“ITDwebdesign is an outstanding Web Design and SEO Agency based just an hour north of Chicago in Joliet, Illinois.” That’s the web address. I’d like to take a minute to go over what exactly an ITDwebdesign company does. An IHT web design and SEO agency are a group that provides customized services to organizations. One of their many services includes Internet marketing, creative branding, and search engine optimization.
In Joliet we found three web design solutions companies. Two of them had web design solutions and one of them did not. The web design solutions provided were very comprehensive. Their packages included e-commerce design, logo design, various website development packages including site creation, graphic design and more. In addition, the company provided web developers, who understood various programming languages such as ASP, PHP, HTML, Java, MS-Access and more.
So which ITDwebdesign company offered the most cost-prohibitive packages? The answer is both! We went to all three web design companies in the same area and reviewed their prices and services. The shortlist consisted of two larger companies with reasonable prices and competitive packages. And the shortlist was made of four smaller sized web design companies from Joliet. Among these four companies, two had no web development experience, one had one person in-charge of web development and one of them only had one person in-charge of all aspects of web development, which was a bit surprising considering all the buzz on small, smaller sized web design companies.
The two larger companies were offering packages that were more expensive than competitors who had fewer employees. They also offered some services that weren’t offered by competitors. Two things made the bigger, nationally recognized firms stand out: they had an experienced, knowledgeable, and creative team of personnel that were continuously growing, and they had established business relationships throughout the state of Missouri. Given these factors alone, the Joliet web design business offered the lowest total service costs.
The fourth company on the shortlist had several employees but very little knowledge of HTML or other computer software required for creating web pages. Their representative spoke only Spanish, making it difficult to have a productive discussion about design. When we discussed different web design packages, he said he could not recommend one over the other because his time was spent with clients who wanted his help in finding the right package for their site. He recommended choosing a package based on the needs of the client, rather than the size of the business.
I talked to the representative of the fourth web design company and she agreed that the price for the packages they offer was reasonable, especially considering all the benefits offered by the larger, nationalized companies. She did not work for one of those large companies, but told me that she came from a smaller company where the workers understood the importance of Web design. Since she lived in Joliet at the time, I asked her if she had any recommendations for someone who might be able to work as an independent web designer in Joliet. Her answer was no, she did not have any recommendations.
The fifth and final web design company representative spoke with me from her home in rural Oregon. As she began, she sounded a lot like the previous three representatives. She praised the work of the previous three companies but declined to recommend anyone. After explaining the benefits of a customized web design solution, she asked if I lived in Joliet. I told her I did, and she wanted to know if I had any recommendations. I told her that I could not recommend one web design company because it did not meet all of my requirements.
The five web designers I talked to all described themselves as being on the cutting edge of the web design business. They each shared a common desire to keep their clients in the loop and keep them involved in the creative process until the project was completed. Each of the individual representatives was very kind and accommodating and ready to help any client that contacted them. The key for any web designer starting out in this field to remember is that you must do what you can to build a relationship with your clients. The more you know about your clients and what they need, the easier it will be for you to tailor your services to fit and cost-prohibitive offer.