These Factors before You Contract a Web Development Company
Basic things that every company that needs website looks for in web developers is their cost, hidden charges, the experience of the developers and their reputation. You need to analyses these factors before you contract a web development company.
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. The majority of web developers are technical people who may have little understanding of the nature of your business hence allow them to work with your staff do that they develop a site that will meet your business needs because you staff understand those needs.
They have to be comfortable to use modern coding languages and platforms because your site should have modern features. There has to be experts such as digital marketers and graphic designers.
The web developers must provide you with support services free of charge after installing the site. They need to train employees and help them to overcome the challenges that the site may expose them to be for they get used to it. 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. Instead of looking for customers to help you to test your site, use your employees because they are easily available and they understand the needs of the customers.
If you have paid percentage of the amount you agreed on some developers will install the template of the software directly onto your system or hand over the software licenses/keys and admin access only. The experts are also afraid that you can steal their software hence they can’t risk hand over essential documents of the software to a client who has not paid the full amount.
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. Developers who use advanced technology will combine all the documents in a RAR or Zip and email it to you or use cloud applications like Dropbox, but the old way of doing it which can also be used by the developer is to burn them on a CD and hand it over to you.
There are documents that the developer needs to send to you as hard copies hence you can also receive signed a contract in paper form of it can be scanned and sent to you through the internet. 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.