How do you “design” a website? Who does it? How do you explain to your website guy what you see in your head? What if they don’t hit the mark?
I have no idea how to answer any of those questions. So I’ll just tell you how we do it:
Any form of design – from logos to biz cards to websites – requires mind-reading. Even if you don’t classify yourself as a “creative” person, odds are that you have a design in your head for what you’d like to see, even if you can’t quite explain it all. It’s a difficult process to try to explain design ideas, so we like to simplify things so that we all stay on the same page.
- We present you with 6-10 “ideas”. These are fake sites, full of fake info, with crazy colors/images/etc…but normally, one of these will jump out at you as a “really cool website”. Thus gives us our foundation.
- We then can take that design that you really dig and tear apart the colors, the images, the text, etc…and we can then show you a mock-up of YOUR site on that engine (site) that you really liked.
- Some more edits, and VOILA!!! You now have the site that you really like, couldn’t explain, but you KNEW it when you saw it!
Sometimes simplifying things….simplifies things. We could storyboard things for you, have multiple meetings, dream about your site at night, etc…and we could also bill you $7000+ for your website. How about we keep your bills low, meet your expectations, and give you what you wanted without billing you for time that we’re thinking about you??
I’ll take option 2.