Before Redesigning a Website

There comes a time when you have redesign your website. Just like we do home improvements, there are a number of reasons to do that but bottom line you’ve decided to do it. Here are a few questions to help you get the most out of it.

1. Why Am I Redesigning?

Approach this like you do any other project. First, make a list of the things you want to accomplish with the redesign. You hardly start working on the kitchen without a solid plan. Have a plan that will allow you to reach your goal.

2. What Has Worked For You Before?

When getting to the point of redesigning your website, it means that you have one that was designed sometime ago. And you have users who visit your website from time to time. These users may be clients, or customers, or vendors. Whoever they are you want to make sure that the things they like about your website are preserved as much as possible. Find out what they like and see how you can preserve as much as possible. Not every redesign needs an overhaul. Sometimes just a color scheme upgrade will do. Other times it’s just the navigation of the website that needs work. Once you have a good idea of what you want to preserve, make a list and save it for the web professional.

3. Budget

Everything seems to cost money these days. And website redesign is no exception. Now that you know what you want and have made a list of what works you need to get in touch with a web professional(s) and present your list to them in exchange for a quote. This quote should include the estimated amount, mode of payment and frequency and timeline. Schedule a time to talk to these professionals and make sure they understand what you want. You will be paying them so it’s good to make sure you get the most out of it.

4. Hire A Professional

How do you hire a great web professional? Well, in most cases, just ask your friends for a referral. 80% – 90% of my business comes from clients who refer clients and that makes my life easier. Why? Because these prospective clients are already convinced to some degree that I’ll get the job done based on their friend’s word.

When looking for a web professional, ask for experience in the areas you need help. You may find out that a lot of programmers aren’t good at graphics while most graphic designers are not good at programming. Take a look at their work and you’ll see what level of quality they’ll offer you.

If you’re looking to redesign your website, you may contact us at any time.

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