4 Questions You Should Ask Your Web Development Partner

It’s easy to start a web design business. Some PhotoShop skills, a few convincing marketing buzzwords, some trendy business cards…and someone calls themselves a web design company. We’ve seen it too many times over the years.

How do you know if your new “partner” is using you as the first client to put on their roster, or is a seasoned vet? If you’re looking for an experienced and reputable web design firm, we strongly suggest asking these 4 questions before signing a contract. If you don’t, there’s a good chance Back40 Design will end up rescuing you, your project and your domain name. We’ve done it many times.

1. How many websites have you designed and launched?

Why ask? It takes more than a few successful site launches to call yourself a web developer. And designing a site is not the same as designing and launching a site for a happy customer. We’re thinking the magic number should be 100. That’s when a developer or design firm has seen enough and tried enough to truly understand the challenges:

  • Accurate project scope
  • Accurate timeline
  • Effective communication
  • Detail management
  • And the list goes on…

We’ve earned the trust of hundreds of clients over the past 17 years. If you want to go with an experienced web design firm, we’d like to know more about your project. Let’s get started.

2. Is your company financially healthy?

Why ask? Because you don’t want the company you are working with to close shop and