To be successful in your web development projects it is very important that you choose the best service provider. Experienced web development team will provide you with great project, but a wrong choice will make your online business a total mess. This is why it is very important to spend some time to research about the web development companies. Once you have collected the good amount of options, then you can interview them likewise you would do for an in-house employee. Below you find some few things that you need to ask them before you sign an agreement with them.
Level of Technical Knowledge
Ask them whether they are familiar with the basis of web development languages like HTML, CSS, and XHTML. HTML is the basic root for web development. If you know that they are not able to understand and they are not good in HTML, then there is no way that you can’t even built a website with them.
Ask them about their SEO methodologies. Though search engine optimization is a post development procedure, one should follow some consideration of the SEO techniques early in the development phase. This is very important to keep the site search engine friendly.
To make sure that the website is browser compatible, XHTML and CSS are very important. The important consideration is cross browser compatible. Since the visitors will use various browsers to see the website, to cater the needs of all those visitors you need to ensure that your website works well in all the major browsers. For example if the website works well in Firefox and it is a mess in IE then the site will lose all the IE visitors.
Average Load time of their website
Slow loading time is the major turn off factor for a website. There are many chance that people will not return to website that made them to wait for a long time during their first visit. So it is very important to optimize a website in such a way that it loads faster. So make sure that you check with the web development team that they are experienced in employing optimization tools and strategies that are used to increase the loading time of the site. Experienced web developers must be able to optimize the images and the underlying codes to make the site load faster. The visitors retention rate will be increased depending on the faster loading time of the site. If possible you can check their portfolio and check the designs they have done for their previous clients. This will help you to estimate the loading time of those sites. This will also give you an hit how the company builds the websites.
Usage of server side programming language
When you want to built a professional website for your business then it is mandatory that you have to use interactive features like comments box, sign up for newsletter, and many more. So the web development team should be familiar with the common server side programing languages and they should know how efficiently they can use it.
Usage of database
Database are very important in a site since it stores the website information like articles, blogs, email address, etc. So they must be capable of handling databases in a efficient way. Some of the popular databases used by the web developers are SQL server, Microsoft access, MYSQL, and Oracle. All these databases are supported by most of the web programming languages.