Finding the Best Website Development Agency

As a business, finding the right web development company is not easy; as there are lots around offering state of the art services at record low prices.

Not to mention offshore companies based in Spain, India and the US – why not work with them. They are after all cheaper (mostly) and may be able to do a better job.

Using a local web development agency.

The main benefit with working with a local agency is that you can visit them and discuss the project face to face. Having an initial meeting with the agency will ensure they are competent and also help in communicating what the project is.

What about using an offshore web agency?

Quality – this would be hard to control if you cannot meet the agency. Skype and webenars are all well and good, but nothing beats a face to face for being able to communicate and discuss.

Remembering that only 10% of communication is verbal, talking on the phone or via e-mail means that the web agency misses 90%.

Which agency if you opt for a UK agency?

There is criteria that most companies look for when choosing a web agency

  • Do they understand the project?
  • Have they experience of your industry?
  • What will it cost?

These are the main things that come up when looking for a web company.

Meet with the agency (as mentioned) is the best way to a/ get a feel for the agency and if they are the sort of agency for you b/ they do understand your project. Many companies will say they understand when they really do not (as no one wants to tell a customer ‘we do not understand’ – could loose the client) understand.

If the agency has worked in your sector previously then they are much better equipped to tackle your project, contribute to is and also second guess to problem solve.

Comparing quotes from local web development companies is really the best way of finding out what the market price is. All companies charge differently and some are quite expensive – to avoid paying over the odds it is advised to get a few quotes.

Website Design – Things to Look Out For Before You Outsource Website Design

If you are not well-verse in website design and development, developing a website can be a very tedious process. You need to deal with all sorts of things like HTML, tables, CSS, slicing, etc. So I believe that you should spend your time on what you do best and outsource website design to an experienced web design agency.

When you decide to outsource website design, it is important that you find a trustworthy and capable agency to do the job. In this article, let me share with you a few things to look out for before you outsource your website design.

Firstly, you must know who you are dealing with. Usually, an agency will send a designer and a salesperson to talk to you about the project. During the meeting, you should ask them a series of questions before you decide to engage them. No question should be left in your mind. This is the best time to clear any doubt you have. On the other hand, they should have a series of questions to ask you too. They will want to find out the direction, corporate color, target audience and other information about your business. You should try your best to answer every question so that they can design a website that suits your vision.

Next, if you do not have a clear design for the designer to work on, you should give the designer a few sites to take reference from. Try to give the designer as much information as possible to facilitate the process. Once they are done with the first draft, they should send you the initial sample. Take a look at the sample and don’t be afraid to point out anything that you don’t like about it.

When you outsource your website design to an agency, open communication is very important. They will not mind if you drop them an email with more information or when you have any question about the website. Open communication minimizes misunderstanding and makes the project goes smoothly.

These are some of the things to look out for if you want to outsource your website design to an agency. If you are not well-verse in web design, it is best that you spend your time on the things that you do best. Leave the tedious development to the professionals.

A good website is like a good salesperson. You should not compromise the quality of your website for anything. So be serious about this and create a good website that will bring you more business.

Best Web Hosting For Me and My Family’s Requirements

For a long period of time I have been planning to put by business up on the net. Though I sell quite a number of unique goods, my chances of striking it big in a small town are quite limited. A few days back one of my friends suggested me to launch a website. According to him, many other businesses from my town already had their presence on the net and they were earning a good sum of money due to the worldwide exposure their goods were receiving from their websites. My family was also intently listening to my friend and they too wanted to have their own website.

My wife wanted to showcase her unique grandma’s recipe to the entire world. My daughter wanted to have her personal website and so did my son. It seemed that I would have to fork out a huge sum of money to accommodate all their wishes. However my friend told me that there was no reason to worry about. According to him, there are professional web hosting agencies that are tailor made for my requirements. He explained to me that there was a professional web hosting company where I could host as many domains as I wanted with just one account.

This was not the end of the story. I would not have to pay any charges to register my domain since the package offered by that web hosting organization included a free domain name registration for life. I act as an agent for various software organizations and some of them provide trials versions for free. Since that would mean a good amount of disk space and also a good amount of data transfer when people downloaded the free samples, would I be able to host them on my website? My friend assured me that the web hosting company he was talking about provided unlimited disk space and unlimited data transfer too. That organization would also setup the server for free.

The website builder provided by that company would allow my kids… who had no idea about webpage designing… to design a professional website. The unlimited MYSQL databases provided by the hosting company would surely help my business a lot. This organization provides cPanel which is one of the best control panels of the web hosting industry. When he told me the costs I would have to pay for the same I did not believe it. In an era where prices of everything are inflating, how can these folks afford to provide such low prices?