What happens during and after the website build?
Once the website has been built will the developer continue to host it or do you? Do they build on a live site behind a maintenance screen or do they build on a development site and change it over?
Will you have any website tuition or a manual or a walk through of how to edit and update the site?
Whilst different designers and developers will have their own processes here are good answers to these questions:
It’s up to you whether you’d prefer to host it or have your developer host for you. If they’re going to host, who do they host with? What can you expect the site speeds to be and do they have a hosting contract? Is there a tie-in or notice period and is there a release fee if you choose to move your website?
If it’s a brand new website a maintenance screen whilst the build takes place is the norm. If there is an existing website in place it’s preferable to build on a development site or sub domain and transfer it over once the website has been built and fully tested.
Each developer will handle their after care differently. I create a personalised website user manual with each website I work on and give it to the client at the end of the build.