How to Select Good Magento Developer?
Magento is a leading ecommerce solution for developing product selling website. It has powerful admin panel and rich front end functionality that has awarded it as no 1 open source software for ecommerce solution. Recent survey proves that magento is better than other shopping cart software like opencart, Bigcommerce or Presta Shop. So now when you decide to go with magento for your shopping cart website, you need to search for good magento developer. Here is the list of quality you must need to check with the developer.
1) Understanding of Magento
Magento developer must have knowledge of all functionalities provided by magento so that he can suggest best use of magento to their client. He must have knowledge of all type of product types, customer groups, promotional rules setup; tax rules setup etc all basic requirement of store owner
Magento developer also needs deep knowledge of how to setup multi language and multi store functionality within one magento installation. All such knowledge helps store owner to earn better from their investment.
2) Coding Standard for future upgrade
Magento is developed using Zend framework and it is nicely structured so future upgrade can be easily implemented. Your store requires future enhancement to implement new features which are published by communality. If your store is not design with magento standard of theme development then upgrade will not possible with your store. If someone performs upgrade, your whole store will mess up. So you must have to know from developer how he handles future upgrade.
3) Hosting related knowledge
Magento uses some uncommon library of PHP which sometimes all hosting provider do not support. So developer must able to indentify good hosting provider which are magento compatible and perform better when website goes live. A major drawback of magento is its loading speed. It’s quite slow compare to other ecommerce open source but that can be easily improved by changing some server/hosting settings and implementing some caching techniques at server level. A good and experienced magento developer has this characteristic.
Last but not least, support is the primary requirement for any website. What happens when some unexpected event occurs and your website does not work? You must have a commitment from good magento developer to handle such situations. He must has knowledge of how to restore website with very less loss of data
These are the basic points which need to consider while hiring a magento developer for PSD to magento theme development work or magento customization related work. Once you satisfied with all such criteria, you must have chosen correct provider for your website.
Author Bio:– John is a content writer and magento developer at Creative Glance Technologies which provides unique services on website design and PSD to magento conversion work. He has vast experience of writing on different topics like magento, wordpress, opencart etc