How do I find a web designer?

Understandably, choosing the right web designer for your needs can be a little daunting...


Communication is key when looking for the right web developer or agency for your needs. They might have the appropriate level of knowledge and experience to meet your requirements, and they might specialise in producing websites which are precisely what you're looking for, but unless you're able to converse with them without feeling lost or overwhelmed, you're unlikely to develop enough trust and understanding to proceed.

Without that, the advice below becomes irrelevant!

So... How do I choose the right web designer?

It’s important to remember that not every web designer or web design agency is the same...

Some may have limited experience but can produce a nice looking Wix or WordPress site; some may be very experienced in design, user experience, page structure and website architecture, and some may have excellent technical skills in specific coding languages and database management.

There are some businesses who offer web design as an additional service to their core business of, for example, logo design, business cards and stationary printing. But does this make them experienced and dedicated enough to build and manage your website to the level you expect?

It depends how serious you are, how important your website is to you, what you want your website to do for your business, and the level of involvement you're going to need from your web developer.

Whatever their level of skills, knowledge or experience, one of the most important aspects of selecting a web designer is to find one with good communication skills, who seeks to understand your business or goals, and can provide the solution you need.

You are also going to need ongoing support, and maybe someone to handle SEO, Google Ads and Google Analytics, besides development and general maintenance of your website.

So if you can find someone through recommendation, or have a chat with them to get a sense of what they might be like to work with, that would be a good starting point.

If you find the conversation difficult and come away feeling uncomfortable because you haven't understood half of what has been said, move on and try someone else!

Why not call Targa for an informal chat on 01406 373511 or email

Got a question about web design, etc?

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How do I choose the right web designer? is one of many questions often asked about web design.

We aim to answer as many questions about web design and other related subjects as possible, so you might find answers to your other questions on our FAQs page which have been grouped under design, testing, SEO, pricing, social media, domains and hosting.

If you can't find the answers you're looking for, just ask. It won't cost you a penny and we might be able to help!

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