When you made the leap into the business world you knew you needed a website to grow your company. In order to achieve global domination, building your dream website is a must in your steps to success. Now that you have some skin in the game, you might feel some type of way about the return in the investment you are receiving.
As business owners, we write the plan out over and over, thinking we’ve covered every aspect. All the while, we may miss small details along the way. All the details are in the universe and you have to pay attention to all aspects of your business and site.
Here are some key questions to ask yourself about your site: important things we tend to skip over.
What do I provide the designer when the project starts? It depends on the project. I personally send a checklist or a design brief requesting what I need from my client prior to the project start. A good designer will prepare you for what you’ll need to get started on the design. You at least need to have a vision or an idea of what you want. It makes the design process go a lot smoother if you can communicate to your designer the look and feel you are going for.
What is the best way to communicate with my designer? The best way is email. I know some people like to discuss things on the phone but you want a written account of all correspondence between you and the designer. Should issues arise, you have a paper trail of everything. Phone calls are secondary in the event email communication just doesn’t suffice. The other reason why phone calls are secondary is the designer needs as much time as possible to focus on the design at hand, so it can be difficult if the phone is ringing off the hook. I personally take scheduled phone calls from my clients only for an initial consultation or to resolve any issues that need additional clarity. Continue Reading →