It’s not always easy when trying to portray what you envision for your website to your web designer. Below are our personal recommendations to better help your web designer create the website of your dreams!
A picture is worth 1,000 words. Having examples of designs that match your vision is one of the most effective ways of communicating ideas to your designer. If you need guidance on finding websites that match what you envision, then we recommend using www.dribbble.com! It has countless sites categorized into different ideas and styles for you to go through and be inspired by.
It is not easy for a web designer to follow along during your design process when you are not organized. When presenting your thoughts and ideas, try and keep things grouped based on page or concept. This will help your web design team better track your changes and requests over time. Also, try not to send feedback in an email drip. Try to send your feedback in rounds, as this will avoid thoughts and ideas from being lost in different email threads.
It’s important to use the right language when discussing design. Take some time to better understand the terminology used by web designers. This will make it easier to reference things such as an image carousel, website header, and body text. In addition, when collaborating on a new concept, go beyond just “I don’t like that” when providing feedback. Spend some time understanding and explaining your preferences before communicating it back to your designer.
Remember why you hired your design team. It’s easy to let personal design tastes get in the way of new ideas, but it’s important to remember that your design team is doing what they consider to be best for your brand. Sometimes this means doing this differently than what you had imagined and it’s important to give them the freedom to experiment.