How to get the most out of your web design company – In a nutshell

Published on 24th October 2013

How to get the most out of your web design company – expert advice from Peter Weeks at Daneswood Solutions Ltd

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If you’re looking to have a website developed, then most people will ask more than one company to provide a proposal for a site, so make sure that you write a detailed brief about your project and make sure that all companies get the same brief so that their responses can be consistent and address your needs. A brief should include some background about your business, what the aims of the website will be and how you see it benefiting your business. You should also say what you want the website to actually do and what technical functions it needs to perform, as well as identifying who you see as the target audience who will use the site.

Secondly, decide what your budget for the project is going to be and share it with the companies who are quoting. It really shouldn’t be a state secret — after all, if you were going to buy a new car, you wouldn’t expect the showroom to have to guess whether you were in the market for a Fiat five hundred or a Lamborghini. It saves the company wasting your time and theirs preparing a proposal for a Lamborghini, when you’ve only got a budget for a Fiat.

Thirdly, be prepared to make some decisions — you’ll be asked for feedback on designs, layout, site structure, images and graphics and so on. Try to be decisive and always base your decisions on what is best for your customers rather than based on your personal likes and dislikes. Don’t forget the site is for our customers not for you.

Finally, try to meet the people who’ll be working on the project. Your website is a big commitment and you really want to make sure that you get on with the people you’ll be getting on with.

Getting your website developed should also be fun and developing a good working relationship with your web design company is essential.


Peter Weeks
Daneswood Solutions Ltd
http://www.daneswood.co.uk
sales@daneswood.co.uk
01392 248365

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