After you’ve settled for the services of a web design company, the next step to take is defining the scope and requirements of the project.
A brief can be simply described as an important document that is written by a service recipient and delivered to the business providing the service. This document functions like an instruction manual that ensures that the consulting company performs its task in accordance with the customer’s requirement.
In web design, this is a vital part of the web building process because it doesn’t only discuss the brand of the customer, it also instructs the web designer on the tasks to undertake.
Whether you own a business in the UK and are hiring a web designer in Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, or any other UK city, a brief must be created for your business before the web design process can truly begin.
With a simple brief, you can convey your vision, requirements, and even design ideas to the web design company without wasting too much time on unnecessary conversations. This is, however, only possible if certain contents are included in the brief, and the absence of these contents simply nullifies the validity of the document as a web design brief.
An Overview of the Project
The most important detail that must never be left out of a web design brief is a general description of the project being assigned to the web designer. Even if you choose to elaborate on the web design project in the document, you must first give an overview of the task you want to be accomplished.
For example, if you’re working with a web design company to build an appealing E-commerce website, it is wrong to omit such vital information in the opening texts of the brief. Not only should the web project be included in the overview, its niche and if possible other identical websites should also be added to paint a clear image for the web design company.
Specific Features and Components
While you can safely assume that your web design company is capable of building a website with the basic features that aid proper web functionality, it still shouldn’t stop you from including any feature you personally want in the brief.
Most web designers are esteemed professionals but it's important for the customer to articulate the features that are most important; only through a web design brief will they have access to such knowledge.
If you do not know how to describe the visual design you want for your website, then it is more efficient to include a sample website in the brief. This gives the web design company a template to work with when crafting the website and ensures that no error in design arises due to miscommunications.
A web design brief is critical to the creation of an internet masterpiece, and failure to properly craft one may be detrimental to the design process of a website.
Here are LS25 Web Design, we take steps to understand your brief ahead of the customer committing to us building their website as we believe that this ensures that, when we outline our proposal to the customer, it is accurate and results in no additional costs to the client further down the line (unless their requirements change of course).
If you have a web design project in mind and would like to submit your brief to us for us to provide you with a proposal, why not complete our short Web Design Project Scoping form and we'll get back to you with a quote.