How to Choose a Web Development Company in 2017
Web development in 2017 has changed a lot, With all kind of upgraded systems, new coding languages, current needs and competitive environment, it’s never easy to choose a company that can do all the things you want.
To make your process easier of finding a web development company, I have written this post with all the requirement, questions and other tidbits that will give you an exact idea of choosing in this industry.
The Process of Choosing
The simplest way to choose any service can start with a simple Google search. By searching local vendors for a best web development company or services will give you an idea of who are the top players nearby.
I have done it many times before, where I need to have a service technician or a professional in my local neighborhood. Instead of looking for a big foreign firm that may be located thousands of miles away from you, its always a good idea to look at the options that may have a physical presence near your place.
The Big and Important Questions
Always start by asking about their starting packages, reasonable timeline, and hourly rates. You can also include queries like a demo process involved in making a web property.
For me, a website is like property that needs proper development time and resources. You can’t always have a fixed pricing, and a budget has to be modified according to your needs. Otherwise, you may end up in an unsatisfactory department after completion.
If you are planning to change things at a later stage, do ask for the hourly rates as well. From all the questions above the final decision will be impacted in a major way. You will have a clarity of what you need actually and what are your wants in the project.
Once you have gone through all the options, requirements and roadblocks, you also need to know about the company background, their present clients, past projects, custom build applications, maintenance and support, cross-browser compatibility, security and speed optimizations, Mobile layout and responsive behavior and finally integrations with third party environments.
All things mentioned above are accurate, and it’s just an overview to get started. It can be elaborated into many more things, but it will depend entirely on your requirements.
Still, if you are confused and you want to explore more, then Google is your best friend. Now I would like to know from you, what all roadblocks have you faced while choosing a web development company, did you go ahead and found a good one or you have had a bitter experience. Do tell us, we look forward to your responses.