I’ve worked on a lot of projects over the years and one thing clients usually forget about is ongoing maintenance. Who’s going to take care of the site after it’s “done?”
Lets be honest, a site is never really done. Clients often forget about things like software updates, bugs that show up after launch, and feature enhancements.
It’s a good idea to keep your developers around for maintenance items. Since they have the most knowledge of the code, they should be the most efficient when making updates.
If you’re thinking about doing a maintenance program, picking the right number of hours to dedicate towards that program can be key to its success. You can check out my article on the Nerdery blog for more insight into starting a maintenance project.