Choosing the right web development agency – Areas you can’t miss-out!
Choosing the right web development agency is an important decision you would have to make when looking to future-proof your business in the digital world. In today’s lustrous digital world, you need an aesthetically pleasing and functionally solid website that can attract and engage users. And all of this is only possible if you are able to find an efficient and professional web development agency.
Now, when it comes down to choosing a web development agency, there are various contributing factors that must be accounted for in your quest to ensure making the right choice. From technical prowess to coding skills and from high customer retention rates to successful projects there are various factors to incorporate in your quest.
Below I have listed some of the must-consider areas before finalizing a web development agency. These are the personally tested tips that have helped me choose the best web development agency in UAE and I am sure you will too benefit from it.
So, let’s get started…
• Coding Skills
When you hear the term development, the first thing that should strike in your mind is the coding skills of the agency or developer. It’s one area that’s at the center of everything incorporated in web development.
Now the reason o mention it at the top of the list is because, while searching for a web development agencies in UAE, I get in touch with many companies who despite claiming to be development agencies have zero coding skills. All they were good at was going with a template website template and customize the template to suit your needs.
That’s fraudulent and doesn’t even count in web development but actually web designing services. And when you ask such companies to get you a custom website built from the scratch they will fall over and give lame excuses.
Thereby, when choosing a web development company ask for their development capabilities and whether they are able to give you a custom website (even if you don’t really need it) or not.
– Illustrious Track Record
Ever thought why some companies don’t need to bother about marketing at all? That’s because their glorious track record is enough to establish their authority and make them the champion of the field.
Same goes for web development agencies, where successful projects reflect the abilities, efficiencies, and reliability of the company. Remember, the past is the best indicator of whether you can trust a person/agency for its capabilities or not. Thereby, it’s important to get a detailed insight into the past record of the agency; deeper than what can be seen on the surface. Don’t shy away from asking them about their detailed portfolio; because a reputable and professional company will be highly proud of their projects and will be happy to let you dig deep into their portfolio. While you’ll be able to look at the track record of the company, it will also help you to judge the client servicing and communication of the company.
– Communication and Client Servicing
Unfortunately, this is one area which is often overlooked by many companies. When I make a choice for a web development agency in UAE, I ensured that the agency is reachable at all times with multiple channels of communication and is ready to hear my concerns and act on them.
The problem is, web development can be a long and stretchy project and you will need a constant line of communication to be able to stay aware of the project status as well as give your inputs about the project completed thus far. Besides, the communication gap can also result in project delays, which are frustrating, to be honest.
– Integration Experts
Third-party system integration has become a necessity for websites and your choice of web development agency should be able to perform it without any problem. Third-party systems like MailChimp or others are meant to give businesses more powers and more control of their systems and let them market products/services with greater efficiency. And this is something which you must not neglect if you want to future-proof your business.
– Design Experience
To be able to successfully complete a website project, you will need multiple professional working simultaneously on your project and being able to create a synergy among themselves. Among various components required for a website, web design is one important component, which is largely responsible to give the website pleasant, engaging looks; so important to increase your engage and hook your customers.
My choice of a web development agency in UAE included was a company that offers all related services as a package like a web design, SEO, marketing as well. This way I make sure that my website stays at top of performance from all aspects.
– Industry Experience
While it isn’t an absolute necessity, nonetheless, if you are able to figure out an agency that has already worked in your industry there’s nothing better than it.
Well, just like each industry has its own unique processes and requirement, so does a website. For instance, a website for online taxi booking needs to carry a totally different theme than a website for an online bakery.
While it may sound absurd, but beneath the surface, there are technicalities specific to each industry and hiring a professional agency with prior experience in your industry will definitely help you speed things up and get better results.
There is a quote, “spoilt for choices” and this fits perfectly for web development agencies. Getting to choose from hundreds of thousands of choices, it’s easy to cease decision-making ability. Besides, with each agency claiming to be best, you need to follow a detailed and thorough process to ensure you stay on the right track and make a well-informed decision.