I have several successful sites that have done well but I'm seeing the need to invest further to upgrade at least 2 sites. They are at the stage where the design needs exceeds my IT skill level.
My problem is that I cannot seem to find one company that can manage to upgrade all the elements of the sites. For example, there are designers for the specific forum software I use and designers for the blog software but no one company that appears to be able to do both in house. Am I destined to hire two,maybe three different design companies to work on one site and then coordinate them like a building contractor would?
How does one determine whether a web site design company is competent? I've been holding off upgrading the sites because of the companies/designers I have researched, I'm not seeing a specific match to my own needs in their portfolios of previous clients.