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Donegal Web Designers based in Letterkenny, Co Donegal

Donegal-county-crestSometimes a simple web design theme is all that is required, maybe something that has been created before. Such as a cheap website design theme with a few modifications for you by the web designers, right off the shelf. Sometimes….

Customised graphic design for your business website design is certainly more time consuming and is a more expensive or rather it is a bigger investment in your business. However, it is much more effective and certainly really worthy of considering some custom Graphic Web Design. Even if it is only for the home page or the branding.
The main thing is that you do ensure that you find web designers in Donegal who are competent and trustworthy. Not just someone selling a low priced, low quality option and a handful of misguided promises, just because they think it is what you want to hear. Or worse. Work with someone you can meet locally, ensure you know how to find them if you ever need to do so.

Quality Website Design

Your business website design is way too important to leave in the hands of an amateur designer or developer in Letterkenny or anywhere else. It is your shop or office window online. How do you want to look? If you want to look cheap and slow or inefficient, then hire the low cost option. If you want to look professional and well qualified, then engage a professional web design agency, ideally one in Donegal, with a local team of web developers and website designers. Donegal has the experienced talent you need, a few wonderful graphic designers who can design for web specifically. The ability to design for web is critical, so do look for proof of previous websites designed. Find these Graphic Web Designers in Donegal – who are focused on web, UX and UI

As well established Donegal Web Designers, based at Ballyraine in Letterkenny, Co Donegal, we work with design themes, only if necessary. And mainly we work with talented local Donegal web focused graphic designers, so talk to us about what you need for your particular web design project. We only work with Clients where we feel we can create a good return on any investment by them. We have happy web design Clients in Killybegs, Mountcharles, Glenties, Donegal Town, Bundoran, Ballybofey, Letterkenny, Buncrana, Fanad, Ros Guill, Bunbeg, Annagry, Ardara and lots of towns in between, right across county Donegal. And in all or most counties of Ireland. Check out website design portfolio – see Our Web Design Work.

We are very much focused on Legal, Construction and Financial Sectors. We do not work in Hospitality or Retail eCommerce sectors.



Can a Graphic Designer also do effective Web Development ?

MeanIT Graphic Design vs Web DevelopmentNo, is the short answer.

Graphic Design is a left brain activity, whereas Web Development is a right brain area. Most web developers fancy themselves as graphic designers and create poor or mediocre website design at best. Same with Graphic designers, many think that they can create a website design and then put it on the web and it will just work forever – wrong ! Ferrari do not ask their designers to physically build the car, nor do they ask auto mechanics to design it.
Good web design agencies in Donegal or elsewhere, try to employ a good senior graphic website designer and a good senior web developer. These are two very difficult positions to fill well, so very few manage to do it. Even if they do, they rarely hold on to the staff very long. So, getting the right web design agency is critical for any long term engagement by you.

You can accept that you might have to employ two people in Donegal, but ensure that they can work together on a web design project. The Graphic designer could develop something that will cost more to build, unless they talk to the Web Developer about the best layout first. Between them they should work together to keep costs down. Any Graphic Designer who is not used to working in Web Design, will generally design for Print, which will lead to poor web design and low conversion of visitors for your business. Get a web designer in Donegal that can show you loads of examples of website design work done, with happy clients in Letterkenny or around the county, similar to the work you want done yourself. Also check out their “style” to see if you like it. They all have their own design style, so you want to be sure that you like it. Generally, their “Look” is going to show through all their work. Web developers are the same, they like one code or one website platform more than any other, so they will work with .Net or Joomla or WordPress. These are very different platforms, so get advice on which is best for your project. Ideally, get a dependable web design agency in Donegal, which has the experienced local team to to handle the entire project for you, from planning to web design, web development to SEO Search Engine Optimisation, Digital Marketing and ongoing website support.
Another benefit, if you do live in Donegal is that you can sit with this ‘Team’,  your team, in their office in Letterkenny or Donegal Town, wherever it is located, to discuss your website design. If you ever need them again, you will know where to find them.


Can you get a website developed offshore and save you money?

Yes, absolutely. And most so called web design agencies in Donegal and throughout Ireland, actually offshore the web development work because it is so much cheaper than paying someone living in Donegal in Ireland.
Does it work well? It is certainly cheaper, but no it generally does not work out well. Normally, it leads to the pain of you having to get a website done again in a year or two when you realise you made a mistake. Plus you have lost a year or two of potential business. What would that mistake cost you?

Before you pick a web design agency, visit their physical offices, meet their website designers and web development team. Talk to their web developers and graphic web designers and project managers. This is too important a decision to make and get wrong. Where is your accountant based? Do you offshore your own workers/staff or are they based locally? Where do you get your car serviced? Where would you get a hip replacement – in Letterkenny University Hospital, Blackrock Clinic or in some Eastern European country for half the price. With important decisions you know it is important not to gamble and simply hope for the best. And your choice of website designers for your business is an important decision, just like getting a hip replacement.

Plus it is nice to know that you are investing in your own community in Donegal. Probably the community that you expect to support your own business. #keepitlocal #LoveDonegal

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Written by Michael MacGinty

Michael is a well known speaker, author and coach on how to use the web to grow a business. He is also WP Elevation certified as a Digital Business Consultant.
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