Getting a new website design can be a big challenge. Even if you know how to code, perhaps you don’t know how to come up with a great design. For most small businesses, this means trying to get a new website design done by a third party provider.
Lucky for you, there are many companies out there that will do website design. But with so many choices out there, how do you pick a good company that will do a great job? It’s super difficult, and especially since there’s not really a good place to find reviews of different design companies.
Your best bet is to find recommendations from a friend or a forum, and go the word of mouth route. On some popular forums, you might be able to find several reviews of a particular web design company which will help you make a more informed decision.
Still, working with a company 1-1 is a scary proposition. If something doesn’t go according to plan, that you could be out of luck.
Which is why I always advocate going with a design marketplace like 99designs. When you go this route, you create a design contest and a pool of designers will join and try to produce a design that you love for your website.
What’s great about doing this, is that you will be able to choose between 20 or more designs, as opposed to just one. And you get to leave feedback for each and everyone, so you can give yourself a better idea of what to pick.
I won’t get into a full review of 99designs here. There are plenty of reviews out there for you to read, so I don’t want to rehash the same old stuff.
Instead, I want to show off some of the latest web design contests that have ended recently so you can get a taste of the quality of designs you will get.
DeferPanic is on a mission to eradicate the concept of ‘server monitoring’. We don’t believe sending an ops person a pagerduty alert at 3 in the morning saying the ‘disk is full’ is helpful.
They just spent $1,749 on 99designs (gold package) to get this redesign.
RackSRV is a hosting company based in the UK.
They received 92 designs for £369 and end up with this redesign.
Code Cloud is a web development agency, specialising in PHP and Concrete5 CMS development. For £749, they got over 80 designs from 24 designers.
The winner was this redesign.
As you can see, it’s quite possible for you to get an excellent web page redesign done using 99designs. Lots of companies are using this design marketplace and getting great results with it. So if you are looking to redesign your website soon, make sure to make 99designs on of your options.