Choosing Your Web Developer
If you’re trying to get a website up and running for your business, consider custom web design and custom web development. Both web design and web development play critical roles in the creation and implementation of a website for your business that is aesthetically-pleasing, highly-functional and user-friendly.
A good web designer is experienced in selecting the best fonts, colors and layouts and keeps up with new trends in web design that will ensure your website looks fresh and professional. A good web developer works “behind the scenes” to make sure that your website runs smoothly and gives your customers the best online experience possible. Often, the web designer and web developer are the same person.
Once you know what custom web design and custom web development are supposed to do for your website, all that’s left is finding the right person (or people) for the job. Here are some tips to help you make a decision you won’t regret:
✓ Start Your Search Close To Home
Check the internet for custom web developers in your area. If you live in a big city, you’re likely to find quite a few. The advantage to working with someone close by is that you can work with them face-to-face at the beginning of the project and later, if you have questions. Take your time and interview as many developers as you need to to find one you’re compatible with and have confidence in.
✓ Know Your Budget
If you’re a small- or medium-sized business owner, then you probably want to spend as little as possible on web development. Unfortunately, going super cheap may be a mistake. The internet is the most effective and important tool in the 21st century for making your business profitable, so you don’t want to skimp on the money you spend to develop your website. You don’t want to blow your whole operating budget on building a website either; work out a number that you’re comfortable with and don’t exceed that amount. Your web designer/developer will actually be happy to have a set budget to work within. If they’re not or they try to talk you into spending more than you can afford, you should find someone else.
✓ Think About What You Want
You probably won’t know exactly what you want in a website, which is a good thing because your designer/developer may present you with options you didn’t know existed; but it’s a good idea to know what you’d like your customers to see and be able to do on your website. If you’ve checked out other websites and you’ve found design elements or kinds of functionality you’d like to use, tell your developer; but keep in mind that these may drive up the cost of your website.
✓ Ask Questions
There really is no such thing as a stupid question when it comes to web design and development. If you knew everything about building a website, you’d do it yourself. Don’t be afraid to ask what your developer is doing and why. And don’t be afraid to set a realistic schedule for completion of the project. If the web developer you choose bristles at the prospect of your imposed deadlines, you should move on to one who doesn’t.
When you need custom web development, look no further than Axis Software Dynamics. At Axis Software Dynamics, we can design and build a website for your business that will exceed all of your expectations. Call us at Axis Software Dynamics at (469) 535-7500 or visit us online at axissoftwaredynamics.com.