THINGS TO DISCUSS WITH YOUR WEB DEVELOPER BEFORE YOU START

THINGS TO DISCUSS WITH YOUR WEB DEVELOPER BEFORE YOU START

If you’re designing a new website or online store, and you need a web developer. You might need them to develop a site from start. Or maybe you just need them to work through some tweaks, changes, issues, or extra functionality.

I’ve found that an open conversation about these items can start a project off on the right foot.

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1. How Will We Communicate?

How will you communicate while working on the project? Slack? Phone calls? Texts? Emails? PM software? Just as importantly: How often will you communicate? Every day? Once a week? At kickoff, and then not again until QA? If you’re doing a daily check-in, will it be a two-sentence email or a 15-minute phone call? What’s the plan in case of emergencies?

You want to have a good rapport with your developer, and to accomplish that, you need an established mode of communication. Usually, a phone call is helpful to develop an initial personal connection and to make sure it’s a good personality fit.

During development, work to strike a balance between checking in too much and too little. Too much and you’re micro-managing. Too little and the developer might not stay on track. It’s best to set the expectations at the top and stick to them.

2. How Will You Manage the Project?

Where are the files and login credentials the developer will need? Where will you track tasks, milestones, and deadlines? What software will you use? Basecamp? Trello? Asana? A spreadsheet or Google Doc? Basically, define the central hub for everything related to the project.

3. Who’s Calling the Shots?

Are you the final decision maker on the project? Is there a UI/UX team involved? Is there anyone else who has input on decisions? Is there a marketing team or a manager who wants to weigh in on decisions? Is anyone else other than you going to be giving direction directly to the developer? When does the client come in, and how many decisions does the client get to make? Will the client have direct communication with the developer?

4. How Should the Developer Handle Assumptions and Small Decisions?

How much freedom does the developer have while interpreting designs? Should they build the website pixel-perfect according to the designs, or should they make small assumptions around consistency and reusability of sections? If you’ve designed a responsive site, have you designed for all breakpoints? Have you provided notes regarding animations, transitions, and hover effects? Have you designed validation states for fields? (i.e. the popups: “Password invalid.” or “Username doesn’t exist”.) If you haven’t, is the developer free to make decisions or suggestions?

5. What is the timeline?

What’s the hard deadline for the project, and what’s the soft deadline? Is there a major press hit happening that the site needs to be launched for? If the deadline is ambitious, is there a way to launch it in phases? What’s the expectation for responding to quick changes? One week turnaround? Less than an hour?

6. What’s the Structure of the Scope, Contract, and Payment Structure?

What’s the project fee? What’s the benchmark for the end of the project? What is included in the scope of the project? When does payment go out? Are you hiring the developer to do the project at an hourly or fixed rate?

Overall, setting expectations and communication are critical things here. It can feel a bit silly to discuss how you’re going to talk to each other during a project, especially if you already have a good rapport. But it’s always good to just set expectations ahead of time, so you don’t end up inside your own horror story.

Are you looking to hire a professional web developer who can handle all your tasks carefully? Contact Us now to find out how we can work together.

WordPress Website Design & Development

WordPress Website Design & Development

WordPress is web software you can use to create a highly functional website or blog. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. WordPress started as a blogging system, but has since evolved to be used as a full content management system and so much more through the thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes. The core web design software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine.

Over 25 million people have chosen WordPress to power their website or blog. Most notable users of WordPress include the likes of CNN, The New York Times, Katy Perry, The Ford Story, Wheaton College, MTV Newsroom, Mashable, and WSJ Magazine

SDF Systems, offer complete WordPress website design and development that includes branding, search engine optimization, and a focus on visitor conversions. While we use technology and code, we focus on the customer journey and the user experience. Our web design projects start at the search engine results page and migrate through content and call to actions. We want to help you create a digital transformation that is focused on your customer, their experience, and how this journey delivers revenue and ROI to you and your organization.

