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Guide to Hiring Web Developers

You must first identify your goals clearly for yourself before you can employ a web developer. You won't know who to seek for or what to tell them if you don't even know that.

Most frequently, two sections are responsible for responsibilities related to website changes:

Design – This might include updating your header picture or logo, completely revamping the layout of the website, or adding design effects.

Functionality / coding – For instance, adding a shopping cart, creating a unique picture slider, or changing the control panel for your site.

You must employ several individuals depending on the subject matter of your project (more on that below). You will need people for both if you intend to build a whole website.


The following part is crucial:

You must be very clear about your needs and list them in great detail. By doing this, you can:

Eliminate unqualified applicants – If the job description is clear, you can immediately sort out unqualified applicants. Many more candidates will apply to your advertisement if you keep it general and ambiguous than if you supply information.

Save time up front – If you are clear about your expectations, the investigation process will take less time for your web developer. Alternatively, they can jump right into how to implement your project.

Better estimates will be given – The candidates will be able to predict the time and cost more accurately if they are aware of the scope of the task. It will also reduce the likelihood of expensive revisions.

Clarify your thoughts for yourself – Writing out your thoughts is a helpful activity. Your thoughts become clearer and you are able to more thoroughly consider what you are attempting to achieve. That represents a crucial step in achieving them.

What Kind of Developer Do I Need?

After defining the specifics of your work, it's time to consider the type of web programmer you should work with. In actuality, the word "web developer" refers to a variety of abilities and positions.

Developer vs Designer

Firstly, a developer and a designer are two distinct professions. A designer is someone who develops a website's visual style and produces its assets, such as photos and logos. Photoshop and other graphic design software are their areas of competence. The website is not actually implemented by a pure graphic designer. However, they create a mockup of how it will seem in the end. Based on that, someone else will create the real site.
Among the most widely used graphic design applications is Adobe Photoshop.
Today, an increasing number of designers also handle development. Markup languages like HTML, CSS, and—increasingly—JavaScript are among their specialties. These people are commonly known as web designers.

Code writers are known as developers. In other words, they may access your site and alter files to make modifications or build an entirely new site. Code editors and other tools linked to development are also used by them.

Front-End vs Back-End Developers

Subgroups of developers exist as well. Front-end and back-end development are the most important.

In case you're unaware:

The portion of a website that users view in their browser is called the front-end. Anything behind it is the back-end. It refers to both the location where you administer your site and the means through which it interacts with your server or database.

Web designers and front-end developers frequently work together. They both take care of the appearance and feel of the website and speak the same languages. Front-end developers may also refer to the one who executes the design but did not create it. These areas have a lot of overlap.

Back-end developers are concerned with the functionality of your website. They take care of the functionality as well as the speed of the webpage and other technological problems. Their programming language skill pack contains Java, Ruby on Rails, Python, PHP (particularly when dealing with WordPress), and other languages.

Full-Stack Developer

Developers that work on the front and back ends are experts. They normally excel in their own field, but they lack knowledge in the other person's subject.
To put it another way, implementing your webpage or the adjustments you want may require hiring two or three persons (a visual designer, a front-end developer, and a back-end developer). It inevitably leads to longer workdays and more expenses.

Another choice to hire a web developer is to hire a generalist who can do everything, a so-called full-stack developer. These are jacks of all trades who are able to build complete websites from scratch including design, implementation, and coding. While their knowledge is not always as deep in every field as that of the specialists, they are still able to produce the results you want.
While full-stack developers can be more expensive, they require less coordination. Consequently, it can speed up the process and save you money.

Freelance vs Full-Time

The decision of whether to deal with a freelancer or hire someone full-time arises while looking for a web developer. The specifics of your task will determine this.
Collaborating with a freelancer is usually sufficient if you simply have a one-time project. You decide on the timeline, cost, and method of delivery, they build the website, and then you take control. Additionally, if you require any modifications, you may employ them again.
This is the typical setup for websites that are primarily static or don't require a lot of maintenance. It's also the best option if you intend to manage the daily operations of your website yourself.

Though…
You could be better off employing a full-time web developer if you require someone to maintain your website continually. It thus makes perfect sense, for instance, if you're creating a complicated news website that requires a lot of manual labor, updates frequently, and has a wide variety of material. A permanent can also refer to something that is temporary or "project-based," as it is now officially referred to.
Do you currently have a general concept of the type of web developer you require?
Okay, let's talk about where to look for them.

Hourly Pay vs Fixed Fee

The first decision to make is whether to pay your web developer an hourly rate or a set charge. Both have benefits and drawbacks. Whichever is appropriate will depend on your project and your coworkers. Here is one approach of choosing:

  • Small project (up to a week) + experienced web developer: HOURS PAID
  • Small project + inexperienced developer: FIXED PRICE
  • Large project: FIXED PRICE, lasting many weeks or months.

The reasoning is straightforward: Skilled programmers finish projects faster and with fewer errors. There will be less back and forth as a result, which will save time. Because of this, hourly compensation is frequently more affordable.
More changes and fixes are probably necessary for inexperienced workers. You are better off deciding on a fixed charge up front because it will need more labor hours.
Large projects are more likely to experience mistakes, inaccurate estimates, design modifications, revisions, and corrections. This might result in significant expenditures if paid hourly. Due of this, it is preferable to have a developer estimate the entire work (including any future revisions) and come to an agreement on a set fee.

Additionally, it implies that you must be meticulous in both your proposed project and communication. The less likely it is that further activity will need to be done, the more exact the project scope should be.

How to Evaluate the Quality of a Web Developer

You should start to notice applications pouring in once your project is available. How do you choose who to work with is the main question right now. Here are a few pointers to increase your chances of selecting the ideal applicant.

Technical criteria — In the section above, we discussed the qualifications needed by the various categories of programmers. Making sure your prospects check these boxes should be your top priority.

Response time – It's critical to be able to contact your freelancer. You shouldn't have to wait several days to hear from them if you really need to make modifications. Whenever you employ a web developer, write to them a few times and see how long it takes them to respond.

Communication skills — At the very same time, check their overall communication. Are they speaking clearly? Respond to all of your inquiries? Do they appear to be individuals you would like to work with? Since you'll be speaking with them frequently, make absolutely sure the conversation is fruitful and enjoyable.

Prior work – Request and review your web developers' prior projects. You will have a greater knowledge of their background, skills, and shortcomings as a result. They may also include images or even code samples of this on their own webpage.

Customer rating — Several of the recruitment sites referenced above offer customer feedback. Before you choose a web developer, examine the reviews left by past customers in addition to the overall rating. This is a useful technique to discover more about someone's work ethic, responsiveness, and other qualities.

Experience - Although more expensive, experienced developers bring projects around much more quickly and with fewer errors. Learners are less expensive, but they could take longer and cause more problems. You must determine what suits you best, and this decision is frequently influenced by the project's timetable.

Paid testing – It's a good idea to invite the remaining candidates to take a paid test once you have narrowed the field to a select few. Offer them a quick assignment to complete and observe how they respond. Pay close attention to both their conversation and their job at all times. It's a reliable indicator of conduct in the future.

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