A comprehensive understanding of your business and vision will ensure you get the best results for your website! A reputable web designer would ask these important questions:
1 What is the purpose of your website?
Your aims: are you looking to create an online store, a portfolio, a corporate website, promote services, is it an online brochure or something else entirely? Understanding your website’s primary goal is essential.
2 Who is your target audience?
Who are the people you want to reach with your website? What is their age range, demographics, and behaviours?
3 Do you have a logo, also specific design or branding in mind?
Do you have existing brand guidelines, color schemes, logos, or design elements that should be incorporated into the website? What style or aesthetic are you aiming for?
4 What content will be on the website?
Provide an outline of the content you want on your website. This includes text, images, videos, and any other media.
5 Do you have a sitemap or site structure in mind?
How do you envision the navigation and organization of your website’s pages and sections?
6 What features and functionality do you need?
Are there specific features you require, such as contact forms, a gallery, blog?
7 What is your budget and timeline?
It’s essential to establish a budget and timeline for the project to ensure that expectations are aligned.
8 Are there any websites you admire or competitors you’d like to reference?
Providing examples of websites you like or admire, as well as those of your competitors, can help the designer understand your preferences and industry standards.
9 What are your long-term goals for the website?
Are you planning to scale the website in the future, add new features, or regularly update content?
10 How do you plan to maintain and update the website?
Discuss your plans for website maintenance, are you looking for the designer to handle this? Also are you going to update your website or do you want the designer to do this?
11 Do you have a domain name and hosting provider?
If you already have a domain name and hosting, provide this information. If not, the designer can assist you in selecting these.
12 If requiring SEO as part of the website, what are your SEO goals?
Are there specific SEO strategies you want to integrate into your website?
13 What is your preferred timeline for project milestones?
Establishing project milestones and deadlines helps ensure that the project progresses smoothly.
14 What is your preferred method of communication and feedback?
How do you prefer to communicate with the designer during the project and how feedback and revisions will be handled.
15 Have you considered website security?
Discuss any security or privacy considerations on the website.