Looking for an ideal person for creating a website for your company, you need to pay attention to several facts that eliminate many doubts about the reliability and reputation of the designer you have decided on. There are no two identical websites and two identical companies that deal with their creation.
Sometimes the search process can be complicated and confusing and, therefore, certain facts are needed to get a better and more accurate image of the creators of your website. Many of them will talk about technologies or the methodology, but all that you needed is a website that is easy to use and easy to navigate.
Also, by asking questions, you get to know the company, the way it functions, and the willingness to respond to challenges and unplanned issues. This helps to clear doubts and the choice becomes simpler.
1. Can you show me some of your earlier work?
This is one of the key questions for designers. By showing its portfolio, the designer confirms his reputation. If there are complications with this issue, it's better to find another designer and pay attention to whether there is a portfolio and who designed a website that you like.
Experience is appreciated very much. It's not that risky if the designer creates sites for one or two years, but it's safer to find designers who have more than 5 years of experience.
2. What do customers say about you?
Explore on the Internet the experience of earlier clients with a company you would hire to create a website. Do they have remarks and what are they. Ask them a question about the remarks of earlier clients.
3. What platform will be used for my website?
Different CMS platforms are not suitable for different sites. That's why it's better to find out which company is specialized in the platform that provides what's needed for your site.
If you are looking for a kind of platform and the designer has websites that he developed on such platform, you are on the right path to make your site look the way you want.
4. How long does it take to create a website?
For such a question there is no precise answer, but, if a particular company needs, e.g., 6 months to create a web site, and for you this is a long period, try to find a company that will have a better offer.
Within this fact, it is important to pay attention to whether the site will be based on your ideas. Every idea is important, and the company has to show that it values your ideas.
5. Is this company one-man-show or a whole team of experts?
Companies that have teams that specialize in each relevant segment of the website will better respond to your requirements than the firm with only one employee. It is clear that one person can't do everything, but only that segment of the website for which he specializes.
6. Is the company ready to update the site in the future?
It is necessary to investigate who will deal with updating data. Will you be the person who will upload new content to your site or will someone from the company work for you? Also, if you want to add a page or some other detail to the site, you need to examine whether the company is able to make the necessary updates for you.