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What does my web designer need from me before building the website?

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Congratulations, you have decided to get a professional website for your business. Now that you have hired a web designer, what information should you provide to your web designer? 

You can't expect the web designers to read your mind, and know about your business immediately to create the perfect website that you envisioned. Your web designers will need as much information about your business to start crafting your new website. 

Below is a list of information I will ask from the client during the discussion and before the project commences. Providing these information will help web designers, like myself to have a better idea of what your website should look like, shorten the project completion time, and reduce confusion for both parties.

Business Information

Where else would a web designer get your business information besides from you? You know your business the best and web designers need business information from you in order to fill the website with your business info to have a better mockup of the website during the drafting stage.

The following is a list of basic business information you should provide your web designers:

  • Business Name
  • Business Logo
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Physical Location's Address
  • Operation Hours

Website Content

Website content refers to the text, images, videos, and any other element you want to feature on your website. For web designers to plan the layout of each section and page of the website, you will need to provide additional information about the business to speed up the project completion time.

Below is an example of a list of information you should give your web designers:

  • History of Business
  • Testimonials/Portfolio
  • Images/Videos About the Business
  • Product/Service Information 
  • Social Media Links
  • Blog Posts

Website Feature

Do you want a simple website that showcases your business to your potential customers, or do you want a website with an e-commerce function where visitors can make online purchases? Do you need a custom CMS (Content Management System) to showcase your product/service/listings? Do you need a booking feature where visitors can make an appointment with you? 

There are many features to be discussed with your web designers to make sure that you have the perfect website for your business. You can also send your web designers a few websites that you like and mention specifically what you like on those websites. This ensures that both you and your web designers have a mutual level of understanding regarding the project.

Look and Feel of Website

Last but not least, the design and aesthetics of the website. Do you want a lighter theme website or a darker theme website? Do you want your website to be interactive or plain? There are many design element that needs to be taken into consideration when building your dream website such as theme color, use of animations, and much much more.

The best way to convey your desired look and feel of your dream website is to once again send your web designers a few websites that you like. Additionally, you can also highlight what you like and dislike about each website you sent so that the web designer knows what you want.

Remember, web designers such as myself are here to help you to achieve your business goal of creating the perfect website. Web designers only have one goal, which is to create a website that you'll be satisfied with. Communication is key between both you as a client and a web designer such as myself. Therefore, you should always be upfront about what you like and don't like for your website. 

After you gave all the necessary information mentioned above, your web designer should have a clear estimation of when the project will be completed. That's it for this topic. Feel free to let me know what do you think about this topic in the comment section. 

If you have any more questions or interested in working with Mono Ninja, feel free to contact me. I look forward to learning more about your business. Hope to work with you soon. 🙂

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