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We aim to find you the perfect designer for your website. Use our seller profiles to understand more about your options. You can also read reviews and contact the designers directly. All that’s left to do is to start your project.

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Matched to you

Websites come in different shapes and sizes, from brochure websites to bespoke e-commerce. There are also lots of options available, from Wix and Squarespace all the way to high-end website agencies. Bark makes the process of selecting a web designer really smooth. Armed with details about your web project, we get you quotes from freelancers or agencies that match. You’ll only receive quotes from those that have an interest in working with you.

A question of style

We all have our own styles and preferences. You might be a business in a particular industry, with its own unique way of working. It therefore follows that your website should have a bespoke style and design to match. When you’re looking to hire a web designer, you should look at their portfolio. Do they have a set style or are they flexible in their design approach? You may be looking to build a website on Squarespace, or want a designer to create the designs on the Adobe suite first. Whatever your goals are, our profiles will help you make the best choice.

Freelance or agency?

Almost every business needs a website, but not everyone is a website expert! Should you use a freelancer? What are the benefits of using an agency? Traditionally freelancers are better suited to smaller sites. An agency will have a larger team so are able to work on bigger, more complex websites. It’s not a hard and fast rule though. Making sure your freelancer or agency understand what you’re trying to achieve with your new digital presence is really important. They can then advise on whether they’re suited to your needs. You’ll receive quotes from interested sellers, so it will be clear whether you’re more suited to freelancers or agencies.
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Conoco Web Design

We needed a website and branding for a new business but had no idea where to start! Conoco Web Design were fantastic. They really guided us throughout the project and delivered a website that we absolutely love.

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What inspired you to be a web designer?

It’s been my career path from a pretty young age! I loved art at school and was in a great position to see how design on the internet changed every year. It was a pretty natural progression to study design at university and become a designer. I don’t think any one thing inspired me, I just find it really interesting.

What type of websites do you design?

We’re specialists in tech startups. All three of us in the team have worked for high growth startups, so we wanted to make sure that we used our expertise in this sector. The great thing is that they are usually more receptive to new ideas or design styles compared with ‘older’ industries I suppose. It means that the majority of websites we create are designed on mobile first and then expanded for desktop browsers. We also get to include really cool illustrations, imagery or video content on the sites.

Do you have any advice on choosing a designer?

Yes! Ask for ideas. You might not get a full homepage concept for free, but most designers can give you an understanding of their ideas. You can do so much with websites nowadays – they might even completely change your mind with the direction of your site!

Why should someone choose you?

We’re specialists so we really understand our industry. We’re actually very proud that we can influence items that aren’t specifically website design. We often talk to our clients about brand messaging or product design. The websites we design and build are there for a purpose. They help convey the brand message and boost your digital marketing as a whole.

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How much does web design cost? This is something that can be incredibly difficult to put a figure on due to the nature of the service. There are also differences based on whether you are looking to work with a freelancer or a web design agency, and also whether you need a large, complicated site or something more simple.

We can help you to connect with the right designer to suit your needs. A clear idea of what you need, and how many pages and features are required, will be influential when it comes to pricing. This will help you to get an accurate quote for web design.

These two terms may seem like they are used interchangeably but they are two different things. A designer will be focused on the visual and creating a UI to suit the user, whereas a web developer is usually focused on the actual core of the website, making it function and using coding to enable it to do what it is supposed to.

When working with a web designer, if you want the whole package of a fully finished and functioning website, check that this is something they can offer before you employ their services. Make sure you have understood if they are offering web design or development, or both.

  • Responsive - A responsive web page design means that the site is viewable on a number of devices. The design automatically sizes to the screen and the designer doesn’t need to make formats for different devices and desktops.

  • Liquid or Fluid - This is a style of design that will shrink or stretch to the shape of the browser, and the page will look enlarged or shrunk, rather than items being rearranged. The size of the items in the design alter in relation to one another depending on the browser being used.

  • Fixed design - Fixed pages do not alter according to the browser automatically. On some devices such as tablets this can make it harder to see the content as you need to scroll around the page or pinch the screen in order to zoom in on sections. Though it is sometimes essential, fixed design is becoming less common.

Whether you are working with a freelancer or a big agency, they will have a portfolio for you to view. This allows you to see other, similar projects they have worked on and decide if they have the skills you need.

There are a number of web design certifications and they may be happy to share any they have attained, but there isn’t one standardized industry body.

If you are worried about a designer’s credentials you can also check their feedback from other clients, which you can view on their Bark profile.

Should you work with a freelancer or an agency? This is one of the decisions you need to make when looking to plan a web design project.

Working with a freelance Web Designer
This may be an option that can save you money. Freelancers are often able to charge less as they don’t have the same overheads as an agency.

Working with a Web Design agency
Web design agencies may have a bigger set of skills to draw upon than a freelancer as they will usually have a number of staff and designers working for them. They may also be able to show you a bigger portfolio, but you can expect to pay more when using an agency.

The average price of a Web Designer is R3,450

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The average rating for Bark Web Designers is 4.87, based on 686 reviews.

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