Why Vuild?

All that glitters is not gold. UIX is not graphic design.

Avoid the pitch & focus.

Ask these questions first.

There’s a lot to it, so ask a lot.

Hosting

  • Where are you hosted?
  • Which CDN are you using?

Delivery

  • How fast will your site be delivered?
  • Will you get all assets?

Maintenance

  • How hard is it to maintain your site?

Entropy

  • How fast does your site degrade?
  • Does it require constant maintenance?

Security

  • Can your customer data be exposed?
  • Is your site hardened?

Upsells

  • Are you a target of ‘extras’?

Privacy

  • Are you spying on your biggest fans?
  • Are you spying on your best customers?
  • Are you sending their data around the world?

Accessibility

  • Does it work with Voiceover?
  • Does it work with most screenreader?
  • What percentage of screen readers?

Legal

  • Does it comply with the laws of the country it is established in?
  • Does it comply with international regulations (if appropriate)?

Usability

  • Is it easy to use?
  • Are there dark patterns?

Site Performance

  • How fast does the site load on an unprimed cache?
  • How many HTTP requests does it make?

Piggybacking

  • Is the agency using your name or brand to promote themselves?
  • Are they back-linking to themselves?

Bloat

  • Are they building features you don’t need?
  • Are they just throwing 3rd party code in?
  • Are they auditing or optimizing?

Weakness

  • Where are they weak?
  • Where are they strong?
  • Are they authentic?

Scalability

  • Will it scale?
  • Can they scale?
  • Have you seen examples?

IP

  • Who owns your IP?
  • Do you have the source files?
  • Do you have a system?

Readability

  • Is it easy to read?
  • For everyone?
  • For machines?

Typography

  • Whose fonts are you using?
  • Are they fast?
  • Are they private?

Cost

  • Is it value for money?
  • Are you paying for extras?
  • Is everything marked up?

Automation

  • What is automated?
  • How reliable is it?
  • What is the QC like?

Eye Candy

  • Is it original?
  • Is it helping or hurting?
  • What is the ROI like?

Animation

  • Is it appropriate?
  • Is it helping or hurting?
  • What is the ROI like?

Appearances

  • Are they showing you their best?
  • Will yours be the same?
  • Are they holding extra back?

Repos

  • Where’s your codebase hosted?
  • Who has access?
  • Does it matter?

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