Making the decision to hire a web developer is an important one. Whether you need a new website built, existing features modified, or ongoing maintenance and support, choosing the right person for the job will help ensure that your company’s online presence is correctly communicated while offering up key functionality that will have customers coming back again and again. The best way to find out whether or not a web developer is the right fit for your business is to ask them a series of questions to better gauge their level of expertise and understanding within your relevant industry. Below are the topics we recommend discussing.
How Many Websites Have You Built?
Experience makes all the difference when it comes to web design and hiring someone who has built a broad range of sites will allow them to provide additional guidance and recommendations as to how your brief can be honed to best meet your business goals. You may also wish to see examples of previous projects they have worked on to get a better idea of their areas of expertise; who knows, you may even get some ideas for your own.
How Will You Make the Site SEO Friendly?
Making a site SEO friendly once it’s already been built can be challenging and, in some cases, may even require a total redesign. It’s important that SEO is one of the key factors that is being considered throughout the development process and that the developers have a strategy in place to ensure that the site doesn’t lag behind competitors in terms of ranking potential. Quality web builds usually offer plenty of ranking scope by meeting the Core Web Vitals outlined by Google.
How Long is The Development Process?
The development time for different types of websites may vary greatly. Generally, fully custom sites take the greatest length of time while brochure or package websites can be on the shorter end of the spectrum. It’s always a good idea to have a timeframe in mind when beginning a project and including debugging/testing stages can ensure that your website is ready to launch in great condition.
How Easy Will It Be to Make Changes Once the Site is Live?
As is the case with most sites, you’ll likely want to make the occasional change to keep content fresh or to add new sections. It’s important that a website is built in a way that allows for someone with minimal knowledge to make changes without potentially crashing the whole build. At Supersonic Playground, WordPress is our CMS of choice as it tends to be very simple to operate even for those with minimal website management experience.
How Much Involvement Will I Have?
At the end of the day, it’s your business that will be using the website so it’s important that it meets your exact needs. What if you need to make amendments partway through or aren’t quite happy with how the development is going? Selecting a developer that maintains regular comms and asks for your opinion at various stages of the process is quite important to ending up with a final product that you can be proud of for years to come.
Get in Touch with Supersonic Playground
Interested in a web development project? At Supersonic Playground we provide an eclectic range of development services designed to help businesses establish themselves within the digital space. Get in touch with a member of our team here.