To set up an online website for your business presence is vital for the success of your business and generating customers. Technology plays an important role in life and so does having the right CMS for your website. Once a website has been developed, one can’t forget about the updating of content and maintenance, as a website is an investment.

Today, I shall discuss questions that you can ask any web developer so that you and your web developer have an initial clear project vision so that time, money and headaches will be avoided.

What is the right Content Management System (CMS)?

There are many types of content management systems (CMS) that can be utilized, these range from WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and Magento. WordPress and Joomla are most commonly used for business startups and brochure websites. A person can easily maintain content, videos and images within the CMS. Drupal is used by organizations due to custom logic and Magento is a famous e-commerce system.

Are there any ongoing web development costs that might be incurred?

Before your website developer has created your website, it’s important to ask them about any ongoing maintenance and custom functionality costs that might be incurred. Some web developers charge their customers this service.

How long will it take for my website to be created?

Web developers sometimes may not have a lot of time on their hands and might be trying to juggle other web related projects. Be upfront initially and ask about the time-frame of work that it will take for your website to be completed and online.

Will my website look nice on mobile phones and tablets?

Smart-phones and tablets have become increasingly popular in our times and in some ways have become more popular than conventional home-based computers. A website has to be responsive and look professional on both a desktop and smart-phone device. Ask your web developer if they have a comprehensive knowledge of mobile web programming, and their client portfolio of past web projects.

Deryn Johnstone

I operate my business Creative Website Designs. My specialties are in Web Development, Search Engine Optimization, Online Marketing, PHP, OpenText, HTML,CSS, JavaScript, Word press, and Joomla. I formally worked as a web developer and SEO Specialist for Bell Potter Securities, Exa and Arrows Internet Marketing.

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