|brotherhood of LAN|
Welcome to the forums viteb,
Those do sound like sensible points to base your working relationship on.
Off the top of my head....
- Take time to organise the information on your computer, so that you spend less time looking for things.
- Don't try and re-invent the wheel as there's are thousands upon thousands of scripts and programs out there that may do exactly what you need
The first three are true for any project.
Your tips are very important and also very knowledgeable for any beginner of development thanks for the informative post....
Just bear in mind that each step will have multiple steps within. I think the most importaint aspect, and this covers the entire process is time management. Have a schedule and follow it.
Understanding client requirements is very importaint. Never let a client give you a free run at the process. Its only after you have finished that they will decide they would have prefered somethign different. :)
I am new to this too and I wanted to ask if clients generally prefer a company that tries to add value by understanding the clients business and providing various solutions. Or whether they just want you to get the website done without spending time on business objectives and detailed requirements.
My opinion is that this is crucial but do clients agree?
The tips mentioned are really very useful and should help any new web developer. However, I think I have a few more tips to add to the list. These should help web developers, no matter how experienced they are.
1) Know the risks involved: If you can make a list of some of the possible risks involved in each step of a given project and come up with possible and sensible solutions to such risks, you will be better off to tackle such risks effortlessly.
2) Communicate properly with your team members: Completing a project with excellent results is a group effort. Communicate with your group members at each and every step to make sure the process is going smoothly.
Hope my tips will be of some use to web designers.
There are certain rules that needs to follow when it comes to web developing, but along wish those mentioned tips, certain creativity and thinking out of the box is very important to provide unique and bright ideas.
[edited by: brotherhood_of_LAN at 4:49 am (utc) on Apr 4, 2013]
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* Identify all decision makers who have veto power on the work.
I have personally and have known others who have gone through the whole process, getting signoff all along the way, only to suddenly have a new decision maker introduced who doesn't want a new site at all (in some cases because he/his son/his college buddy built the original site and he's emotionally attached).
In one case this was a large, well-known retailer that I've purchased from many times. Met the developer at Pubcon. He said that a week before launch, after putting thousands into the new site, all of the sudden, the CEO walked into the room and said he'd thought about it and kind of liked the old site better.