It’s a given that most brands can benefit from having an online presence. Even small businesses make use of Facebook Pages to help get their name out there. Building your own website, however, is another matter entirely.
Know the Difference
Do you already have a website or are you building from the ground up? This makes the difference whether you need a web designer or a web developer. In general, a web designer is better-known for dealing with the creative aspect of web building. A web developer builds the backbone of a website and is known for the left-brain aspect of websites.
Denver Data Web points out that these two jobs are not necessarily mutually exclusive; one person can learn to do both. But if you’re looking to hire someone, it is best to know which part of the process you need to work on.
Know What You Want
If you are building a website, start with a web developer. Find one you can get along with easily and understands where you’re coming from. Make sure you know what you want out of the project. Online discussions are okay but finding someone from your area could be better. If you and your web developer are both in Denver, you can meet over coffee and discuss things more easily face-to-face. Web development can involve a lot of jargon. It may be best if the developer can show you directly what each programming language can do.
Ask for Support
The Internet is dynamic and can easily change in the time it took to hire a web developer to when your project is completed. Make sure that you keep communication between you and the developer open. A developer worth his salt can keep you up-to-date on any developments that can help make your page better.
Note, too, that you may still need their help at a later date. Don’t forget to ask about such arrangements as website updates and how much you will be charged for such services. Keep your presence as dynamic as the platform it is on and you can be sure to can stay at the top of the game.