Choosing the right supplier to create a website can be confusing for people and companies, especially if they do not have practical experience with it. Therefore, I decided to explain the supplier selection process in this article and add a few tips and tricks.
1. Select the product type
Basically, there are two main ways to create a website – a custom page, a rental page (such as Webnode ) and a page made up of third-party components. In the following table I have summarized their individual advantages and disadvantages:
|Custom page||A page made up of components|
|The price||In the order of thousands of euros (from 1000 € upwards).||In hundreds of euros. It is possible to get a website up to 1000 €.|
|Approach||Based on the requirements, the supplier will create a graphic design of the website for the customer and, after unifying the final design, will program the given page basically from the beginning – on a green field.||Existing components will be selected – such as the WordPress platform, its plugins, and the theme that will make up the look of the website. The site may be customized, but each change increases the price.|
|Suitability||Especially suitable for clients and companies with a larger budget, whose goal is to have a unique design and a page perfectly adapted to their needs.||Suitable for customers and companies with a lower budget who require a good price / result ratio.|
|The pros and cons||Unique design
Longer time needed to complete
|Excellent price / result ratio
Shorter time to finish
2. Summarize your criteria and requirements
It is a good idea to clarify your website criteria and requirements before contacting suppliers. This will help both parties to have a clear idea, thus better estimating the time required for completion and the price.
Tip on the criterion – Currently, more than 50% of people visit the site via mobile devices and tablets, so if you do not want to lose some visitors, insist on the responsiveness of the site. I’ve seen thousands of euros made to measure that didn’t meet this basic requirement – they looked beautiful on a traditional-resolution monitor, but they were unusable for viewing on mobile devices.
3. Test the supplied page thoroughly
I recommend that you thoroughly test the delivered page, its appearance and behavior. And not only on the monitor, but on all types of devices and screen sizes – that is, also on mobile devices and tablets.
Tips at the end
If you are a person or company with a small budget per page, first consider creating it from existing components that the vendor can customize quickly and quickly. Currently, a large number of different components are available at reasonable prices.
In this article, I have summarized only the basic observations, the whole book could be written on this topic. The information I have provided is only indicative. My goal was to give you a foundation from which you can bounce. I would like to welcome your opinions, experiences and other tips in the comments.
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