are some examples of WordPress themes. Business. E-commerce. Wedding.
Since beginning a project with a basic theme can save structural and design time, doing so is often in the best interest of the customer.
But, there is a step further.
In the last few years Premium WordPress themes have grown from basic structures with a few enhancements into multi featured developments.
No longer are they just simple frameworks, and thanks to the growth of theme marketplace websites, many have become hot sellers.
Quite literally, some of the world’s best designers develop themes for many industries and business types.
By using a premium theme as a starting point rather than a simple structure, a great deal of the time spent creating on new design and graphic preparation is saved.
Yes, there is still considerable customization and design work to be done, but a huge amount of time has been saved.
Offering this service to clients – and the opportunity to get an incredible website at a truly affordable price – is a key part of our customer approach at Webfour.
We know people
Yes, being a good web designer means knowing people (i.e. customers). Don’t worry – we don’t want to hear your life story (unless you really want to share), and we won’t follow you on Twitter, but we do want to know the answer to one question: what exactly do you want – and if its outside of your budget, will you make compromises?
It’s not that we are trying to increase the price, but it’s important that we understand what your priorities really are. Will you stretch the budget if there is something really important to be added?
Some may advise against this approach.
They will say that when the customer is ready to sign on the dotted line, it’s no time to ask penetrating questions. That may work for some, but not us.
We tell it straight and set expectations to where they should be.