DOTLOGICS BLOG

August 10, 2017

6 Signs of a Bad Web Design Agency

Written byJacqueline Routh
1. Arrogance

Arrogance is a bad trait in any industry, but it can be deadly in a web design firm. Arrogant development teams are stubborn, and value their own experience above the opinions of their clients. Their inflexibility and lack of collaboration makes the entire process a difficulty and you’ll end up with a website you never fully agreed with.

2. Disorganization

Custom website design is a methodical and structured practice that requires a tidy sense of organization. Web development teams that aren’t organized miss deadlines, forget meetings, and deliver suboptimal code that’s as messy as they are. Look out for these danger signs in a web development team.

3. Inexperience

Developing custom web projects takes time and repetition to master. A team without  well-rounded experience will be easily overwhelmed by the problem solving and critical thinking necessary to complete a new project. When hiring a web design and development company, there is no substitution for experience.

4. Lack of Professionalism

Lack of professionalism can affect deadlines and slow a project’s momentum. Skill is common enough; look for teams that will treat you and your project with professional respect.

5. Lack of Communication

Often a web development team will make itself available at the onset of a project only to slowly stop communicating with status reports and check-in meetings. While it’s unreasonable to expect constant communication from any web development agency, regularly scheduled meetings or status updates are a best practice that creates transparency for everyone.

6. Low Bandwidth

Some web development teams opt in for quantity over quality, taking on many projects at once to maximize their earnings. Depending on the size of the team, this can affect the quality of all the projects the team is working on, including yours. Look for teams who can give your project the attention it deserves.

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