There are several things that you can do to prepare for your web design project. Follow these guidelines to get your project off to a good start.
Understand The Process
It really helps if you understand the typical web design process so that you know what to expect. This way you’ll understand each step of the process, and be ready for anything your web designer needs.
Have Your Logo Ready
Be ready to provide your web designer with your logo. If you have the logo in different file formats, then send all of them to your designer. Vector format (EPS, Illustrator), or PNG format are usually preferred, but other formats work as well. If you can’t find your logo files, then ask your logo designer for a copy.
Collect Your Photographs & Graphics
Collect any existing photos and graphics that you think may work on the website, and put them on a USB drive, or online drive for your web designer. This makes it easy for your web designer to view all your graphical assets and decide which can be used on the website.
Start Preparing Your Text
Start preparing your text as early as possible. Give yourself plenty of time to write any new text that you need. It may take several weeks to prepare and write the text for a typical web site. This is usually the task that will take most of your time.
Plan Your Schedule
A considerable amount of your time will be required during the web design project. Understanding this commitment, and planning your schedule will go a long way in getting your web site completed on time. So, be sure to set aside some time in your schedule that is dedicated solely to working on the web site.
Being prepared will help the web design process go smoothly and on schedule. Set aside some time in your schedule for the new web site, and plan ahead for the various requests that your web designer will ask of you.