4 Signs You’re Having A Bad Website Project Experience
- March 17, 2015
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Much of the work we do here at WPQuantum lies in fixing the mistakes of other developers; a project 911 service, if you will. We’re proud to tackle any messed-up facets, re-write that defunct code and get each project up and running again.
Wouldn’t it be nice, though, if you’d had any idea your project was going in this direction before you went to the wrong developers and invested your valuable resources in them?
Here are four signs you’re having a bad website project experience (and that you should give us a call ASAP.)
There’s no weekly, or daily, update.
A daily update isn’t far-fetched; whether it’s a quick email letting you know that your site is on track and ensuring you that your money is going toward something worth it, or even a weekly call highlighting the progress that’s been made in those past five days, you have every right to expect an up-to-date idea of the state of your project at all times. This is a basic service.
There’s no project management software.
Organization, especially when it comes to remote work, is key. A singular place to store updates and information is vital. It’s always surprising to us when we have a client come in who hasn’t worked with developers that offered him this basic luxury. As their client, you should have multiple outlets by which to alter your project and/or communicate with the people deciding its future every day.
Your developer’s top goals are along the lines of “freshness and creativity.”
76% of users said that the most important factor in the design of a website is that “The website makes it easy for me to find what I want,” according to one HubSpot survey. It’s any developer’s job to have a realistic idea of what matters most to not only their clients (you) but your clients (your customers). So while a “fresh” design is important, accessibility and functionality should take the top positions there. You’re not paying this developer with an outlet for their creative juices, you’re paying them to build you something that will be as effective as possible.
You hired someone just because you knew them or their family.
One of the quickest ways to kill any project; if this is how you started off, you may want to seriously reconsider. Any hiring decision made on “who you know,” or “connections” versus cold, hard talent, potential and ability is a sure way to end up regretting a project you’ve likely put a lot of resources into.