Web design being exported abroad!
Web design in the London is not that different from the rest of the globe. More or less the design standards are pretty uniform all around the world. Although many people don’t pay much consideration whether their website is designed in the US or is outsourced, it is indeed a matter of concern for your business. And your negligence can cost your business in the longer run.
Most of the local web developers do nothing apart from selling their services over the internet and after acquiring them they conveniently outsource them to places with cheaper design services available. This is an immensely popular business model in the modern day industry and these local developers benefit without even exerting any effort. It is extremely important for you to review that is your designer outsourcing his work or has an in house team available?
This seems fair if you’re being delivered the same quality of work that you’ve paid for. However, the big deal comes when you’re paying Pound 10,000 for a website to be designed by a local developer in the US and he outsources your website internationally for Pound 500. This is legit unfair and has no explanation for the profits being reaped out of this.
Local web designers vs. Overseas Designers
The flaws of outsourcing your design work overseas are not supposed to be spotted in the look & feel of the design. Moreover, sometimes the outlook may appear more appealing for these outsourced designs in comparison to local work because that’s one aspect they primarily focus on. However, your backend and security aren’t the number one priority for these web designers in other parts of the world. And your lack of understanding will always cause you to settle for an insecure backend.
The real issue arises in case of a dispute or disagreement. In the US, when you agree on a web design bid and a contract is signed, the contract is then protected by the law. And the fulfillment of the contract is guaranteed by law enforcement. This is a guarantee for both the buyer as well as the developer of the website.
However, when working overseas it’s difficult to adhere to these conditions as your designer is not bound under law. Also, there is no binding contract between both parties and the contract is more like a memorandum. Also in case of immediate changes, the time zones create difficulty and it becomes impossible to make changes on time.
Also, other factors to consider regarding outsourcing your website internationally rather than keeping in the US are consequential. For example, if your designer uses a design that is inspired or copied and doesn’t oblige the trademark or copyright, at least in the US this is genuinely an issue. However, elsewhere this is a common practice and also the concept of borrowing is very common where a design can be inspired or used for multiple purposes without defying the copyright issue.
So these are few issues that have been highlighted for you to consider while choosing a designer for your website as it may cost you in the long run.