A humorous look at the serious side of the web designer and client relationship during the web design decision making process. Matching client expectations and requirements to related web design costs.
Web designers are generally a very patient creative bunch and they really do like to do all they can to ensure that their clients are very happy. It is usual practice for your web designer to present you with a couple of design options, that could be two, three, four or more in some cases.
On the one hand it’s fantastic to have so much choice, on the other, perhaps too much choice keeps you in deliberation mode rather than encouraging decision mode.
Add another person, a colleague etc., and, like in the comic strip, you can quickly end up with differing preferences resulting in delays to your web design decision making process, or as expressed in the comic strip, incur additional web design costs.
It’s all a Matter of Taste Isn’t It?
Everyone has their individual taste and style. Whilst bright florescent green with purple stripes may work well for you, that’s a colour combination that may send your website visitors heading quickly for their browser back button!
Will Your Colour Theme Work?
If you do have a colour choice or theme in mind, your initial colour ideas may not work well together as an overall theme for your website. It’s best to select colours that work well together and minimise the number of colours that you intend to use.
Color stimulates the viewers emotions, communicating on levels other than reason and intellect. Colour can incite positive responses such as excitement, entertainment and persuasion, yet it can also generate negative responses. Choose your web design colour scheme with care.
Do Some Research
Unless you are happy to leave potential colour choices to your web designer, it’s best to undertake a little colour theory research and to discuss these with other colleagues involved in the project (if you have them), which you can then share with your web designer at the pre-design stage.
Any potential colour choice hazards can be tackled … discussed and agreed upon at this early stage.
- Clarifying what seems a minor thing early on in the web design decision making process will make your web designers creative task to deliver you something you’ll really love run more smoothly.
- And, you’ll be preserving your budget.
Although you may still require a final colour tweak or change, any amendment at this stage is more likely to be a minor and easily amended change, leaving you and your web designer with smiles on your faces and design budget intact.
No matter what, enjoy the web design decision making process.
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Comic Strip Source: Brad Colbow is an independent illustrator living in Cleveland Ohio