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The Importance Of Planning

Josh, 05 November, 2012 0 Comments

“He who fails to plan is planning to fail.” – Winston Churchill

It’s true in so many aspects of business and life, including your website.

When you are looking at design or redesign ideas for your brand’s website it is very important to stop and think about your needs not only now, but also in the future. The ability to do so will save you time, money, frustration, and downtime in the short and long term.

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Think ahead. A great team of designers and developers (like ours) can help give you what you need for your site now while building in tools, pages, features, and plugins that will ensure that your site is equipped for the future. Take some time to sit with your team and think about what you will need now, in the the near future and further down the road. If you can map out what you want and expect to happen in all three of those time periods you can create a better plan for your site.

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Know what you want. You are required to provide a list of desired ingredients when you order a pizza. Think of your website the same way. It is important to take the time with your team to decide what you’re looking for before the design and dev team gets to work. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, it’s a lot harder to find it.

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Organize content. If your team is going to be responsible for any part of the design and development process be sure that you treat these deadlines with the same urgency that you do with any other. Have your logo, images, copy, or other content available so that things won’t be delayed.

We all know that during a project things can and will change, it won’t be troublesome when things have been well put together, planned out and executed initially. Problems arise when the entire project changes day to day and there isn’t a clear sense of direction.

Our team is dedicated to giving you a great result based on your vision. And when a project gets started with a comprehensive idea of what you want and need, we’re able to work hard to give it to you. Proper planning may take more time now – but in the long run it will save your team both time and money.

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