17 Tips on how to choose the best web designer in Tanzania & Kenya

best web designer in Tanzania and Kenya

Choosing the best website designer from a whole bunch of designers in a whole country like Tanzania and Kenya could be time-consuming and sometimes misleading. Depending on the amount of work and the size of your website, the web design process can range from a few hours to several weeks. With this wide spectrum of results, how do you determine which web design provider in Kenya or Tanzania is right for you?

To ease this search, Infinity360 Media East Africa provides our clients and potential customers in these East African towns of Kenya and Tanzania like Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Arusha, or wherever with tips that will help in determining how to choose a kind and skillful website designer.

Below are the top questions you should ask before choosing the best company or website developer for your project or business.

  1. How many years have you been building websites? Usually, a company with more years of experience is preferred over the other. However, a more relevant question is whether the company is still technologically up-to-date and designing websites according to tomorrow’s standards.
  2. What are the costs of the project? The cost of designing a website in Tanzania or Kenya depends on what kind of features the client wants to implement into the website. Usually, the cost is estimated after the client submits a quote with his needs and requirements.
  3. Is there a money-back guarantee policy? Professional web designing firms should have a money-back guarantee policy.
  4. Where can I see samples of your previous work? A company with an online portfolio is able to display past projects to the public.
  5. What industries have you created websites for? A company that is familiar with your industry can be very beneficial.
  6. Do you have a formal project process? A company that has developed a process will be more organized and easier to follow.
  7. What do the clients have to provide? Usually, clients will have to provide the text, images or video files and feedback.
  8. How do we communicate about this project? Communicating by email is usually more convenient and more effective, however, a client can address their needs better by telephone, WhatsApp, or email if you are outside Kenya and Tanzania.
  9. Do I own the website after completion? Since you paid for the website therefore you should own it.
  10. How long will it take? A typical small business website takes up to two, three weeks to complete.
  11. Will I be able to edit my website? Building a website is one thing, editing and maintaining are another. Many businesses desire the ability to maintain their website once completed yet few are actually prepared to do so. Ask your designer if you will be able to add or edit content and pages on your own or if you will have to rely on them to make edits. If you can do it on your own, will you have to learn complex editing programs in order to achieve this?
  12. Will my website be optimized? Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is important for any website in order to get visitors from search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. It is important for you to find out with your web designer if there is going to be an SEO available to help your site in search engine rankings.
  13. What browsers do you test the websites on? Testing should be done at a minimum on the following browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Opera.
  14. Do you provide hosting? Some web designers provide hosting and domain names for an additional cost. Web hosting and domain name can also be obtained from third-party companies.
  15. Do I have to host my website with you? The answer should be ‘no’ to this question. If their web hosting ever becomes unreliable, you should have the right to have your website hosted elsewhere.
  16. Are you able to create online shopping carts? If you plan to do e-commerce in the future, a web design company should have the resources to provide this service.
  17. How will my website be maintained? Ask for web maintenance plans if you don’t want to deal with the editing pages, images, etc. yourself.

We pay attention and keep in mind all of these aspects and want our clients to know about it. We hope it was helpful for you.