How does a web design company review their own site?

You may be thinking that this is a bit of an ambigious statement, because as a web design company shouldn’t we know what designs and content works best already….?

This is true to a certain extent, but like all websites that have been online for a while there is always room for improvement, and sometimes the best ideas and thoughts for making those improvements come from someone outside your organisation.

The question is, who do you ask to look at your site and how seriously should you take their suggestions. eg. What qualifications or experience do they have to critique your website?

Existing clients are probably a no-no, as they presumably (and hopefully) are biased towards you, new enquiries have contacted you but they are interested in getting a quote, not in reviewing your website. The answer lies in professional website reviewers and website critique forums on bone fide quality websites, even if you have to pay for the pleasure…

Be aware that if you search Google for website reviewers/website critique etc. you’ll find a few sites that are actually set up by web design firms, so they will obviously try and sell you their services, on the back of finding numerous issues with your website, so stick with the professional independents and see how you go….

Our favourite site of the day today is Sitepoint – http://www.sitepoint.com, a very useful, but rather large website containing a host of useful information. Worth a visit.

Welcome to our blog…

We have eventually found some time to dedicate to the setting up of our own blog – Dedicated to website design, ecommerce web development and website optimization and related information.

With 2008 drawing to a close and 2009 predicted to be a tough year for businesses (and individuals) we have also set up a newsletter to help keep businesses informed on useful resources, tips and services (not just our own) that may assist them in the year ahead.

I ame also in the process of reviewing our own website, with a view to making some alterations over the coming weeks and we are also carrying out a strategy and planning review to move forward with purpose in 2009. I’ll share any useful or informative information with subscribers to our newsletter on an ongoing basis.

No real pearls of wisdom in this posting, but thinking about how long we have been in business and the length of time it has taken to set up our first blog, we thought a trip back through the archives might be of interest. What did our website, or yours look like back way back when…..Well why not check out the ‘Way Back When Machine’..! Check out the site here.

That’s all for starters, remember to bookmark the site and visit again soon…