So you’re about to build your business and you need a website to go with it. Naturally, you will look for a web developer who can create the website and eventually maintain it.
Here are the five must-knows before selecting a web developer:
- Determine your needs. First, ascertain what your website is about, its functions and objectives. Is it e-commerce? Are you venturing into digital publishing? What content will your website support?
- Make a list of the websites you love. What are the elements in these websites that you’re bowled over? Look for developers who can replicate these websites, and then check out the rest of their portfolio.
- Ask your potential developers: Do they simply develop? Who will do the design? Can they do both? Not all developers are good designers and vice versa. That’s understandable. Look for a formidable and experienced team which can deliver on both accounts.
- Think long term. Remember that the team you will hire will do more than creating your website—they will be the ones to maintain it and take your calls when you experience bugs and glitches. Ask about costs. Find out if it’s financially viable to kick off a long-term relationship with them.
Hiring the right one is important, so choose well and choose wisely. Get to know our team.