Instructions for the customer: website design – what you should pay attention
Sooner or later every company needs a website. Suppose the leaders “ripen” to this thought. They immediately have a lot of questions. Who! When? How many? How? Let’s try to figure it out and give some tips. First you need from a variety of proposals to choose developers. Such people who will not only create something and pretend to promote it, but will work without promises, but as efficiently as possible. Criteria that are worth paying attention to first are very simple: the presence of a portfolio, rating, the adequacy of communication. But this is not enough. It all barely begins. A sample of these features will allow you to create a list of applicants. And where to go next?
First, figure out the reputation. Check out negative opinions. A search on Yandex blogs is perfect for this purpose. It is only necessary to drive into the search engine the name of the company and see the real responses of people who had to deal with it. If there are too many results, you can concretize the request by adding the words “negative”, “problems”, “deception”, etc. to it. Then the screen will remain only not particularly flattering information about the proposed developer, as they say, firsthand.
Choosing the artist, it is time to move on to the next step. It is important to discuss all the nuances from the very beginning. To clarify how the price is formed and what it depends on, discuss the time of manufacture, find out if corrections are made and paid additions, whether discounts exist, etc. If you miss this moment, then halfway you can face unpleasant surprises.
With particular attention should come to the drafting of technical specifications. After all, it will rely on programmers and web designers in the development of the site. Written on paper is always primary. After all, even if later you want to make some changes and tell about it by phone, you will certainly be heard and even promised to do everything at the highest level, but in fact the telephone conversation can easily fly out of your head, while written with a pen and an ax knock out.
In order to speak with developers in one language it would be nice to understand at least the basic concepts associated with the sites and their development. For example, do website usability words tell you something? Not? And very vain. After all, usability will make it clear whether it will be easy for visitors to use the future site and find information on it.
Returning to the communication with the developers, we once again note that it is better to draw up your requests only in writing. Calls with requests to immediately sit down and transfer this and that efficiency do not differ. But a letter confirming that you asked for something would be more difficult to ignore.
What is hidden behind the design? Particular attention should be paid to the site your requests. How it will be, how well technical support is established, and then you or your employees can use the management system without contacting technical support.
Feel ready to start choosing a developer? It is more convenient to use specialized services in which the catalog of agencies, reviews about them, portfolio is available. Just come and pick up the artist.