Choosing a Web Developer – Who Can I Trust?

Choosing a web developer or web company to build your internet business website can be a daunting task, especially if you’re just starting out, watching your investments and need as much good advice as you can get.

And with these companies naturally pitching their products and services to prospect customers like you, it is not always easy to sieve through the sales talk to get to the truth, to determine if this company is the right web development partner for your business.
 
I like to use the analogy of building a house to describe the web development process from deciding who the building team is, to the actual design and construction. Getting your business website right is as important as getting your home built right. You wouldn’t allow your builders to start building your house if you haven’t seen or approved the drawing plans and building materials, so why would you work with a web developer who do not supply you with such information or who fail to adopt an acceptable scope of work documentation and approval process.
 
It is common for people starting out in the internet marketing business to allow ourselves to be guided by web developers who “know better”. But do bear in mind that no one knows your product or your customers better than you, and if a web developer is not in the least interested in your product or failed to ask about the audience you aim to communicate with, or what actions you would like site visitors to perform when they land on your web page, this is not a developer you want to pay to do the job of creating your internet business website, the most important communication link between you and your customers.
 
Before you go down the path to develop a website for your internet business, know what product or service you intend to promote through this website, and have a good understanding of who your customers and prospects are. This will determine the breadth and depth of your website and from there, an estimated cost of design and development.
 
Then, follow this checklist when selecting a website developer or company for your internet business website:

  • Budget test – Set a budget and test it with the web developers that you are talking to, this will automatically purge out developers who would not be keen to work on your business right from the start.
  • Interview for chemistry – Remember this is going to be the team building and designing your “house”. If you don’t feel some connection at the outset, this may not help communications during the course of the project, this is very important to establish from the start.
  • Talk about you – Tell them about your business and listen to what they have to say or the questions they are asking. Asking questions is a good sign that they are interested in your business.
  • Talk about them – Review past client work and request to see paperwork documenting past projects, ask about the financial health of the company.
  • Talk about “you-and-them” – This is the hard but important stuff, talk about fees, schedule of payments, also explore the potential for an on-going working relationship post website launch

If your business do not require a complex website, you may consider purchasing and utilizing DIY “out-of-a-box” website development package. In which case, you wouldn’t be going through the entire checklist as above. However, at the very least, find out if such packages offer online tutorials on how to get you started and ideally, offer post-purchase online and/or phone support. Simply because, even if your website is three pages deep, you want to know you can call for assistance whenever it is required. 

A Revolutionary Technology in Web Development Services

ASP.NET is the next generation of Microsoft’s Active Server Pages (ASP) technology which is based on server side scripting. It is a set of web applications development technologies that provides a suitable framework for programmers to create dynamic web sites, XML web services, and web applications. By using the ASP.NET, programmers can easily create applications that can be easily run on any browser and platform. Whether you want to create a small, individual or large corporate websites, features of ASP.NET can definitely ease your task of developing a powerful online identity.

Prior to working in ASP.NET, you should possess a basic understanding of WWW, HTML, XML, fundamentals of web pages, scripting languages such as VBscript and JavaScript, fundamentals of server side scripting such as PHP, ASP.NET or JSP. The technology has provided a smarter tool to do innovative work in web development. Web applications that are developed in ASP.NET are highly effective and enable developers to get desired functionalities. In addition, ASP.NET solutions help in building applications that increases users’ visual experiences, modifying business processes, and presenting text book and safe messages.

ASP.NET technology works smoothly with WYSWYG HTML editors and other programming tools including Microsoft Visual Studio.NET. Adding the power of ASP.NET with any of these tools not only makes the programming easier, but also offer a wide array of benefits like better control onto a webpage and fully integrated debugging support. The technology allows developers to choose suitable web forms and web services in order to make applications with solid back end infrastructure such as authenticating schemes, customizating application configuration, and caching frequently used data.

With the popularity of ASP.NET, many expert developers have stepped in the market to offer quality outsourcing ASP.NET development services to clients from varied industry verticals. Find your developer and get improved functionalities and usability online.

Jai Prakash Sharma
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How To Choose A Trusted Web Development Company

Businesses these days should have a website if they do not want to be behind the times. Having an attractive and efficient website is already essential in an online marketing campaign nowadays. And for this reason, the need for great quality websites is very evidently relevant. It is a good thing, though, that there already a number of different companies offering web development services.

As a business owner, you need to know how to choose a trusted web development company. These companies come in all kinds and sizes. If you are looking to engage an expert in digital marketing, why not find a company that offers both that and web development in its list of services?

Meanwhile, many branding agencies also offer web development services, so it would be like hitting two birds with one stone to engage one of them if you intend to outsource all these related services. If you are looking to hire a web development service, you must do your research. Here are some tips to help you.

First, look for the competency level. You want to make sure that the company and its staff are really good at the services they offer. Check if they have the necessary experience and skills to ensure the quality of their work.

Checking the portfolio is also an advantage. You want to assess the company’s previous projects so you can have an idea of how they will work on your project and how it is likely to turn out. You also want to see the range of projects they have worked on to see how versatile they can be with work for their different clients

You need to find out if the company has enhanced security coding for websites. It has to be connected with business data so that clients can use it. You need to verify that the company has specialists for both front end and back end creation. It is all very technical, which further proves the point about a back end web development specialist being necessary.

Check if the company has an R&D department. A research and development department is important in keeping the staff updated on all the latest trends and technologies. This then allows team members to ensure that they are ahead of the curve and their work, always relevant and timely. There are other considerations as well, budget and rates being some of them, but the above give you a pretty good set to start with if you really want to ensure you choose a trusted web development company.