Editor's note: This article is written by Ayrald Hubert a Senior Analyst responsible for research and analysis of web design and digital marketing agencies at Clutch, a media partner of Future of Web Design, New York.
Web design and development continues to be an area of brisk activity for companies in the business-to-business (B2B space). With a rapid shift to mobile devices and the need to continually maintain a fresh and technologically accessible web site, it seems that the need for updates is ongoing.
But, the field is competitive and continually growing. Multiple options are available ranging from 16-year-old high school web masters to Fortune 500 firms—and everything in between. As those who have “been there, done that” would tell you, when working at either end of this spectrum there are opportunities to be either delighted or dismayed with the process and the outcome.
These results aren’t solely on the shoulder of the vendor, though. You’re an equal partner in this process and there are some important steps that you should take to ensure that your partnership with a web design and development individual or firm is as successful as possible.
We asked members of our community to share their insights with us about the advice that they would offer future clients of the firms they worked with. Here’s what they told us.