Offshore web development & web design
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The possibilities are endless! We can assist with any aspect of your web development needs.
Web design outsourcing
The technologies we use
Our company stays at the forefront of web design technology, utilizing the latest tools and frameworks to create innovative and functional websites.
From design to development, we strive to deliver seamless user experiences that meet the unique needs of each client.
WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It allows for easy customization and management of websites, with a vast library of plugins and themes to choose from. Best suited for blogs, portfolios, and small to medium-sized business websites.
Webflow is a premium website design and development platform that allows users to create and manage website content through a visual, drag-and-drop interface. It includes a built-in content management system (CMS) that allows users to add and edit website content without coding.
Laravel is a free, open-source PHP web framework, intended for the development of web applications following the model–view–controller (MVC) architectural pattern. Laravel is a popular choice among PHP developers for its elegant syntax and features that make web development more efficient.
Our experts can utilize various frameworks to build a website that truly reflects your brand’s image and goals. Our custom web design services are tailored to your specific needs, so you can have complete confidence in your website and its ability to engage your audience.
Are web design and web development the same?
Website design and website development are both terms commonly used to refer to the process of creating and maintaining websites. However, they are not the same thing.
Website design refers to the visual and user experience aspects of a website, including layout, color scheme, typography and images. The goal is to create a user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing interface.
Website development, on the other hand, involves the technical aspects of building a website, including coding, programming, database management and server setup. The goal is to make the website functional and interactive.
Website design and website development are necessary for creating a complete and effective website. The two areas are interdependent and often overlap, but they also have distinct differences and require different skills.
Both website design and website development can be outsourced, which is the process of hiring a third-party agency or freelancer to handle the design and/or development of the website.
Aspects of web design and development that are commonly outsourced include:
UI/UX design: Creating wireframes, mockups, prototypes, layouts and designs for the website.
Website development: Coding and programming the website, integrating it with a content management system (CMS) and developing custom functionality.
Content creation: Writing and formatting website content, such as blog posts, product descriptions or other types of content.
Graphic design: Creating custom graphics, logos, and other design elements for the website.
E-commerce development: Developing online stores, including integrating payment gateways, shipping methods and tax calculations.
Mobile optimization: Ensuring the website is mobile-friendly and responsive on various devices.
Maintenance and support: Fixing bugs, updating content and providing ongoing support to ensure the website is functioning properly.
What are the benefits of web design/development outsourcing?
There is no doubt that having a business website is essential in today’s digital era. It elevates brand visibility, establishes credibility and boosts customer engagement. However, creating a website can be challenging and time-consuming. That is where outsourcing comes in.
Outsourcing website design and development offers numerous advantages, including:
You will not need to recruit or train employees, as the outsourcing agency provides all the skilled professionals you need, including web designers, UX designers, graphic designers and developers.
Outsourcing is usually more cost-effective than hiring an in-house team, as it eliminates the additional expenses needed for recruitment, training, equipment, payroll, benefits, tools, software and more. All of these expenditures are mitigated when outsourcing, as they are handled by the outsourcing agency.
Outsourcing allows you to focus on what you do best instead of trying to build a website in-house, which typically takes longer than it should. Outsourcing also saves time that would otherwise be spent on augmenting and managing your own team.
An outsourcing agency has a team of professionals who specialize in web design and development, ensuring a higher level of overall quality. Considering most users judge the credibility of a business by the design of their website, this is a crucial consideration.
Outsourcing can provide you with the ability to adjust the team size based on project demand, as well as provide additional resources or support as your business grows.
Outsourcing agencies have access to the latest technologies, tools and trends, resulting in a more sophisticated and effective website.
Improved project management
A professional team has the experience and resources to manage the entire web design and development process, from planning to launch, ensuring fast and high quality results.
By outsourcing the design and development of your website, you can take advantage of these benefits to create a website that effectively supports your business goals.
Looking for an outsourcing agency to help you reap these benefits? Contact us.
How does web design and development outsourcing work?
Our web design and development outsourcing process is straightforward, structured for efficient collaboration. Here is a guide on what you can expect:
Our team will have an initial consultation with you to understand your specific needs and requirements for your project. We will listen to your goals, vision and expectations, as well as answer any questions you may have about our services.
Planning and proposal
Based on the initial consultation, we will present a proposal that outlines the project scope, technology stack, timeline, budget and our recommended approach. You can review and make any suggestions. An extensive initial consultation can significantly shorten the duration of this step.
If you agree to the proposal, we will move forward with contract signing and finalize the project terms. We will also request additional requirements from you if necessary, such as content or images.
The team of professional web designers and developers will be assembled to work on your project. You will have the opportunity to review their CVs if required. Once the team is assembled, we will review the project timeline and milestones, as well as define the communication and feedback process.
Design and development
Our team will work closely with you to create your website according to your requirements. We will keep you updated on the progress and status of your website throughout the process. We will also be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Feedback and testing
In this step, you will be asked to review your website and provide us with your valuable feedback. Based on your comments, we will make any necessary revisions. Testing often occurs alongside development, but we will thoroughly test all aspects of the website before moving on to the next stage.
Your website will be deployed after it has been approved. We provide training and support for you to manage and update your website in future, if needed.
If required, we will provide ongoing support and maintenance services to ensure that your website continues to perform optimally.
At Afocus, we understand the importance of a successful website, and we are committed to delivering exceptional results to our clients. We delve deep into your business objectives for a unique web solution. Contact us today to discuss your project and learn how we can help.
What is the cost of web design or development outsourcing?
The cost of web design or development outsourcing can vary greatly depending on the scope and complexity of the project, as well as the location and experience of the outsourced team.
