Here are a few excerpts from a draft publication set to be titled 'How to find reputable Web Developers' being prepared by the Australian Web Industry Association to launch their new Widelines code of ethics initiaitve -
Just about the worst way to find web developers is to wait to be contacted. The least reputable developers often have the best sales and SEO operations. The most reputable developers have ample work and don’t do much marketing. So here’s how you find them.
Go to the Australian Web Industry Association’s site and use their directory - www.webindustry.asn.au . In that directory you’ll find Australian developers who follow the Widelines code of conduct (Widelines = web industry guidelines).
Even if you don’t use the directory, you would do well to print out the guidelines and quiz any prospective developer. Ask them to respond to each point. Then ask the same questions of another developer. Keep asking until you get the answers you like.
We at Otaku are one of the early adopters of the Widelines code of ethics and are also financial supporters of the Australian Web Industry Association - we are listed in their directory HERE .
Please contact us to learn more about how we are putting the Widelines code of ethics into practice at Otaku, and read more at the Widelines website, www.widelines.org .
A little about AWIA - The Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA) aims to educate the public about the industry and help its members with professional development. It also runs the Australian Web Awards, which recognise excellence in web development and design. AWIA represents over 600 companies and freelancers (including Otaku!)