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Morra Xu Xu

Asked this question - Web Development

How do I know which is the right web development firm?

Hi Guys,

This one is simple. You can do the basic research like, have they worked with people in my industry? Do they know my local area etc.

These are great as an initial vetting process, at some point you have to slim down the choices.

Example:

If you are a local provider, look for someone local, who may have some experience with your audience, who they are and how and why they buy.

HERE IS THE REALLY IMPORTANT PART

Best tip is to get on the phone. Make contact somehow and see how receptive they are to you.

Communication is a huge part of getting your project done, and done the way you want it done. You will get a great read on this with your first few messages or conversations.

Does this designer have the time and will to help YOU?

Someone who is willing to look after what you need is the best fit every time.

Does your designer understand what a website is for you? Are they telling you the can create a clean design that looks great and has X amount of great features?

NOT WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR.

Does the designer ask you what you need the website to do? What are your goals? What does a successful site achieve for you and your business?

This is what you want from your designer.

A designer who understands a site is a tool, an investment that needs to make a return to earn it's keep is the one for you.

You can tell the designer who your audience is and how you want to engage them with your site.

A good designer listens to this and creates a site with you, to meet these goals.


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James Liddell answered this question

Morra Xu Xu

Asked this question - Web Development

How do I know which is the right web development firm?

Hi Guys,

This one is simple. You can do the basic research like, have they worked with people in my industry? Do they know my local area etc.

These are great as an initial vetting process, at some point you have to slim down the choices.

Example:

If you are a local provider, look for someone local, who may have some experience with your audience, who they are and how and why they buy.

HERE IS THE REALLY IMPORTANT PART

Best tip is to get on the phone. Make contact somehow and see how receptive they are to you.

Communication is a huge part of getting your project done, and done the way you want it done. You will get a great read on this with your first few messages or conversations.

Does this designer have the time and will to help YOU?

Someone who is willing to look after what you need is the best fit every time.

Does your designer understand what a website is for you? Are they telling you the can create a clean design that looks great and has X amount of great features?

NOT WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR.

Does the designer ask you what you need the website to do? What are your goals? What does a successful site achieve for you and your business?

This is what you want from your designer.

A designer who understands a site is a tool, an investment that needs to make a return to earn it's keep is the one for you.

You can tell the designer who your audience is and how you want to engage them with your site.

A good designer listens to this and creates a site with you, to meet these goals.


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