When your company is considering a new website, there are some very key questions you need to ask when consulting a web development firm.  Here is a list of what we consider the most important along with other topical items of importance.

 

Before contacting a Phoenix Web Design company, it’s important to ask questions within your organization.  The most important and first thing to ask is what are our goals for the new site?  I know this seems like a no-brainer but often times we find that companies aren’t really aligned internally with their vision for the new site and what functions it should have.  Our web design company in Phoenix consults with companies each week.  We often realize that not all of the decision-makers within an organization have the same goals.  It is of the utmost importance for us to uncover the vision of everyone involved, find solutions that fit and then build a roadmap to meet those goals.  There is often a lot of compromise that needs to happen within an organization to reach a common goal.  So, what is the easiest way to make sure that the decision-makers in your organization are all on the same page?  We recommend beginning with a survey.  Ask each person involved about their “wish list” for a new website, their goals for the company and how that can all tie together to make their jobs and duties easier.  Doing this preliminary work will help your company align its goals and make sure that everyone is on the same page.  Once the company has their objectives in order, finding the right web design and development firm will be much easier.

How do we find the right firm to help us meet these goals?  Finding the right Web Design and Development company is key.  Once you’ve got your wish list together, doing diligent research on a select group of developers is the next step.  How long have they been in business?  How many websites have they built?  Is their portfolio available online for me to see?  Are their reviews on Google positive?  Can they provide me with lists of recent projects that they’ve brought to completion?  Have they helped other clients in our industry or a similar one?  Can they provide me with a list of clients who will provide them with a referral?  Once we reach out, how fast did they respond to us?  Are they a local company here in the Phoenix area.  Are they available to meet with us in person?  How long has our representative been with the company?  What is their background and experience?  Can they provide examples of solutions they’ve provided other clients with similar needs?  What is their typical timeline on projects similar to ours?  And of course, how much will this project cost?

What are the best solutions available to reach our goals as a company?  Once you’ve successfully vetted a select list Web Design Companies in the Phoenix area.  It’s important to discuss design and development platform options, plugin solutions, search engine optimization methods, and marketing strategies.  It’s important for your companies of choice to provide you with a solid and detailed roadmap of the project and all the details included to help your company meet these objectives.  Not every project is the right fit for every firm.  Over the years, our web design company has passed on many projects.  Often times, during our consultation process, we will uncover needs that aren’t a great fit for our company.  Many design and development companies will do anything to make a sale.  We never like to over promise and under deliver.  If your design and development firm is reputable and honest you may find that they are willing to let you know if your project is a good fit for them and if they are the right firm for you.  We recommend getting 3 separate quotes from 3 firms in the area.  This will give you great bargaining power along with educating you on the processes needed to meet your goals.

We here at NEXTFLY want to wish you all the best on your research for the right web design firm for your project.  Our advice is always free and if our company is not a good fit, we will be sure to point you in the right direction.