Sometimes, the first impression can be the last. This often happens with websites that are poorly made. That’s why you need to think very carefully before getting a website for your business and you need to be sure that you have chosen the right web development company to do the job for you.
So, what are the 5 most important questions you need to ask before choosing a web development company?
Why ask questions?
Technically you can just skip this step, simply out of past experience or just laziness. But asking questions can be a crucial part of the whole website creation process. You need to ALWAYS ask questions. It doesn’t matter if you previously cooperated with the particular web development company. Who knows- maybe they’ve changed their team, rules, policy….
The importance of questions
There’s not much left to be said, to be honest. Asking questions will let you inside the web development company’s way of work and all cards will be on deck. In other words- you will know what you’re dealing with.
Now let’s jump straight ahead to the questions:
The burning questions for the web developer team
- Have you ever worked on a project like mine?
This will give you info about the web development company’s previous work, and maybe they will even show you an example of a website of their creation. It’s a big plus if a firm has worked on projects like yours because that gives a level of certainty that they know what they are doing and that the finished project won’t leave you disappointed.
- Are we talking about a long-term collaboration?
The average lifespan of a webpage is 2-3 years. This is because tech is always evolving and every day there are new functions, trends, and designs. That’s why you need to know if the web development company is willing to work with you long-term and do all the updates so that your page is following the latest trends.
- Tell us about your work style?
This can be a deal-maker or a deal-breaker because the communication between client and company is really important. It is important for the firm to do throughout research, to consult the clients, listen to their ideas, give advice, show some previews and make changes to the page in the making process so that the customer gets the treatment he needs to have.
- Do you offer custom designs or templates?
Here’s the deal with the ongoing war between custom and template- custom is always unique, original, and a bit more expensive. You get what you ask for and you get it specifically made for you and you only. With templates, the web development company already has some designs and you can choose one of the few, but that would be it. There’s no guarantee that you will be unique or that the webpage will have all the functions you’ve required.
- How long will the whole process take, and of course the price?
Last but definitely not least, we have the duration time. We wouldn’t want to wait for the web development company too long, but getting your website in record time is an instant red flag because no one can create a high-quality webpage from scratch in a matter of days. Now, let’s talk about money– we’ve said this many times, and we will say it again: quality doesn’t always meet quantity. There are web development companies out there that have reasonable prices and they make better websites than lots of other development firms that will just take your money and give you a second class website. Choose carefully!
An extra tip when choosing a web development company
Before even considering putting a web development company on your choice list, make sure to look up reviews from clients, previous public work, and of course try to look up the certificates and awards the company has!
Questions are important when choosing web development companies. We only named a few, but you get the idea. You can ask as many questions as you wish and the development company will answer them. We hope that this article helped you a tiny bit in your decision on web development companies. Make sure to consider us in the choice list!