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A Checklist for Finding The Right Web Design Firm

From WebWeek

  • Define your goals. What do you want your site to achieve?
  • Reconcile your internal strengths and weaknesses. This will help when you outsource the job.
  • Draw up a Request For Proposals. Be specific about your requirements and expectations.
  • Set up a budget to prevent creeping expansion.
  • When in doubt, establish a retainer relationship instead of specific prices.
  • Include members from several of your company's departments to ensure different perspectives.
  • Don't get carried away by the bells and whistles.
  • Once you choose a design firm, set clear milestones and make sure they deliver to those milestones.
  • Once the project is underway, request cooperation from the entire organization to ensure that it finishes on time.