Thursday, 17 January 2013

Key Features of a Professional Web Design and Development Company

Key Features of a Professional Web Design and Development Company

Today, if you have a business, you must have a website for it. Your website sells your products and services to the whole world. In today's fast-paced, technology-driven business world, it is simply a fact of life that if your business doesn't have an online presence, you're going to have a much harder time succeeding.

Next thing, you don't need only a website but a quality and good looking attractive website. These days your website is your storefront. Just as a run-down storefront can send customers to your competitor across the street, a poorly-designed website can send them to the next Google search result. In other words, you don't just need a website. You need a high-quality website. You need an attractive design with an intuitive layout and well-written content.

So, for having your own business website, you should consult a good website designing and development company. Before giving contract of your business website to any web designing and development company, you must ensure following points:

1. Web Design and Development company must have a recognized name in the web design and development industry.

2. Web Design and Development company must have good experience and knowledge in web design domain. Ask for the previous project samples on which they have worked upon.

3. Always get to know about their clients and customers with which they are dealing. Go through the testimonials their clients have written for them. Always check the track record of the company.

4. Not only web design, also ask for different kind of facilities your web designing and development company should provide you like content management, blog posting, email services, web hosting, social media (twitter, facebook, linkedin) connection tools etc.

5. While giving contract to any web designing and development company, must ensure that you require not only web version of your website but also the mobile version.Today, internet is accessible from mobile also. Don't let your website look obsolete and unstructured on mobile. So, while designing your website, you must ensure that your website should look nice both in web browser and mobile browsers. Also check you website design on various browsers like Firefox, Chrome, IE, Opera, Safari etc.

6. If your website involves some money transaction features, you must get ensured from your web design and development company that they use security certificates and third party certified tools for transactions like amazon and ebay. Instead of http, https should be used in the url of your website.

7. You must have knowledge about SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Always ask your web design and development company that what measure they are taking for Search Engine Optimization. SEO is very important for any website. Always get ensured that the content of your website is targeting the keywords which are searched on search engines like google, yahoo, msn, ask etc.  People these days don't go to their telephone directory to look for local businesses anymore. They go to their computers and search for them. And if your business doesn't come up in your search results, they don't even consider looking for you anywhere else.

8. Internet Marketing is a key concept today in web designing and development market. Your web design and development company should take responsibility for that. Social media marketing on facebook and twitter is very vital for your website.

9. Logo design, PDF creation, Brand promotion, Brochure designing are the plus points of a web designing and development company.

10. Always ask for post maintenance charges of the website from your web designing company.

11. Free online and customer care support should be provided by your web design and development company.

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