The Tips to Ensure You Find the Right Web Development Company
Before you start, take the time to understand what you need from a web development project. All too often clients will just say ‘I want a website’ without a clear idea of what is required. Taking the time to work out a basic requirements’ specification will save you time and money and will ensure you get exactly the website you require first time.
What is the purpose of the website? – is your site mostly a location where you sell products and services or somewhere to showcase your products or both? For example, a brochure or informational site is more likely to contain more static pages than a full e-commerce site.
Decide what you want the site to do, this may be to increase online sales, customer inquiries or general traffic and who is the target audience
What site structure do you require? – an idea of the layout of the site is vital and the process of drawing it out can be useful for planning and considering how you want the site to operate.
Design and User Experience – what do you want your site to look like and how would you like it to operate. Both need to be considered hand in hand, there is nothing worse than a site which looks great but cannot be navigated! Think how your potential user will navigate the site and what they will need to do.
Websites you want to be like (and the ones you don’t want to!) – make a list of the sites you admire. This will give the developer an idea of the sort of site you want and if there are sites which you find frustrating or difficult to use list them to give an opposite position.
Budget and timescale – have a clear idea of what you want to spend and when you want the site live. This will enable the developer to give you the right balance for you your constraints.
This may seem like significant work, however not only will you save time and money on your web project the process will give you a clearer idea of what you require from your new website.