What to look for in a website developer
If you’re not a technology person, it’s not easy to choose a technology partner to develop your website. Fortunately, there are qualities you can look for without reviewing a single line of code.
A genuine interest in your business needs. The newest and shiniest solution isn’t always the most appropriate. Taking an interest in your business isn’t just polite – it’s the only way for your agency to make sure the solution fits your true requirements.
Rigorous project management. Your website agency must manage time and budget as well as the work quality. WSG has the tools, experience, and skills to keep the project on the rails and push the boundaries of possibility.
The right range of partnerships. A combination of breadth and depth is important. Technology platforms have different strengths and capabilities, and platform-specific expertise is highly valuable. But if your agency only knows one platform, guess what they’re going to recommend for you?
Assessing the situation, goals, and requirements
We begin by assessing your current environment and technology stack, speaking to your key stakeholders and tech leads. Our goal is to understand your business needs, and learn how these inform your technology requirements. If we’re also designing your website, technical discovery is part of an integrated discovery and strategy process.
Creating a tech strategy that works
An optimal technology architecture requires a skillful balancing of factors – current and future needs, workflows, integrations, regulatory requirements, in-house technical resources and, of course, budget – to arrive at the right solution.
Our experienced technology team acts as your strategic partners – helping you rebuild your tech stack or finding a solution that plays nicely with the tools you have.
Delivering a complete website solution
We’re an end-to-end website development agency, so we are more than capable of handling your digital strategy, information architecture, website design, and content creation.
We begin planning early for the features we know the site will need, so that we can scope development appropriately. And we architect and design the website with an understanding of the unique capabilities of the platform the site will be built on.
Preparing your team for handover
When we deliver your new site, we don’t just throw you the keys and run. We walk you through the CMS, show you how to use it (and how not to use it), and make sure everyone touching the website is comfortable with managing it. Launch day is time to celebrate – and to start planning enhancements that deliver even more value to your users and business.