Don't be fooled! Not all Web Designers know what they are doing. Sometimes I wonder if I do :)
A lot are sales people who will always try to sell you the latest and greatest, biggest is best ideal of a web site.
What you actually need is an effective website for you and your business.
That's why we use a Design Requirements form to be able to offer our clients the best web design to suit their circumstance. Once we have this form we design a brief and then discuss with our clients either in person or virtually to get agreement on the desired outcomes.
We then build the web site based on that agreement.
We will not try to offer things we can't deliver. We will encourage you to get what you need, not necessarily what you want. Having lots of bells and whistles may seem 'cool' but they will end up being money spent not so well.
We work with partners who specialise in other areas of online marketing, we will help you work with them for the stuff we can't/don't do.
At the end of the day we want you back as return customers, so it's in our interest to look after your interest.