The three most important questions to ask yourself when hiring website designers and developers:
Most of the times when we are asked about building a website, the first three questions we receive are: When can it be done? Do I need to do anything? How much will it cost?
These questions pop out within the first five minutes, and are unfortunately anything but easy to determine. Whether we like to admit it or not, a project like this does not usually have quick answers to number 1 or number 3. The short answers are usually “when do you need it by” and another answer telling you “typically between ‘x’ and ‘y’, depending on how large of a project it is”. This brings me to the three important questions you must know the answer to in order to make any meeting with a developer/designer as beneficial as possible.
Ah the internet: the great promise of bigger and better things to all businesses and people. Where one can make a fortune in a day, become a sensation in the time it takes to “go viral” (see? Buzzword!), and generally expand your horizons from the area that you can physically access to all over the world as fast as you can say “generation c”. I know that for some of you reading this, the idea of this is second nature and that the very voice in which I am writing this sounds “old”, much like a textbook talking about what the promise of dial-up internet and the ability to “instantly message” people really means.