Custom web design is not a simple thing. It is a complicated process. Forget all those things you see on Facebook that said you can build your website in as fast as three minutes. Nothing successful can be done in a couple of minutes. Real websites, the ones that actually bring profit and make your brand known, take a long and arduous process.
And as with every process, there’s bound to be questions along the way, especially from your clients who expect custom web designers to be nothing short of a magician who can suddenly bring your business to success. Designers and developers should welcome these questions and should be willing to provide the answers to their clients.
The design process
It is important for clients to know how much involvement they need in the design process. Will they be giving their opinions to every step of the process? When are they going to be consulted? Understand that your clients want to learn how the process will journey on so they can also have an idea of what things are expected from them. While there are preconceived steps that most designers take for a project, a custom web design is mostly a collaboration between the designer and the client.
The price of a custom website
Though this is not the first question that most customers ask, it is nonetheless the most important aspect of a custom web project. The ability of the client to decide on the elements of the website will depend on how much he can spare for this project. He needs to stick to a budget and designers understand that. Websites are priced on the specific needs of the clients. It is unfair to have one-size-fits-all pricing because a custom website needs custom pricing. This ensures that you will get the website that you paid for, no more and no less. The price will be based on what the client and the designer can agree on.
The time of the website launch
Clients stick to a certain schedule that is based on their business plan. Designers understand that and this is the reason why both of them should work closely together so they can come up with a reasonable amount of time when it comes to finishing the whole design process. Design projects vary based on the customized needs of the clients so there should be a clear understanding between the two parties on what is expected from each other.