What Do You Need To Know About Your Web Development
Establishing a strong online presence
is not an easy task. That is why businesses seek the
services of a professional web development team to
create their web presence and promote it further.
But is it not as easy as it sounds. The success of
a web development projects highly depends upon your
choice of the service provider. While a experienced
team can provide you great deliverables, a wrong choice
can land your online endeavor in a total mess. That
is why it is very important to devote quality time
to research about service providers and once you have
a good amount of options, interview them just as diligently
like you would any in-house employee. Here are some
things that you need to ask them before signing on
the dotted line.
What is the Level of Technical Knowledge?
Ask them is they are familiar with HTML,
CSS or XHTML. HTML is the basic root of web development.
If they do not understand and are not proficient in
HTML, there is no way they can even build a website
let alone build a good one.
Do they follow SEO Considerations?
Search engine optimization may be a
post-development procedure. However, if you want your
website to be search engine friendly, you need to
keep some SEO considerations during the development
Would the website be Cross Browser Compatible?
XHTML and CSS are vital to ensure the
cross browser compatibility of websites. Cross browser
compatibility is a very important consideration. This
is because your visitors may use various browsers
to access your website and to cater to all of them,
you need to make sure that your website functions
well on all the major browsers. If your website looks
great on IE but is a mess on Firefox, you will end
up losing all your Firefox visitors.
What is the Average Load Time of their
Slow loading websites are a major turn-off
for Internet users. And people don't usually visit
a website again if it has made them wait the first
time. This is why it is very important to optimize
your website so that it loads faster and performs
well. Check with the potential web development team
if they have expertise of employing optimization tools
and strategies that help fasten the load time of your
website by optimizing the images and the underlying
code. Faster websites equal to high visitor retention
rate. Go through their portfolio page and check out
the websites they have designed in the past. See how
much time they take to load. This would give you a
hint about how good the company makes websites.
What Server Side Programming Language
do they use?
When you want a professional website
for your business, it is but obvious that you would
incorporate interactive features like Comments Box,
Sign Up for Newsletters and so on. The potential web
development team should be familiar with one of the
other common server side programming language and
know how to use it efficiently. Some of the common
web programming languages are Adobe, ASP and ASP.NET,
JSP, PHP and Perl.
What type of Database do they use?
Databases are used to store important
website information like articles blog posts, email
addresses and all. Popular databases include Microsoft
SQL Server, Microsoft Access, MySQL, and Oracle. These
databases are generally supported by major web programming
About the Author:
Kabir Bedi is a senior web consultant
working with LeXolution IT Services, a reputed offshore
development company based in India. He has over
10 years of experience in the web industry and has
successfully delivered several web
design India projects to international clients.
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