Running a webstore on Magento, we’ve had to develop quite a bit of custom code as well as using various modules. I’m going to tackle the custom developers first, then go on to module developers next:
Collins Harper – these are my main developers. I use them on a very regular basis.
Pros: Some great modules that just work (their local pickup, Canada Post Pro and gateway modules). Coding is good, fast and reliable when custom development is required. Generally, they solve issues even other developers have problems with.
Cons: More complicated modules like the CP 2.0 modules have occasional bugs and require more maintenance. Can be slow in getting to you due to high demand for services. Also, their hourly rate is up there – though it’s often balanced out by efficiency of work done.
Hatimeria: I used them to do the redesign of the website as well as providing some basic coding services during the site redesign.
Pros: Cheaper than CH. Coding is generally okay, not great but serviceable. They have a good designer they work with.
Cons: Very busy – I haven’t been able to get onto their docket for more work in a while.