Congratulations! You’ve found the perfect designer who understands exactly what you need and produces high quality work. Now it’s time to start working with the web developers and begin the design process.
To get the best possible results you need to get involved right from the start and provide as much feedback as possible to your design team. The design team’s role is to translate your vision into something visually appealing and functional. Your role as the client is to provide clear and concise direction for your team to follow, so don’t hold back.
Here are a few tips that will help:
Trust the professionals: You’re paying for their expertise so don’t waste your time and money by sweating the small stuff. A good web design firm will review and revise the project plan throughout the design process. Giving you an opportunity to approve or adjust the project along the way.
Ask questions: While you should trust the pros do what they do best, it is always a good practice to ask questions if something is unclear or unfamiliar. Designers are notorious for the over-usage of web-jargon and acronyms so just ask for the explanation if your not sure.
Take Action: Nothing extends a project launch date more than lingering questions about changes to the design or overdue requirements. Be decisive in making decisions and communicate often with your design team. They can’t move forward without your cooperation.
Be patient but firm: The larger the project, the more likely delays will arise. Be patient if your design team is genuinely trying to meet important milestones, but be firm about requiring periodic updates from them. It is their responsibility to keep you updated and informed.
Building a website is very exciting and rewarding but it can be time consuming and a source of much frustration. However; if you’re willing to put in a little work and follow a few tips in this article, you will be rewarded with a beautiful website that truly reflects your vision of success.