If you are looking to take your website to the next level, then you might be considering getting it redesigned. There are many reasons that a company would want to redesign their website, including updating outdated message or changing the design of the site altogether.
Whatever your reason for wanting a website redesign, here is what you can expect when hiring a website designer.
The Website Redesign Briefing Process
Every website design and development company will have their own process to a project. Getting the website redesign brief right, is critical.
You should provide as much information as you can when preparing to brief your website designer. This will help them to understand what you are looking for, and avoid any misunderstandings along the way.
Some of the key points you might consider in your website redesign briefing are:
- Your goals for the project
- Any brand guidelines or instructions regarding the look and feel
- Examples of websites that may be suitable to model on (to some degree)
- What content and pages you would like to retain, move or overhaul
The more ideas and resources you can prepare ahead of time can really help the briefing process run smoothly. Website designers will often then provide proposals based on how they feel they can best serve your needs and desires.
Assessing Website Redesign Proposals
Experienced web designers will make their own recommendations and suggestions which may support your goals. It’s important to be clear and upfront with your designer about what you hope to achieve with the website redesign, so that they can provide a proposal tailored specifically for you.
Some web designers work to a cookie-cutter approach so they may take your brief and try to make it fit to their solution. Unless their solution happens to be exactly what you want, it’s important to avoid these types of website redesign providers as they will not be tailored to your specific needs and wants.
The best way to get the most out of your website redesign is by working with a designer who understands you, your business, and what you’re looking for. This way, you can be sure that the website designer will make the best recommendations and interpret the brief accurately.
Hiring Additional Support
When having a website redesigned, often there are additional tasks and services that you need done to complete the project. Full services agencies may take care of it all for you, however you’ll pay additional fees for the services and you might find the quality of work isn’t quite what you were looking for.
It’s often better to hire a small team of specialists to support you. The reality is, the best in the biz are probably working for themselves and are specialists in their field. This might include photographers, copywriters, social media marketers and illustrators. You can hand pick the exact service provider you want to work with according to their own style and what you feel will be the best match for your needs.
Do you feel like your website needs a facelift? If so, we’d love the opportunity to discuss your options and provide a proposal based on your needs.
At Uplift 360, we also have a strong team of referral partners who are specialists in their field. We’d be more than happy to recommend you to people we know, like and trust will serve you well.
When we redesign websites, we make sure to give you a new look and feel that is more in line with modern design trends. But it isn’t just the appearance of your site that improves when you get it redesigned; there are many other considerations and that’s what we’d love to discuss with you.