No matter where you are or where your business is, you can hire a website design team from down the street… or the other side of the world. Proprietors in this industry are remarkable in two regards: their ubiquity and the ease with which they can do their jobs remotely from anywhere. This is actually really great because such a field of competition drives innovation and keeps standards fairly high. The situation does present a good question, however, to those in the market for a new website: why should I choose a website design team from one area over another? While there are great web designers all over the world, I am going to make the case for choosing a team or professional person from the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Bay Area remains the worlds’ number one center for tech innovation. The most ambitious seekers of careers in this industry flock here to be a part of a culture that is home to both some of the world’s top tech companies and an innumerable bevvy of start-ups. The competition in website design is extremely high and so are standards.

Still, it might be possible to find a great web designer in India who can produce the same level of work for cheaper. After all, the Bay Area has high municipal minimum wages and web designers need to charge enough to pay rent in this expensive cost-of-living area.

Keep in mind that you get what you pay for. Website designers in the Bay Area thrive on reputation, not on looking like a potential bargain. Not only this, but residents have a greater ability to change to important new developments in the world of website design, not only because of their ability to network, but because this is hotspot for major design conferences (such as Joomla Days in San Jose in 2010 and San Francisco in 2013). Having an attractive website is great, but reacting to changes in the web landscape is what will get people to see your site in the first place and have a better user experience. With Bay Area website design professionals, you can count on skill, talent and the ability to keep your website on top.