From a simple brochure website to an advanced e-Commerce solution with an integrated forum or membership website, we can create the ultimate solution to meet your marketing goals and objectives. If you have something unique you’d like to create, we’ll produce a customized solution that can include custom post types, taxonomies, APIs, and/or plugins designed and coded specifically for your project requirements.

All of our custom website design and development projects follow a structured process that helps us execute your project on-time and on-budget. Each project is lead by a dedicated project manager, who will coordinate a project team that includes an SEO expert, graphic designer, content manager, and a front and backend coding team.

We’re strong believers in the benefits of search engine optimizations, so we’ll make sure SEO is an integral part of your project. From competitive research and keyword selection to site mapping and on-page optimization, we’ll help create a website that attracts search engines and encourages users to convert into leads, sales, and revenue.

WordPress Websites Built With the Latest Technology

SDF Systems WordPress themes are responsive, which means they will automatically adapt to mobile devices like iPhones and iPads. Responsive web design (also known as RWD) is a web design approach that provides optimal viewing across a wide range of devices. One website can accommodate desktop computer monitors, tablets, and mobile phones. This saves you development time, as well as reduces ongoing maintenance costs.

All of our WordPress design projects are built as child themes for the Genesis Framework. Over 182,000 WordPress users have trusted StudioPress and the Genesis Framework. We love it and we know you will too.

Performance is a key concern to us, so you don’t have to worry about it. With Genesis, we can code lots of highly functional options, without comprising on website performance. Our projects help your website or blog rank higher in the search engines and make SEO tasks like meta definition a breeze. Because we use Genesis, our projects offer state of the art security. You can rest easy knowing your website or blog is secure.

Update or customize your site easily with the use of widgets, columns, and multiple page layouts. The world is constantly evolving and your website should too. Genesis comes equipped with support for microdata and schema.org markup. Don’t make search engines guess about the important content on your website.

Genesis allows our projects to support HTML5. All new websites and themes are being built with HTML5, which means your website or blog will be fast and flexible.

WHY WORDPRESS WEBSITE DESIGN IMPORTANT FOR EVERYTHING?

WordPress Website Design is very important for everything because SDF Systems builds all on WordPress i.e. from blogs to simple corporate websites, enterprise websites or complex portals, etc. one of the major points to a successful business is impressive website design. Your brand’s publicity & financial success totally depends on it. Maximum users will evaluate your site within 2 seconds of landing on your site. Most user will leave your site immediately if it takes more than 2 seconds to load.

WordPress is the most popular content management system in use & to build a website. WordPress is very easy to install, manage and design. With over 27% of the 65 million websites representing small, medium & big business online being built with WordPress, i.e. the market-leader in website design clearly.

One of the major advantages of using creative WordPress Website Design is the level of customization you make to your site. Like other website building platforms, WordPress has over 55,000 multiple plug-ins. It means that there are over 55,000 tools made within WordPress which may help you deliver a better experience to your visitors. Whether your purpose is to sell products online or generate leads, you may achieve it through a WordPress Website Design.

WordPress Website Design is also a very safe responsive site when designed rightly. It doesn’t matter what kind of device your customers are looking at your site on, your WordPress Website Design will maintain to the size of the screen.

THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF SDF Systems WORDPRESS WEBSITE DESIGN SERVICES

The main objective of SDF Systems WordPress website design services is to enhance your website’s conversion rate. We complete this in the following methods:

    • Improving WordPress Website Design
    • Creating a fully custom WordPress Website Design (template) for your website
    • Improving WordPress Website Responsiveness
    • Improving WordPress Website User-Friendliness
    • Providing you the perfect WordPress Web Design mobile-friendly marketing solution for your unique needs

SDF Systems WordPress Web Design administrative system is user-friendly as well as stress-free & for multiple businesses.

