No matter what scale of a business you are running, the selection of the right web development company can always be confusing and complex. Due to a lack of understanding technical parts of web design techniques, companies and individuals struggle to choose a web design company that best suits their needs.
If you turn to Google and search for the best website development company in Nepal, you will find a plethora of results. Most of them provide the same features and have the same pricing structure.
So, in this article, we will not only discuss how to find the best website designing company, but also the right one for you.
However, you must first understand “why you need a website“, whether it is for your personal use or business.
Today, the website is the face of your business. It represents your best self. Your website features your branding and mission through the image. Having an online presence can save a great deal of time in today’s hectic schedules, as people prefer to see you online than communicate in person.
Having decided that you need a website, you now have to make sure that it connects you with your visitors. But, the website development market is crowded; how do you know whom to choose?
How do you know which is the best website development company in Nepal?
To guide you in your dilemma we have compiled a list of questions that will help you screen out candidates and filter those that best meet your needs.
What services do you offer?
When selecting a web development company, you should try finding someone who can provide you with a comprehensive package. It can benefit you if they can handle every aspect of your online business.
Your first condition should be to hire someone who can host your website. But also provide you with other services like digital marketing and branding or mobile application development. Many companies offer only barebones services, so make sure you find a company that can offer you an all-exclusive package. Some companies offer a variety of options in order to remain competitive, but that doesn’t mean they know their stuff. So, you should always inquire about their past work.
No, you do not have to be suspicious about it. It is nothing more than a background check for your own assurance
What is your research process like?
You need a website that works well for both the company and its clients and the first step to creating a successful site is identifying your industry and business. This first step cannot be ignored, a website development company that fully understands your business, the market, and your customers will surely take it to a new height.
Does your website design company offer domain name registration?
A website must have a name before it can go live and be accessed by potential customers. This is where domain name registration comes into play. Most of the companies readily offer this service nowadays.
However, an important factor to check is whether it is registered in their name or your business name.
Let’s examine some situations:
- What if your web developer disappears?
- What if they go out of business?
- What if your long-term relationship fails in the future?
Your domain name is coming up for renewal and you do not have the control, you might miss the chance and someone can snap it up. Nobody wants that, of course.
So, remember to either sign an agreement on what to do if one of the situations arises or simply have the control from day one.
What kinds of projects have you taken on?
There is a lot to consider in this question.
You can see if the developer understands the scope of the project. If developers cannot visualize the website you want, they cannot build it. The developer or development firm you are considering should be able to describe in some detail what they plan to do with your project. You can choose someone who specializes in that particular area or go with someone that has experience in a variety of development types.
One-size-fits-all is a lone-gone design concept. So if you want to find the right partner it is important to choose someone with a healthy and creative philosophy, one who works closely with their client and considers their brands.
A follow-up question.
“Have you taken any similar projects like this before?”
and request them if they can show their previous works.
The best thing you can do is to listen to a project that has similar goals and features as yours – this will make you confident they can do the same for you. This also ensures that the company handles the project in-house.
What if they haven’t built a similar site before?
Don’t filter them out without batting an eye. Look to see if they are up-front about it? Do they have any ideas? What challenges would they expect? Do they take your design as the main concern?
Get the time to analyze their design themes, their attention to detail, their ideas, and their ability to scale projects.
They might just be the right one for you.
What is the project timeline?
The more a project scopes changes, the more time it takes to build a site. The more major edits you make along the way, the more hours it takes to complete the project. Implying, the exact timeline for completion of a web development project is confusing and not consistent. Also, taking longer to design a website will cost you more since you will miss out on potential clients and customers. That is why when you sign the contract make sure to ask for a timeline that outlines significant milestones so that even if minor changes occur, there is not a vast change in the time leading up to launch date.
In conclusion, make sure you communicate frequently with the developer so you can be updated on the general progress of the project.
With this a new question arises that needs to be answered.
How will you communicate during the development process?
The smooth communication between the developer and the client impacts the overall growth of the website. The contrast in work progress between those companies and clients that stay in touch in a regular manner versus those who don’t is notable.
So be cautious if someone refuses to openly communicate with you on a frequent basis.
At Zookti, we use project management software called Slack, to communicate with and collaborate with our clientele along with those who are using our services.
However, every development company has a different means of communication. So be sure to question them about where, when and how they plan on communicating with you.