Questions you should ask your web developer

Posted: 7 months ago by Ekpono Ambrose | Reading Time 2 min

Before we start, let’s get acquainted with who a web developer is.

According to techopedia

A Web developer is a kind of programmer who specializes in the development of applications relating to the World Wide Web or distributed network applications, which typically run protocols like HTTP from a Web server to a client browser using associated programming languages like HTML/CSS, C#, Ruby and PHP to name a few.

At this point, we can fully understand that a web developer is the person building your website or a web application.

The relationship between a web developers and business owners is purely co-independent because developers need business owners and via versa.

Therefore, as a business owner when contacting a developer to build website or web applications, what are the right questions you should ask?

Here are 10 essential questions a business owner need to ask?

  1. What is the speed of my website (use this link http://gtmetrix.com to measure your website performance)
     
  2. Is this web application scaleable (architecture pattern)
     
  3. What are the features that will be added on next release (features for version 2.0)
     
  4. Which technologies are you using and why (languages, frameworks, databases)
     
  5. How do you intend to maintain the website (period of engagement after first launch)
     
  6. What are the best practices used to ensure other developers can read your code
     
  7. Are you using version control (Github, Gitlab, Bitbucket etc)
     
  8. How long is the build time (time and period that features will be available and ready to be tested)
     
  9. How do you intend to work on SEO (online visibility through google search or other search engines)
     
  10. What security measures are in place to prevent the site from hackers

Next article we will discuss the answers you should expect from these questions.

Final Note: Each of these questions is necessary to form a guideline throughout the development process and also to be on the right side. 
Businesses need developers to build tools and so do developers need businesses to survive.

Happy build time!!!