There is probably nothing more daunting when starting to market and advertise a business than building a website from scratch. In the past decade, the importance of Lakeland web design grew exponentially to the point that a website is now the single most critical part of any promotional, marketing, and advertising efforts. The power of a web design lies on how the web designer imagined and executed the ideas of the business owner. The success of every website depends on the quality of talent and skills that its designer has.

But more than anything else, the success of every website is based on the working relationship between the client and the designer. That relationship will begin with how the creative and design process took place. Here are the three critical questions to ask when meeting with the web designer for the first time (assuming that at this point, the price has already been negotiated and agreed upon):

How many revisions are you willing to make?

While there are questions that require no specific answer, this is not one of those. The answer should be an unequivocal “as many as it takes.” Believe it or not, some designer charges an extra fee beyond the first revision. The premise is that the Lakeland web design client should see all the things that need to be adjusted and changed during the proofreading and copywriting phase of the project. We all know it is impossible to see every mistake on the first stage of proofreading and quality control.

How will we communicate during the design process?

Your designer may work offsite. Most web designers work on a freelance or flexible time schedule. This means they are allowed to take their work wherever they need to go and they are not necessarily in the office waiting for the client’s call. There should be a platform where you can see what the designer is working on. It cannot simply be email or Facebook Messenger. It is hard to see the progress of a project with these platforms. Use Basecamp or Trello or any other project management program.

How long will it take to design my website?

This should be a question during your first meeting and way before the contract has been negotiated. But again, it is important to emphasize the agreed upon timeline. Even though this has been set in stone (supposedly) during your final contract negotiation meeting, ask the same question in case you added some elements in your website that will require the designer to work another hour or day.