Are you looking for web designers in Singapore to build your website? Are you wondering what should be considered before you hire a perfect web developer for you?
In this blog post, I am going to share a few essential elements of a web design package that you must consider before you hire any designer or developer.
#1 Domain/Web Hosting
You must make sure whether you are going to get a free domain and web hosting in the same package cost or not. Many webmasters think that domain/web hosting is an integral part of any web design package but that’s not the case. So, it’s always better to check before hiring a web developer.
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#2 Responsive Web Design
Although most web developers build only responsive websites these days there are still many designers & developers who don’t include responsive web design features in their website package. It is, therefore, a good idea to check with them before you finalize the deal.
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#3 Basic On-Page SEO
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is one of the best ways of getting targeted traffic to a website. But do you know that SEO starts with the website only? Yes, to a great extent, effective SEO really depends on how your website architecture is.
Therefore, you must check with your web developers if their website package includes basic on-page SEO elements like meta tags integration, fast loading speed, canonical and image tags, interlinking of pages, SEO-friendly URLs, social media integration, etc.
When you sign off a CMS or eCommerce website package, you must make sure that your web developer or designer should train you on website management. Once the website is completed & deployed on the live server, you must be able to create pages, upload images, manage products (in the case of eCommerce websites), and so on. Therefore, you must check whether a short training is included in the proposed web design package or not.
Analytics is very important to view the traffic and their behavior on your website. It becomes even more imperative if you are running online marketing campaigns such as Facebook marketing. It doesn’t take more than a few minutes for a web developer to include a 3rd party analytics tool such as Google Analytics but it does make a world of difference for you to have this tool in place.
#6 No Hidden Charges
I have noticed that there are several web designers and developers who would charge their clients for the deployment of websites on the server. Before you sign off on a website design package, do ensure that there are no such hidden charges whatsoever. Just to avoid any possible conflicts and arguments.
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