There are so many companies around nowadays offering new website design, development, management, hosting, setup etc. etc. etc. that it’s hard to know exactly what you should web hosting be looking for and should be alerted by in the early stages of the process.
I therefore thought it would be good to make a check list so that as a new business, or as someone looking for a new website, you have something to look through and know what to ask for. Over the coming weeks we will explain to you the fundamental steps required to getting the work you want done for you, the way you want it.
Part One – Before The Initial Meeting
The initial meeting is (in our opinion) the most important step of the process. The reason we don’t have prices on our website, and the reason we don’t have packages is because everyone is different. Every company has a different plan, a different strategy and different themes that must be reflected in their website and we believe that it’s simply not possible to fit everybody into 3 different boxes.
So what you should do before the meeting?
Being prepared is essential. It’s not a deal-breaker if you haven’t thought of everything (don’t worry) because that’s our job to pull the information we need, but it certainly will make you more aware of what you want, and more in control.
Things to think about:
- What your company is and what it does (obvious, but sometimes you really need to think about it and be succinct);
- Who your website is targeting (clients, customers, businesses, individuals, age-groups, genders, tech-savvyness);
- Themes that your company currently employs (colours, branding, logos, styles);