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Presentation for Wordcamp Seattle 2013. A checklist of what website owners need to consider when working with web designers, from choosing the right designer to what they'll need to provide during the ...

Presentation for Wordcamp Seattle 2013. A checklist of what website owners need to consider when working with web designers, from choosing the right designer to what they'll need to provide during the process.

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  • TheWebsite Owner’s GuideTo Working WithWeb Designers#wcsea hmny.co/GTWWWD
  • What ToExpectWhen You’reExpectingA Website:A Website Owner’sGuide to WorkingWith Web Designers#wcsea hmny.co/GTWWWD
  • #wcsea1 – Choosing The Right Designer.hmny.co/GTWWWDLet’s look at the pain points of web designfrom the client’s perspective:
  • #wcsea1 – Choosing The Right Designer.2 – What You Should Expect.hmny.co/GTWWWDLet’s look at the pain points of web designfrom the client’s perspective:
  • #wcsea1 – Choosing The Right Designer.2 – What You Should Expect.3 – What You Need To Own.hmny.co/GTWWWDLet’s look at the pain points of web designfrom the client’s perspective:
  • #wcsea1 – Choosing The Right Designer.2 – What You Should Expect.3 – What You Need To Own.4 – What You Need To Provide.hmny.co/GTWWWDLet’s look at the pain points of web designfrom the client’s perspective:
  • #wcsea1 – Choosing The Right Designer.2 – What You Should Expect.3 – What You Need To Own.4 – What You Need To Provide.5 – Tools For Communication.hmny.co/GTWWWDLet’s look at the pain points of web designfrom the client’s perspective:
  • #wcsea3 Major Factors:#1Purpose ofthe Site?#2Price, Speed, orQuality?#3DesignStylehmny.co/GTWWWD
  • #wcsea3 Major Factors:#1Purpose ofthe Site?#2Price, Speed, orQuality?#3DesignStyleFigure out what you need.hmny.co/GTWWWD
  • #wcsea3 Major Factors:#2Price, Speed, orQuality?You’ll never get all 3,so pick 2 and try not to settle for 1.#1Purpose ofthe Site?#3DesignStylehmny.co/GTWWWD
  • #wcsea3 Major Factors:#3DesignStyle#1Purpose ofthe Site?#2Price, Speed, orQuality?Their portfolio is the #1 way to judgewhat you’re going to get.hmny.co/GTWWWD
  • #wcseaQuestions You Should Ask:#1 – What is their process?hmny.co/GTWWWD
  • #wcseaQuestions You Should Ask:#1 – What is their process?#2 – What is their turnaround time?hmny.co/GTWWWD
  • #wcseaQuestions You Should Ask:#3 – What will they require from you?hmny.co/GTWWWD#1 – What is their process?#2 – What is their turnaround time?
  • #wcseaQuestions You Should Ask:#3 – What will they require from you?#4 – What type of software do they use?hmny.co/GTWWWDPssst! The correct answer probablyincludes the word “Wordpress”#1 – What is their process?#2 – What is their turnaround time?
  • #wcsea1 – Some sort of free consultation.hmny.co/GTWWWDPre-Hire & Onboarding Phase:
  • #wcsea1 – Some sort of free consultation.2 – Contract or Service Agreement.hmny.co/GTWWWDPre-Hire & Onboarding Phase:
  • #wcsea1 – Some sort of free consultation.3 – Questionnaire.2 – Contract or Service Agreement.hmny.co/GTWWWDPre-Hire & Onboarding Phase:
  • #wcsea1 – Some sort of free consultation.3 – Questionnaire.2 – Contract or Service Agreement.hmny.co/GTWWWDPre-Hire & Onboarding Phase:Build Out Phase…
  • #wcsea1 – Some sort of free consultation.3 – Questionnaire.2 – Contract or Service Agreement.hmny.co/GTWWWDPre-Hire & Onboarding Phase:Build Out Phase…5 – Testing.Launch Phase:
  • #wcsea1 – Some sort of free consultation.3 – Questionnaire.2 – Contract or Service Agreement.hmny.co/GTWWWDPre-Hire & Onboarding Phase:Build Out Phase…5 – Testing.Launch Phase:6 – Proper Hand Off & Closure.
  • #wcsea hmny.co/GTWWWDPlease Please Please Own These:#1The Domain#2Google Analytics#3Hosting*
  • #wcsea hmny.co/GTWWWDPlease Please Please Own These:#1The Domain#2Google Analytics#3Hosting*Register your own domain.This is your account, complete withlogin and password.
  • #wcsea hmny.co/GTWWWDPlease Please Please Own These:#1The Domain#2Google Analytics#3Hosting*Create your own account atGoogle.com/analytics using a companyemail account, such ascompanyname@gmail.com
  • #wcsea hmny.co/GTWWWDPlease Please Please Own These:#1The Domain#2Google Analytics#3Hosting**OK – hosting is less important –what you really have to own isup-to-date site backups.
  • #wcsea hmny.co/GTWWWDIt Takes Two:#1 – Answers & Feedback
  • #wcsea hmny.co/GTWWWDIt Takes Two:#1 – Answers & Feedback#2 – Examples & Ideas
  • #wcsea hmny.co/GTWWWDIt Takes Two:#1 – Answers & Feedback#2 – Examples & Ideas#3 – Copywriting
  • #wcsea hmny.co/GTWWWDIt Takes Two:#1 – Answers & Feedback#2 – Examples & Ideas#3 – Copywriting#4 – Photography
  • #wcsea hmny.co/GTWWWD#1 – Tools for Mockups#2 – Tools for Color#3 – Tools for Fonts#4 – Tools for InspirationHow to give your designer feedbackwhen have no design skills whatsoever…
  • Tools for Mockups - Balsamiq#wcsea hmny.co/GTWWWDWeb App$12/moGoogleDrivePlugin$5/mo
  • Tools for Mockups – Powerpoint#wcsea hmny.co/GTWWWD1 - ScreenshotWin:Ctrl + Alt + Prt ScrMac:Ctrl + Shift + 42 – PasteCrtl + V
  • Tools for Mockups – Powerpoint#wcsea hmny.co/GTWWWD3 – Go Nuts.Comments, arrows, textboxes, crop, whatever.4 – Email toyour designer
  • Tools for Color – ColourLovers.com#wcsea hmny.co/GTWWWD
  • Tools for Color – Kuler.Adobe.com#wcsea hmny.co/GTWWWD
  • Tools for Color – ColorSchemeDesigner.com#wcsea hmny.co/GTWWWD
  • Tools for Fonts – Google.com/Fonts/#wcsea hmny.co/GTWWWD
  • Tools for Fonts – Google.com/Fonts/#wcsea hmny.co/GTWWWD“awesome google font combinations”
  • Tools for Inspiration – Dribbble.com#wcsea hmny.co/GTWWWD
  • Tools for Inspiration – CSS Galleries#wcsea hmny.co/GTWWWD#1 – CSSMania.com#2 – Awwwards.com#3 – Siiimple.comThere’s hundreds of others…
  • Tools for Inspiration – Use Your Google#wcsea hmny.co/GTWWWD…shopping carts”…rate tables”…contact forms”…landing pages”…dental websites”…blog footers”…email signup forms”“great examples of
  • #wcseaThank you!Slides, links, andtranscript:hmny.co/GTWWWD