Questions to ask your web developer

Questions to ask your web developer

The Gold Coast glitz and glamour does not translate well into savvy marketers willing to get a job done right the first time.
Specialising in Gold Coast web design, OnSwitch, has managed to see another side of people trying to make a buck from peoples lack of knowledge.

So without further delay, here are the questions everyone needs to ask their we developer:

  • Can I see your past work?
  • How long have you been in the industry?
  • What technologies do you specialise in? Are they open source and is there a large community out there to support us if this relationship ends?
  • Do you perform a digital audit before a project?
  • Do you create the information architecture (IA) before the development begins for approval?
  • Do we get staged releases so we can check we are on the same page?
  • Is there a clear project schedule with clear milestones for us to meet?
  • Can we have the site/campaign/social strategy tested by a third party?

And finally ask for a price that includes all of these things, because without the following you are just getting a shiny new toy that no one will ever see:

  • SEO Strategy
  • Digital audit of existing assets
  • Information Architecture (IA)
  • Design including 2 rounds of feedback (if needed) otherwise Optimised Theme (WordPress)
  • At least 2 weeks of testing
  • UAT (User Acceptance Testing)

After all that the site and database structure can actually get under way.

Remember, if you need a 3rd party to bounce some ideas off please give us a call or email.