What your web, designer won’t tell you!
The most important thing when choosing a web designer is making sure you go with someone you like and can get along well with and provide you with the accurate requirements needed to create a successful website. Someone who is honest and truthful with you about what they provide and are clear on their pricing.
Web Design Hidden Costs
What your web designer won’t tell you about upfront is most commonly identified as the ‘hidden costs’ involved after conclusion of the agreement.
|The hidden costs are usually all the important elements to maintaining, controlling and updating your website post web design build.||The areas in which the web designer can earn an extra buck by slipping through the back door to get what they want…your money and your commitment as they build the web platform for you.|
Essential regular monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, half yearly or annual update. As well as identifying and maintaining hacking and security measures.
|However, that said, one of the most often overlooked components – yet one of the most critical components to any successful website strategy is ongoing maintenance. While the initial website project is critical to creating the right foundation, the ongoing maintenance and upkeep is where you’ll really see your website shine.||That is where you’ll really start to maximize the return on your investment, which is, at the end of the day, the object of the exercise.|
The key to successful maintenance (after care) but with the additional hidden costs can often be in a packaged form or ongoing subscription.
CMS-Content Management System
If you are using a content management system (and you really should be) or any web-based software, then it is vitally important to keep it updated with the latest security patches and bug fixes. You don’t have to be running an e-commerce site for hackers to want to break into your website. Often times, hackers will break into a website and upload Trojan and malware for use in their other attack schemes.
One of the primary ways hackers gain access to a site is through outdated software.
As security patches become available, hackers will try to take advantage of websites that are not pro-active in updating the software on their sites. The last thing you want is for your visitors to get infected by software downloaded from your site. If Google detects malware on your website, they will likewise delist your site until you get it fixed.
who exactly owns your website materials?
Is it you/your company or your web designer? Find out the infinite details and be satisfied with the response, otherwise you may wish to look elsewhere.
Who exactly has ownership of your company domain name?
Is it you/your company or your web designer? If it’s you/your company is this written in your contract agreement.
Does your web designer host your site on their own server
if they do this is not a problem, however you need to ensure that you get constant access to the C-Panel in order to make your own amendments to the site?