The Internet is full of websites and standing out from the pack is no easy task.
And when you consider that every website has the same goals, to attract attention that results in profit, engagement, or, most likely, both. Even when you break down sites locally, you’re still wading through nearly 2 billion websites.
Take a city like Toronto. As of 2014, nearly three-million people call it home. Ask yourself:
How many brick and mortar businesses does that stat include?
How many startups, online exclusive retailers, doctor’s offices, and restaurants do you think need a website that’ll grab help them stand out from the crowd?
All of them. The answer is all of them.
It does not matter what product or service you offer. For it to be a success, you need a great website to help sell it and sometimes your website needs custom features. You can’t get away with only having a Facebook, Yelp, or Google page with your contact information. And in many cases, you can’t get away with a basic WordPress one-page website. In today’s competitive online marketplace, it’s unprofessional and boring to not have a website. Success means standing out, and that means building a website that caters to the needs of your customers. So, how do you make your website do just that?
They Can Build What You Need
You might not know exactly what you want out of your website, but you can’t go in blind either. The web developer you choose needs something to go off of. While they can ask the important questions to try and build what you need, you have to understand your business, its unique selling proposition, and the types of features your website is going to need.
Some people are looking for minimalism that’s quick and responsive. Others might have a lot of information they need to convey in a limited amount of pages.
Choosing the right web developer can make or break the success of your project. Great ones know how to ask the right questions.
> Do you need e-commerce functionality?
> How much ongoing support would you like to receive after everything’s up and running?
> Do you need custom functions programmed into the website?
> Can you solve your problems using available SaaS solutions?
A lot of time and money goes into custom web development. Unlike web design, which benefits from standardization, web development typically requires a lot of custom work. You need a talented web developer that gets your business if you want these custom features to work the way you need them to.
They Can Fill in the Gaps
Just because an agency offers a variety of services doesn’t mean you have to use them for everything. Play to your strengths and hire them to fill in the gaps in your projects.
Are you an artist or graphic designer? You can easily save money by designing the various elements of your website, while letting a developer code the functionality itself. Likewise, a copywriter may write their own copy and hire a designer to help them create the visual elements for their brand.
Web developers are an essential part of any project because they help bring functionality to your website. Sometimes a plugin you thought would work doesn’t. A web developer will help you find out why, fix it, or build you something that does work.
It’s Easy to Spot the Good Ones – And They Make a Difference
While you may not be able to read code, you can always tell the quality of a developer based on how smooth and seamless their apps and software work. And like most industries, good web developers really stand out.
If they’ve been around for years and people are raving about them online, there’s a reason for that. By working with successful companies, you give yourself a leg up on your journey to success.
If your website requires custom apps and other software, you want to work with a web developer that will take the time to understand your business and do the job right. Less is more in the world of development. The more hands you have poking in a project, the more likely it is that your code breaks and suffers from bugs. Experience is important.
Success Is Designed by Globalgraphics
Globalgraphics has been around for over seventeen years. That’s almost two decades worth of web development in Toronto. When you work with us, we bring in-depth web development knowledge, multi-language programming skills, online marketing expertise, and so many other skills to the table.
We’re proud of our 4.9 out of 5 on Google Reviews and we’ve worked hard to build our reputation. If you’re looking for a reputable web development company in Toronto, we’re the right choice for your next project.
We’ve spent 21 years being successful at what we do.
If you have a web development project, Globalgraphics is ready to help. Please contact a member of the Globalgraphics sales team today.