The cost of outsourcing can be lower than hiring an in-house team, but you should carefully consider all of the factors involved in your project and budget accordingly. Typically, the cost of creating a website ranges from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the size and complexity of the project. More complex projects tend to take more time and therefore cost more, while redesigning an existing site may be less expensive than building one from scratch. Overall, the cost is heavily influenced by the complexity and functionality required.
It is also important to assess the additional costs associated with running a website, such as ongoing costs for hosting, maintenance and updates. These are often forgotten but they should also be taken into account.
The main costs associated with outsourced web design and development include:
Labor: Outsourced teams typically charge by the hour, so this is the amount you will pay for their services. It will vary based on the team’s location, experience, skill set and development time. Location has a significant impact on cost, as some regions may charge $100 per hour while others may charge $25. Therefore, the hourly rate is a primary factor in determining how much your project will cost. If your developer charges $30 per hour and your project is estimated to take 45 hours, then you can expect to pay approximately $1350.
Complexity: Highly sophisticated projects are more expensive, as they usually require more time, specialized skills, additional team members or certain technologies. If your project requires a lot of functionality, this will understandably increase the cost. Conversely, the simpler the project, the less it will cost to complete. Keep in mind that some agencies may charge per feature or function (e.g., a fixed price for an e-commerce store).
Choosing an outsourcing partner that provides the best value for your investment can be a great way to save costs. Visit our pricing page to see how our simple and transparent pricing can work for you.
What skills and expertise do I need for my project?
This totally depends on what you would like to create. Most projects require a combination of technical skills, design skills and project management experience to be successful.
The creation of a website usually requires some, if not all, of the following roles:
Web designer: responsible for creating the visual design, layout, and appearance of the website.
User experience (UX) designer: responsible for creating an enjoyable and effective user experience for website visitors.
Front-end developer: responsible for coding the website and ensuring that it is functional and interactive.
Back-end developer: responsible for the server-side components, database, and APIs that make up the website’s functionality.
Project manager: responsible for overseeing the project, managing timelines, and coordinating communication between the different teams involved.
Content strategist: responsible for creating and organizing the website’s content, including text, images and videos.
SEO specialist: responsible for optimizing the website for search engines, ensuring that it is discoverable and appears high in search engine results.
How do I choose the right outsourcing agency?
Selecting the right agency for your website can be a complex and confusing task, due to the abundance of options available. When making your decision, consider factors such as their portfolio, references, experience, as well as communication and collaboration abilities.
Choosing the right outsourcing agency involves several steps:
Before searching for an agency, you should identify the specific needs and requirements for your project. Think about whether you need a new website, or just a redesign. Determine if you require content management, and if so, if you have any system preferences. Make a list of all the features and functionality you think you will need. All of this will help you determine what to look for in a web design or development outsourcing company.
Look for outsourcing companies that have a strong portfolio and experience in the type of project you are looking to outsource. Read their client testimonials and reviews to gauge their reputation and level of client satisfaction.
Ensure that the agency you are considering has the necessary design and technical skills to complete your project. Look for a company that uses the latest technologies and has a deep understanding of UX and UI design principles. Ensure their design style aligns with yours.
Assess communication ability
Evaluate their communication skills to assess whether they are responsive and easy to work with. Consider their project management process and ability to meet project timelines and budgets.
Analyze their approach to collaboration and willingness to make changes as needed. Ensure they are committed to delivering high-quality results and have a passion for web design and development.
Review their pricing
Determine if the agency’s pricing is transparent, fair and fits within your budget.
Schedule a meeting
Schedule a call or meeting to discuss your project goals and get a sense of whether you are a good fit for each other, then make your final decision.
What are the risks of web design or development outsourcing?
Despite the numerous benefits of outsourcing, there are some risks involved, including:
Miscommunication (or unclear expectations) between the client and the outsourcing agency can lead to misunderstandings. As a result, the final product may not meet the client’s needs.
Quality control issues
The outsourcing agency may not have the same quality control processes in place as the client, leading to a lower quality product.
Time zone differences
The agency may be located in a different time zone, which in some cases is a bonus, but it may also make it difficult to coordinate and communicate effectively during the project.
Different cultural backgrounds can result in misunderstandings which can adversely affect the overall success of the project.
Intellectual property concerns
The outsourcing agency may not have a strong understanding of the client’s intellectual property and confidential information, leading to potential security risks.
For various reasons, the cost of outsourcing may end up higher than expected.
To mitigate the risks associated with outsourcing web design or development, it is crucial to choose the right agency. Partnering with a reliable and experienced agency can help ensure that your project is completed on time, within budget and to your satisfaction. Ultimately, choosing the right agency is the key to a successful outsourcing experience. So why wait? Reach out to us today and let’s discuss how we can help bring your web project to life.
What is the best way to manage an outsourced project?
Managing an outsourced web design or development project does not have to be overwhelming. It all starts with a clearly defined project plan, so that the outsourcing agency has a clear understanding of your project goals, timeline and budget.
Here are some other tips to help you manage your outsourced project effectively:
Use project management tools: Utilize tools such as Asana, Trello, Jira or Basecamp to keep all project details organized and easily accessible.
Set milestones and deadlines: Break the project down into smaller, manageable tasks and set specific milestones and deadlines for each.
Provide clear feedback and direction: Provide regular feedback on the project’s progress and communicate any changes or modifications.
Manage expectations: Be realistic about project timelines, budgets and outcomes. Ensure that the outsourcing agency is aware of your expectations, and is capable of meeting them.
Continuously evaluate the process: Regularly review the project’s progress, and make adjustments as needed to ensure its success.
By following these steps, you can effectively manage your outsourcing project and ensure a successful outcome. Ready to get started? Schedule a call with our sales manager to tell us your requirements.