    • Content Management
    • SEO Management
    • Media Management
    • User & Member Management
    • Editorial workflows & Calendar
    • Marketing & Brand Websites
    • Mobile Responsive
    • Member Websites
    • Resource Databases
    • News & Events Sites
    • Blogging
    • Theming & Custom Plugins
    • Marketing Strategy Tools
    • Facebook Integration & much more

Are you looking to hire the best professional developer who can handle your website-related tasks? Contact Us now to find out how we can work together.

CMS Development Services – Joomla & WordPress By SDF Systems

CMS Development Services – Joomla & WordPress By SDF Systems

Content management system (CMS) website refers to the type of website on which the owner can add or remove data without the help of professional web designers. In this type of websites, the web developer gives access to a generic data entry mechanism which allows you to update and change your products placed on the website. All you have to do is to operate through database management forms.

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SDF Systems is a specialized web development IT company in CMS website design. We also work in WordPress website design, Joomla website design as well as Magento website design. We have been operating as web developers. CMS websites reduce the time for data update and give liberty to the owner for type, quality, and quantity of data contents.

Websites developed using Joomla, WordPress and Magento help in content management on the sites. CMS designed websites is useful in the case where data needs to be updated regularly or at real-time. It lowers your cost of managing website because the developer runs a database behind web pages and gives you the data changing controls. Therefore in order to change the data you need not involve highly paid professionals. Data entry forms are easy to operate and handle.

Joomla & WordPress are content management systems designed so users with no prior programming experience can still build a website. The systems are fantastic for building blogs for everyday use but unfortunately, many users rely on commonly used templates for the design. The problem with using Joomla and WordPress without coding knowledge means your website will end up almost identical to hundreds if not thousands of other WordPress users.

Here at SDF Systems, We specialize in custom-built Joomla and WordPress templates and provide unique websites that are exclusive to you. View this article to see why we use Joomla for web design.

WordPress and Joomla development is complex. Fortunately, we have specialist CMS developers that are specifically trained to a high standard in Joomla and WordPress; able to develop plugins, designs, modules, components, and bespoke web applications. Most of our current projects are built into CMS platforms to allow full access and control for clients.

We admit that Joomla extensions and components are a complicated subject and can be frustrating when they won’t do the job you need them to. We offer a full Joomla and WordPress development service to accommodate any design or development required.

WordPress and Joomla are fantastic content management systems that enable full control of your website or blog. If you would be interested in a bespoke website built upon these famous frameworks, why not give us a call or contact us here for further information. To view some examples of our current clients that use Joomla and WordPress, please visit our web design portfolio. Here you will find a range of different sites all built into a CMS framework.

Joomla and WordPress

The web is a competitive place so a productive site that offers great usability is essential. For most site owners using a CMS, unique design and individual approach is rarely achievable because, without coding knowledge, you have to use templates. For this reason, we develop bespoke Joomla and WordPress websites from scratch. We give customers the opportunity to own an exclusive and individual website that is still built in a CMS framework, offering full site control.

Joomla Plugin Development

To add functionality to a Joomla website, the system uses plugins, modules, and extensions to make common functions such as web forms, slideshows and shopping carts much easier to implement. This is a great way of getting things done but what if you need a certain plugin feature that Joomla can’t provide? We have developed numerous websites that require advanced features. We develop Joomla plugins and components from scratch and we also build extensions to suit all Joomla versions.

Bespoke CMS Templates

We find that most problems encountered in Joomla or WordPress are down to the lack of customization available without programming knowledge. Joomla and WordPress use a programming technology called PHP, so unless you’re a competent programmer, you may struggle to develop bespoke features for these frameworks. Our web developers are PHP5 and CMS experts and can build your bespoke Joomla or WordPress websites for you.

SDF Systems provide complete independence to its CMS website clients throughout Worldwide. Our team of highly skilled individuals is always on toes to prepare top quality CMS based websites. We not only prepare quality products, we also apprise our customers regarding its operation. We hope and assure that you will enjoy full control over your website.

Are you looking to hire the best professional developer who can handle your website-related tasks? Contact Us now to find out how we can work together.