Even if you’re not the one actually building or designing the website, the process can still be time-consuming and overwhelming. You may be wondering where to start and what kind of information you need to hand over. Some of these pieces of info are vital when it comes to website design, as missing them can derail your project and keep your website from functioning and looking the way that you need it to for your business in Fresno, CA or wherever you are based.
The fact of the matter is that we don’t know your business. We may have a basic idea, or even working knowledge, but we don’t know the ins and outs, the every day grind, what really makes your business tick. Therefore, we’re not going to know exactly what needs to go on your website until you point it out to us. Widgets and tools, specific features that you need, things like that need to be given to us so that we can build the site around them.
When we design a website, we start with the basics that make your website functional and look good. If you need, per se, something that allows clients to book through your website, an ability to create accounts, or even some sort of e-commerce system, that’s something that you need to tell us so that we can incorporate it for you.
Photos are a huge thing – people are visual creatures. This may seem like something basic, but we’re going to need the photos that you want used on the website. So if you want to show off your storefront or the portrait of your founder, make sure that you give us images. It’s also important that you make sure these images are high resolution and high quality, as they’ll often be featured next to stock images (which are usually taken by professional photographers). It might be a good idea to invest in professional images for your website. If you are in Fresno, Ca or in the Central Valley, we offer branding photography as one of our services.
Other media that needs to be included, such as files to download from the website, music that needs to play, or videos that need to be worked in, also need to be given to us so that we can add them to your website for you. Branding and graphic design that you want to include should be given as well.
The best thing that you can do when it comes to working with a website designer is to keep in touch. Responses to our questions and inquiries should be timely, so that we can keep the project on track and moving forward. If you can’t communicate with us quickly, we can’t guarantee the product on time – ultimately, keeping in touch and offering timely responses really gives us the opportunity to keep the project smooth and positive for everyone involved.
Website building can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Keep these in mind and be ready to hand over the necessary information, and you’ll find that it’s a lot easier on you than you think.