Do you need a website?
Have you been looking out to hire a web design company in the UAE?
If yes, you may be wondering how can you make sure that you hire a reliable, professional, yet affordable website designer or agency in Dubai or anywhere in the UAE. Right?
This blog post will help you to shortlist and hire the best website design company. Here, we have shared 12 important questions that you must ask a web design company before you award your project to them.
#1 How much experience do you have in website design & development?
The most important question to ask a web design company in the UAE is about their experience. How much experience do they have in website design & development?
When it comes to website development, experience does matter. Especially, it’s important to know about the experience of their team members. Even if the company is a new identity in the UAE, you must ensure that its web designers & developers are experienced.
Why should you hire experienced website designers & developers?
There are many reasons to hire experienced website designers and developers. They have the skills and knowledge necessary to create a website that is both visually appealing and easy to use.
In addition, experienced designers and developers are familiar with the latest web technologies and trends, which can help ensure that your website is up-to-date and relevant.
Hiring experienced professionals can also save you time and money in the long run. They can help you avoid making common mistakes that can result in costly delays or repairs.
Ultimately, working with experienced website designers and developers can help you create a successful online presence for your business.
#2 What’s your expertise in web development?
The next question to ask a web development company is about its core expertise. Are they just good at website designing, or they can also develop hard-coded websites according to your requirements? Or do they also provide website maintenance, website redesigning, and website fixing services?
At Innomedia, we provide efficient yet affordable services for:
- Website design & development
- Website redesign & upgrade
- Website fixing
- Website maintenance
- Website optimization
#3 What are the skills that your team members have?
Now is the time to go a bit technical. You must know about the technical skills that the team members of a web design company have.
Most web designers & web developers can work on the below platforms/CMS/scripts:
- Open sources like Laravel, Code Igniter, etc.
- CMS like WordPress, OpenCart, Drupal, Shopify, etc.
#4 Can I see your website portfolio?
Another question to ask a web development company is about their past works. Therefore, you must ask a web designer or a website company to share the links to websites that they have developed for their clients.
It’s even more important to see their portfolio that’s similar to your requirements. For example, if you want to create an eCommerce website, you must request your shortlisted website agency or web developer UAE to share some of the eCommerce websites that they have built for their clients. It would give you a fair idea about the quality of their work. And you can hire them with confidence.
#5 Will you help me in securing my domain and web hosting?
If you don’t want to handle the technical things yourself, it’s good to hire a web design company that can provide you with all the services such as website hosting, website domain name, etc.
It is therefore important to ask a website builder or website agency if they can manage to secure & maintain your website hosting & domain name. Of course, they can add these additional services to their bill.
#6 Will I be able to manage the website myself?
If you want to take control of your website, you must make sure that you should be able to manage the website yourself, without any technical knowledge. There are several user-friendly CMSs such as WordPress that allow you to change the content & images of your website easily. These CMSs also enable you to create new pages and menu links to your website.
So, the next question to ask should be “What CMS will you use to create my website?” and “Will I be able to manage my website easily?“.
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#7 Will you provide any support or service warranty?
Now, this is one of the most crucial questions that you must ask your web design agency in the UAE. Before you hire a web agency or a web developer, make sure to ask if they will provide you with a service warranty after making your website live. There are some web development companies in the UAE that provide a service warranty after the completion of website development.
At Innomedia, we provide all of our clients with a service warranty of 3 months. After the website development is completed and the website is launched, if any issue occurs within 3 months, Innomedia takes full responsibility to fix them.
#8 How much time you will take to build my website?
If you have a set timeline, you must make sure that you ask your shortlisted web design company about the timeframe to finish your website. If you need a website urgently and your web developer is not able to deliver it according to your timeframe, you shouldn’t hire them at all.
Typically, a basic corporate website takes 2-3 weeks to complete. However, creating an eCommerce website may take a month or more.
#9 What will be the cost to create my website?
Now it’s the time to talk about numbers. Asking about the website development cost.
So, your next question should be “What will be the cost of my website development?”, or “How much do you charge for website development?”, or “How much I will need to pay for my website development?”
At Innomedia, our basic website design package starts at AED 1900 however we keep running some promotions & offers so it’s good to check with us about them. For an eCommerce website development, our basic package starts at AED 3000.
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#10 What are your payment terms?
The next thing to ask your web design company before you hire them is “What are your payment terms?”. Some web development companies in the UAE take a 50% down payment and 50% upon website completion while others may take the payment in 3 instalments.
At Innomedia, we are flexible about the payment terms with our clients. Contact us now to know more about our payment terms.
#11 What’s your website design process?
Before you hire a web design agency in the UAE, make sure to understand their web design process. So, you must ask them “What would be the process that you will follow for my website development?”.
At Innomedia, we follow primarily 5 steps/phases to develop a website:
Step 1: Designing the layout of the website’s homepage
Step 2: Designing the layout of the inner pages (after the homepage’s approval)
Step 3: Development of the website using the approved layouts.
Step 4: Testing & troubleshooting
Step 5: Website deployment
#12 Are there any complimentary services that I will get?
Many people hesitate to ask about the complimentary services that a web design company can provide.
When you hire Innomedia for your website development, you get the free:
- Logo design
- Website hosting for one year
- Website domain (in some cases)
- 3-month support