So you’re ready to get a website – or a newly-revamped website – for your business. How do you know which company or freelancer to choose? There are a lot of honest developers out there, and a lot of not-so-honest ones. What are some things to look for when you’re shopping around for a website developer?
What Content Management Service (CMS) is used?
WordPress is one of the most common Content Management Services – and it’s the one we use. You’ll want to find out what CMS a developer will be using to build your site, because if it’s not a widely-used and user-friendly service, then you might have a hard time finding someone else who can help you with your site later on. Many developers are skilled with a CMS like WordPress, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a reliable developer for an affordable price.
Does the developer let you have control over your website?
Some places will get you set up with a basic website for cheap, but then will charge an excessively high rate to make any changes. This controlling, monopolizing method prevents you from finding a cheaper developer, or from making any changes yourself. Make sure the developer gives you the passwords and logins so you can have access to your own website.
Is the website built with responsive/mobile-friendly design?
This is vitally important, and it’s a feature that should be offered by any developer – but check to make sure anyway! More and more people use mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, e-readers, etc.) to access the internet, rather than using laptops or desktop computers. A mobile-friendly site requires code to make the site recognize and adjust to each different mobile operating system (iOS, Android, etc.)
Here at ChristianWebsite.com, we provide all of these things, and more. But don’t take our word for it – visit our site, look over the packages and services we offer, and don’t hesitate to ask us a question!