Much can be said about designing a successful
website, but very few, at least from my viewpoint has ever been
said about the duties and obligations of a client, once he rolls
into a website project. My experience has taught me that, the
client's participation is crucial to the success and culmination
of an efficient we presence.
This is why I have lined out a few things that a
client should take into a account and do if he or she plans to
have their website built successfully:
1. Active participation
Speak to your web designer as frequently as possible while
working on the project, this will keep
everything in track and avoid double corrections.
2.Deal directly with your designer, don't
give this work out to any of your employees if they don't have
the same corporate view you have. This will only confuse and
disrupt proper communication.
3. Supply graphic
information including corporate logo and usage manual
If you already have a logo, give it to your designer. If it
comes along with usage manual, even better. If it has a definite
color code please specify it. Speak about it, speak about logo
usage limitations. If the above can't be met please supply logo
in digital format.
4. Supply good written material and product
All literature is welcome, this is what the web designer will
use a basis to layout web architecture. This is where your web
designer will learn about your product and services enabling him
or her to organize navigation clearly and properly. On the other
hand, supplied literature, will avoid small copy corrections
from anyone in your team. It has already been successfully used
and doesn't need changes.