What is the best strategy to develop a Custom Website at the lowest Cost possible with high Quality?
Many of us launch Websites based on Word press, forum software..etc.
But I have tried to develop a Social Shopping website based on Ruby on Rails and the result was very bad, the project is almost a fail.
I am trying to do this at the lowest cost, and I asked the developers to clone an existing social shopping website ( yes, I did not give them functional specification document.).
The quality is too bad, and the developers seem to require guidance at every step. I hired developers over oDesk.
I think my mistakes are
- Looking for the lowest cost developers
- Not providing functional specification document
- going for ROR ( less developers and more expensive)
or should I avoid developing custom websites all together if I am low in budget?
what is the considerable budget to allocate if you want to develop social shooing website such as ownza.com? the lowest you can to launch a website and attract few visitors, then look for investors?