Tips for Working with Web DesignersJanuary 25, 2012 4 Comments
Having a well-designed website is important for business. A website is one of the most impressive forms of sales presentation and allows you attract your new and existing customers anytime and anywhere. A professional website with the right content can lead to successful marketing and increase people”s confidence in your company. Many companies work with graphic designers to develop a very professional and well-designed website. But if you only select a web design company, your website could be very disappointing for you and your customers. So, I would like to give you some tips for working with a web designer to create a good website and have a smooth working relationship.
1. Know the process before you start.
Please be familiar with the design process before you start the project. Depending on the project, mock-ups can be different than you expect. Having a clear idea of the process can reduce review cycles, budget and time.
2. Communication about your roles, not just about your website, is key.
If you have a specific idea, color, feel or style in mind, please let your designers know. Different designers have different design styles and expectations for their customers. Giving them some idea about what result you are expecting helps designers tailor their style to your site.
3. Give specific examples of what you want.
If you have specific competitor sites or sites that target the same audiences, show us. I think most designers are visual learners, so we understand some concepts better with images or by seeing examples.
4. Give specific examples of what you don’t want.
The more your designer knows up front, the better. Please discuss with us what you don’t want to be on your site.
5. Open your mind.
Be prepared to see at least one mockup that you like.
6. Give it some time to sink in.
Please listen to the designer’s explanation about the intent and alternatives. And taking extra time to discuss comments can reduce future irritation on your web site.
7. Deliver honest criticism.
Communicate your revision to your project designer honestly but not ideally. Clear response on a design can lead a designer and your goal at the same time.
8. Consider technical issues.
Technical issues can cause your beautiful design to look ugly. Be sure to discuss these issues before the design process begins. If you are planning on using Flash or some old browsers, we need to consider what will work on your site or not.
TriLeaf Designers” jobs are making you satisfied with your website and the working process. Please tell what is good or bad about the working process or the designs. We are glad to hear your honest and constructive criticism.
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