- Pricing – What Goes Into Their Pricing Structure?
Ask for billable and unbillable hours, meetings, versions.
- Portfolio – Examples of Past Web Design Work
If you do not see it. probably it doesn’t even exist.
- Coding – Ask for SEO Friendly & Responsive Web Design
A well coded website with specific SEO elements is what you need.
- Reputation – Do They Have The Necessary Credentials?
Check their LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, and Twitter business pages.
- Copyrights – Who Owns The Work?
Some firms will try to license a site to a customer instead of transferring ownership. Both models can work, but be sure you know what you are getting for your money.
- People – How Many People Will Work On Your Site?
A bigger team has advantages over a smaller team and vice versa. Bigger teams may have faster turnaround times, but more issues with communication and getting the design correctly.
- Sustainability – Is The Firm Busy Enough To Sustain The Development?
This may sound like an odd question, but a company with little work may be at risk of shutting down. In opposite, companies that take so many projects make a projects delays.