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How to Hire a Web Developer: The Do’s and Don’ts for Success

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How to hire a web developer: general guidelines (short version): With so many options to choose from, the task of hiring a web developer can be quite complex. The first and foremost thing to consider is: which technology is most suitable for the web application for your business. Depending on the platform you choose, hourly development rates can double, or even quadruple. Planning ahead is considering the possibility of changing your web developer in the future. Finding a developer means finding an expert for the source code used on your website. Quite often, developers will encourage clients to “rebuild,” or “build from scratch,” a website done by someone else. Sometimes this is the best option, especially if you are intending to overhaul the website’s look and feel completely. However, also keep in mind that dishonest developers tend to take this route to achieve higher profit margins, even when simple additions/alterations requested are quite possible and easy to do. Know your site’s source code / platform, know the standard hourly rates for developers of various expertise levels. Research the capabilities of various content management systems and choose the platform most suitable for your application. If shopping around for a developer, have ready a highly detailed, specific list of instructions and project demands. Do not let developers improvise unless the alterations they do… [ View Full Post ]