What to look for in a Web Developer?

In FAQ by Ian Strouse

In looking for a web developer to create your website or web app, technical know-how is certainly a top priority. After all, you’re looking for someone who understands the technology well enough to accomplish all your goals. However, people skills are an equally important factor. Knowing how to communicate effectively and stay on the same page throughout the development process, being able to give input on user experience, and being enjoyable to work with are just as important as knowing how to code.

Effective Planning and Communication

We’ve learned how crucial good planning is. And we believe that agreeing on the design and functionality of the project is a critical step before a single line of code is written. We are happy to provide consulting in order to flesh out the details, and our ultimate goal is to achieve the realization of our client’s vision. Taking the time to talk through the details and creating a thorough plan in the form of mockups and user stories, is the right way to do that.

Thinking of The User

Creating a good user experience should always be the top priority. The user is the audience you’re building for, and the entire reason for building in the first place. If they are confused or underwhelmed by the website, then game over. Conversely, if they are drawn in and engaged, they are far more likely to stick around and reach out. We know when and how to take off our web developer hats and put ourselves in the place of the user, in order to focus on creating the best possible experience.

Having Fun and Writing Great Code

One of our top cultural priorities as a company is fun. We enjoy what we do, and we want to help our clients feel the same way. Constant learning and having high expectations for ourselves are also at the top of the list. The ever changing nature of our field means that there is always something new to learn. And we like it that way. To us, expanding and perfecting our technical knowledge is like breathing.

If you’d like to learn more about our planning and development process, feel free to contact us.