September 17th, 2010
How To Speed Up The Web Design Process
Think and plan carefully
If you know what you want, you will save a lot of time as this will avoid your designer spending time working on designs which you may decide you don't like. Always be as clear as you can about what you want and if you have concerns that your designer doesn't share your vision, find out whether it's possible to discuss a prototype.
Ask your designer whether there is an option for a Template If you want to speed up the graphic design process have you thought about using one of your web designer's pre-designed templates? Most web designers will have their own templates from which you can choose a design which works for you and your business. However, it is crucial that you don't confuse these with the templates you will find elsewhere online. Pre-set template websites can be very restrictive and frustrating to work with and are often incompatible with many of the other elements you may wish to add later.
Be clear and respond quickly When your designer calls or sends you an e-mail to ask a question, ensure you are quick to respond. Maybe your designer has sent you a choice of images and needs a decision on which one to use on your fabulous new site - be sure to advise what your decision is as soon as you possibly can. It's no good if you take a couple of weeks to return the call or e-mail or go away on holiday without leaving clear and concise instructions. (If you are going on holiday, think about leaving a contact number so that work is not delayed while your designer waits for your return).
Some important facts to tell your Web Designer before you start Give your designer as much information as possible which will save them asking you questions and holding up work if they have all the answers up front:
Another important and final point, do tell your designer what your budget is for the re-design or new site. This needs to be compatible with what the designer is charging and will help you both to save time and avoid any misunderstandings right from the beginning.
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