Working with a Web Designer 101

So you’re ready to start your website development project (with me or any other website designer). Congratulations! You’re ahead of the game, you’ve dodged the trap of those mass produced website builders which steal your content and give you the worst possible outcome for your business, bravo! 

You’re probably asking yourself a list of questions: How much does it cost to hire a web designer? How do I hire someone to design my website? What do I need to know before hiring a web designer? Who should I hire to build my website? How much does creating a website cost? Is it worth building your own website?

Here is a list of things that I as your website designer will ask you for. Even if you haven’t had a consultation with me yet or if you’re working with another website developer here’s a list of things that any good web designer is going to ask you for.

If they don’t it’s a huge red flag that they are either cutting corners or don’t know what they are doing and you should seek advice from an experienced website designer before it is too late!

Here’s what I, your website designer, am asking for from you the client:

  • Your Logo (PDF, EPS or high res JPEG if possible)
  • Hosting Login (hosting account and/or Cpanel login)**
  • Current Website Login 
  • Analytics Access (we make decisions based on data, hopefully your old website developer has been collecting it for you!)
  • Images or any new pictures you’d like to use for the new site
  • Brand style guide, colors or any special graphics being used

**if you don’t have hosting please click here to set up new hosting, click on managed WordPress then choose “Grow Big”.  Want to learn more about setting up your website hosting & why I recommend SiteGround? Check out this page for more details.

Getting Started with a website developer
You might not have all or any of these things but don’t worry, we make it easy for you. If you don’t it’s no problem but providing your website designer with as much info as you possibly can makes things smoother and result in the best possible outcome. 
How to get started with a website developer

Getting Started with a Website Developer – How to collaborate: (send me your content & Images)

The best and easiest way to send me images is via e-mail

I will also accept your content via:

  • DropBox
  • Google Drive
  • Text Message
  • Any other sharing platform of your choosing

Understand the website development process

Designing a website, no matter how big or small, is an extensive process that can be overwhelming. I’ve outlined my process into 3 steps:

Check back here soon for more info on understanding the website development process.

Getting Started with a website developer