These Factors before You Contract a Web Development Company
When looking for web developers most companies will consider the cost, hidden charges, experience of the developers and the reputation that the hold. Use these tips for hiring an appropriate web developer.
The web developers must engage the IT and other selected staff in your company to work on the project from design, development, and installation of the site. Since web developers have technical not a business background they need your staff to help them understand your business needs so that they do not create a site that will not fulfill those needs.
The company’s employees should be able to use coding languages and software for them to assure you that the site will have modern features. It should accompany that offers full house web related services because you will need services of experts like digital marketers and graphic designers in future.
They should have free customer support services after web installation. They have to train your employees on how to use the site and solve the challenges that the employees may experience. If the employees have many challenges interacting with the site, the developers will notice the challenges and errors on the site that need to be corrected and improvements that should be made so that the site suits the users’ needs. Finding customers to test the site can be challenging but employees can step into the shoes of the customers.
It depends on the payment plan you agree with the web developer because the expert may install the template of the software directly onto your system or hand over the software licenses/keys and admin access only if you are yet to complete the payment. You will receive other essential documents later after you pay the amount in full because the developers are also afraid that the client may steal their software.
After you complete the payment the developer should give you the quality assurance document, source files, software instructions manual, web maintenance document, web testing plan document, and any other documents. All these documents can be combined in a RAR or Zip and emailed to you or sent through the cloud applications like Dropbox but developers who are still using the old technology will burn them on a CD and hand it over to you.
Some developers send scanned signed contracts while others use hard copy contracts; hence they must send it alongside other documents that should not be sent to you in soft copy. Some untrustworthy web designers can resell the vital documents of the website hence be sure that you get all the documents to prove ownership of the website.