Web developers suck – but I need my business website to work

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This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series - Web Design Project Advise

It’s an unfortunate fact, but many businesses have had negative experiences with web developers. The global nature of the web and the ease with which an online company can be created with only a modicum of ability means that there are literally hundreds of companies fighting for your business. Hundreds of companies with limited skillsets using bargain basement pricing to hook your business.

There’s even a good chance your business has in the past gone into the website build process blind, relying on a self-proclaimed expert to guide you through the process for a couple of hundred pounds. But then delivery times slipped, nothing functioned quite as promised and the visual appearance was a little off. Your developer underestimated the work required, undercharged for their time and materials and as the project wore on, they generally underperformed.

Admittedly you got a website, but one which failed to generate business or create customers. You ended up with a donkey and a dislike of developers. And now you need to repair your website, get some new functions added or even start again from scratch and the last thing you want to do is deal with another web code geek.

Which we totally understand.

Once you really dig into what a web development company can do, weeding out the back-room hobbyists and the pocket-money programmers, there will only be a handful of genuinely capable teams left. Narrow your selection based on geographical location and your pool of potential partners who are capable of completing a major project becomes even smaller. We know what other companies have done to the good name of web development and so Bytewire aims to be one of these local, skilled, professional and genuine businesses who you can trust.

What you really want is a website designed to attract visitors and make sales. One which is delivered on time, on budget and works from day one. A site that plays nicely with Google searches and gets your brand name out there. One which comes with some cast iron guarantees of success and a ton of help and support to make sure it all works just right.

But you also want to deal with people capable of speaking plain English and who won’t retreat into a protective wall of tech-speak jargon. You want a web developer who can help you understand what it is you are actually trying to achieve and who will tell you like it is, not just what they think you want to hear, and who can put a definite price on your project without resorting to sneaky hidden charges.

And most of all, you want someone who hangs around after the invoice is paid. A team who can stick through initial teething problems and work with you into the future to make sure your site keeps being visited, generating leads and selling products.

If you are nodding along, it sounds as though what you really, really want is someone like Bytewire (not to blow our own trumpet).

Bytewire believe in cultivating long term relationships to provide our customers with the support they need to get their online business up and running, and to help keep it that way. When you get in contact with us, you can rest assured that we won’t hassle you, pressing for a sale or pushing you towards an unsuitable product or technology.

Our business stands and falls on satisfied customers, which is why we go to great lengths to speak plain English, make costs clear and even formulate innovative pricing structures that share the risks associated with creating a popular and successful website. We take you through each step clearly explaining the options and making recommendations based on your company needs and our extensive experience. We’ll even hold your hand if you want.

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Blog written by Dave

I am one of the Directors of Bytewire and I like to blog about lots of different and interesting stuff surrounding the website design and development world.

One comment so far

  1. Dylan Varian
    October 10, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Very good post Dave. As a web developer myself I can tell you I definitely have come across some of ‘those’ people.

    Thankfully, since I know how to do it all myself, I don’t have to depend on other dev’s but I do know guys in the business who have done a terrible job for people I know and then, as a result, give the rest of us dev’s a bad name.

    Awesome post man, keep up the good work!

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