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10 Essential Questions to Ask a Web
Developer for Your New Website
Discover the key questions to ask a web developer when designing your new website. This guide
provides insights into site design, cost, revisions, payment terms, CMS options, support, themes,
mobile responsiveness, and content provision. Maximize your website's success with expert
advice.
1. List of Sites You Designed
Showcase Your Portfolio
Get a glimpse of the developer's expertise by exploring their previous projects.
Evaluate their versatility, design aesthetics, and suitability to your industry.
Diverse Range
Review websites created for different purposes such as e-commerce, blogs, and
corporate sites. Assess their ability to adapt to various design requirements.
User Experience
Examine the functionality and user-friendly elements to ensure they align with your
vision of an intuitive and engaging website.
2. Cost of the Project
1 Transparent
Pricing
Consultation should
result in a clear
estimate, including
design, development,
and any additional
features you require.
2 Ongoing Costs
Discuss maintenance
fees, hosting, and
domain renewal
expenses. Ensure
there are no surprises
beyond the initial
price.
3 Value for Money
Assess the costs
against the
developer's
experience,
reputation, and ability
to deliver a high-
quality website that
meets your objectives.
3. Project Manager
Efficient
Communication
Designate a project
manager who will be the
key point of contact
throughout the
development process. This
ensures effective
communication and project
coordination.
Expertise and Skills
The project manager
should be knowledgeable,
experienced, and capable
of understanding your
requirements, translating
them into meaningful
instructions for the
development team.
Client Satisfaction
Confirm that the project
manager will be responsible
for ensuring your ultimate
satisfaction with the end
product.
4. Number of Revisions Allowed
1 Revision Policy
Establish the number
of revisions included in
the development
package. Discuss how
additional revisions
will be handled and
any associated costs.
2 Flexibility
Ensure the developer
is open to changes
and modifications to
accommodate your
evolving needs during
the design process.
3 Creative
Collaboration
Discuss how the
developer encourages
your feedback and
input to achieve a
website that fully
represents your brand
identity and goals.
5. Payment Terms and Options
Flexible Payment
Plans
Discuss available payment
options, such as installment
plans or milestone-based
payments, to align with your
budget and cash flow
requirements.
Deposit and Final
Payment
Agree upon a deposit
amount to initiate the
project and determine the
final payment terms upon
project completion.
Payment Security
Ensure that the developer
employs secure payment
gateways to protect your
financial information during
transactions.
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10 Essential Questions to Ask a Web Developer.pptx

  • 1. 10 Essential Questions to Ask a Web Developer for Your New Website Discover the key questions to ask a web developer when designing your new website. This guide provides insights into site design, cost, revisions, payment terms, CMS options, support, themes, mobile responsiveness, and content provision. Maximize your website's success with expert advice.
  • 2. 1. List of Sites You Designed Showcase Your Portfolio Get a glimpse of the developer's expertise by exploring their previous projects. Evaluate their versatility, design aesthetics, and suitability to your industry. Diverse Range Review websites created for different purposes such as e-commerce, blogs, and corporate sites. Assess their ability to adapt to various design requirements. User Experience Examine the functionality and user-friendly elements to ensure they align with your vision of an intuitive and engaging website.
  • 3. 2. Cost of the Project 1 Transparent Pricing Consultation should result in a clear estimate, including design, development, and any additional features you require. 2 Ongoing Costs Discuss maintenance fees, hosting, and domain renewal expenses. Ensure there are no surprises beyond the initial price. 3 Value for Money Assess the costs against the developer's experience, reputation, and ability to deliver a high- quality website that meets your objectives.
  • 4. 3. Project Manager Efficient Communication Designate a project manager who will be the key point of contact throughout the development process. This ensures effective communication and project coordination. Expertise and Skills The project manager should be knowledgeable, experienced, and capable of understanding your requirements, translating them into meaningful instructions for the development team. Client Satisfaction Confirm that the project manager will be responsible for ensuring your ultimate satisfaction with the end product.
  • 5. 4. Number of Revisions Allowed 1 Revision Policy Establish the number of revisions included in the development package. Discuss how additional revisions will be handled and any associated costs. 2 Flexibility Ensure the developer is open to changes and modifications to accommodate your evolving needs during the design process. 3 Creative Collaboration Discuss how the developer encourages your feedback and input to achieve a website that fully represents your brand identity and goals.
  • 6. 5. Payment Terms and Options Flexible Payment Plans Discuss available payment options, such as installment plans or milestone-based payments, to align with your budget and cash flow requirements. Deposit and Final Payment Agree upon a deposit amount to initiate the project and determine the final payment terms upon project completion. Payment Security Ensure that the developer employs secure payment gateways to protect your financial information during transactions.
  • 7. 6. Content Management System (CMS) Used CMS Options Evaluate the developer's knowledge and expertise with popular CMS platforms, such as WordPress, Shopify, or Joomla, to ensure compatibility with your desired platform. User-Friendly Interface Confirm that the selected CMS allows you to easily update and manage your website content without extensive technical knowledge. Scalability and Customization Discuss the CMS's ability to accommodate future expansion of your website's features and functionality.
  • 8. 7. Kind of Support Provided 1 Post-Launch Assistance Ensure the developer offers ongoing technical support and assistance after the website has launched. 2 Maintenance and Updates Discuss options for routine website maintenance, including software updates, performance optimization, backups, and security measures. 3 Training and Documentation Confirm if the developer will provide training materials or documentation to help manage your website independently.
  • 9. 8. Available Themes for the Website Variety of Themes Explore the developer's range of pre-designed website themes to choose from. Assess their quality, aesthetics, and suitability for your industry. Responsive Design Ensure the themes are responsive and adaptable to different screen sizes and devices for optimal user experience. Customization Options Confirm whether the themes can be customized to reflect your unique brand identity and design preferences.
  • 10. 9. Mobile Responsiveness of the Design 1 Mobile-Friendly Design Verify that the developer prioritizes mobile responsiveness to ensure your website looks great and functions seamlessly across all devices. 2 Optimized User Experience Discuss how the developer ensures user-friendly navigation, fast load times, and effective content display on mobile devices. 3 Mobile SEO Ensure that the developer implements best practices for mobile search engine optimization, helping you achieve higher rankings in mobile search results.
  • 11. 10. Content Provision Services Content Creation Assistance Discuss the developer's capacity to assist with content creation, such as copywriting, image selection, and SEO optimization. Content Migration If you have an existing website, confirm if the developer provides services to migrate your current content to the new website. Content Management Training Ensure you receive training on how to manage and update website content effectively for maximum impact.