The net has changed the ways in which businesses these days conduct themselves. Whether you are in UAE, America or India, growing digitisation, internet penetration and mobile connectivity has diminished the borders and opened up the marketplace to a wider audience.
And, if you are a businessman based out of Dubai, but you still do not have your website, then you are losing on the online bonanza in a big way. Also, if you do have a website, but you are not getting sufficient number of visitors, then there is something wrong with your online strategy, you need to consider hiring a web design company that can develop and maintain a smart website for your business, which gives you the desired results.
Selecting a web design company for creating and maintaining your website is a crucial decision to make. You should carefully weigh your options, do some research on your own, and then finalise.
It is important to take note of these 5 tips when hiring a web design company for developing and upkeep of your website.
5 tips you should keep in mind when hiring a web design company
- There is no alternate to experience.
It is important to look for an organisation, which is established and has ample experience in the web design industry. You can measure this from their number of years in operation, the portfolio they carry and the clients they work for. Always keep in mind your long term interest. Hence, a company that is professional, has stable business operation and can take care of your long term needs is what you should look for.
Do not try to save money and hire an agency or an individual just because their services are comparatively economical. This most often than not will prove to be damaging to the success of your business.
Also, ensure that the company you are dealing with is not outsourcing the job to a third party. Hence, the company that you engage with should have their own web developers, support staff and technical experts.
- Find out the kind of support they provide.
Support is an important function which you cannot do without, and it is better that the terms are spelt out in advance. The company you hire should be able to provide timely, knowledgeable, reliable and cost effective support. Changes on the internet happen at a lightning fast speed, a professional help therefore is a must. From hosting to email and domain name to using the content management system, you might need their help at every step.
It is always advisable to get support from the company that is designing your website.
- Always make your website mobile friendly
Smartphone market not just in Dubai, but the world over, is growing at a fast pace. Many of your clients now view sites on their mobile devices as well. Make sure that the company you hire makes your website mobile friendly, a must for the success of your company.
- Find out in advance about the costing and timeline of your website.
Based on your need, prices of websites can genuinely vary. The cost of your website would increase if you are looking for specific functionalities, or if the design is too intricate, or if the number of pages are more. But, everything in terms of what you have to pay, depending of course on your requirement, should be spelt out in advance.
It is also very significant that before penning the agreement you ask the company whether they can meet your timeline. Being professionals they must honour what they commit.
- Make sure that you own the designs and content of your website.
This is another important mistake which should be avoided. Again, before getting into a deal you need to ask them whether they are ready to hand over all the proprietary rights of the website to you. In case your company is looking for investment capital, you should be the owner of the content and design of the website.
Also, make sure that your website is on a CMS platform, so that you have access to the content. This will allow you to edit or update the website content as and when you want. A CMS software has a user friendly interface, which makes it easy for you to add or edit the content conveniently.
If you own a business, but do not have a website, or in case you are not getting sufficient number of visitors for your site, then you should instantaneously get in touch with vStacks Software Solutions now.
vStacks Software Solutions is a professionally managed web designing services company, which gives you 24X7 expert support. They have sufficient experience to meet all your web design needs.
At vStacks Software Solutions, we hand-hold you to harness the full potential of the internet.