What Makes A Good Web Development Company

Technology | Chuck Rahrig

Aug 29, 2021

The world of web development is still much misunderstood. Some of you may have even heard people call it a "dark art". So, when you want help transforming your ideas and designs into a top-grade website, how can you know who you can trust to get this done?


The purpose of this blog post is to offer some important points on what makes a good web development company and will enable you to understand the kind of questions you will ask the provider of website development in Jacksonville FL. This will be a very opinionated post. If you don’t agree with anything we are surely open to discussing it further.


Here are the 2 key areas we will look at, and what you should be looking for in a web development company.

  • Able to do front-end as well as back-end development
  • Don't specialize in a single back-end technology

Can do front-end as well as back-end development


We don't buy the idea of developers that do front-end development and developers that do back-end development. That's like having a plumber who just fits pipes and leaves the other fittings like baths, showers, sinks, and toilets to a second plumber.

We agree there is a division between web developers and web designers, there's a different thought process happening there. However, the division between front-end and back-end is just wrong. To be a high-end web developer you should be knowledgeable about the full development cycle and should be involved in the project from beginning to end. There is also a lot to be learned from working with the changing technologies.


Don't specialize in just the back-end technology


Many good back-end technologies are suited to website development in Jacksonville FL including Ruby on Rails, ASP.Net, and PHP (and more). They all have their strengths and weaknesses and not one is perfect. A good web development company has to be flexible about the technologies they use so that they use the most suitable one for their client's needs.

The basic reason you have to invest time learning multiple technologies is to allow you to pick and choose the bits you like. The developers should have the flexibility to take the good parts of each technology and create several best practices and use them across all platforms.


Sum Up


These 2 points are important to look for in a web development company.




Chuck Rahrig

Founder of E3 Displays

Chuck Rahrig

President and Co-Founder of E3 Displays