dzine it, Inc., a leader in website design and development based in Manhattan, New York, says that it is best to know exactly what you want before hiring a website development firm
Online PR News – 17-August-2009 –Peter Crisafi, Vice President of dzine it, Inc. (http://www.dzineit.net), a New York website development firm serving clients across the country and throughout the world, says the best way to approach purchasing a website development package is to know exactly what you want in advance.
“The staff here at dzine it has experience with just about every business and personal website you can imagine and we have experience with just about every type of client you can imagine as well,” says Crisafi. “Whether it is the business owner that has absolutely no experience with the Internet or more knowledgeable clients who need a little extra help boosting their online presence, we can work with anyone.”
However, the best clients, according to Crisafi, are the ones that come prepared.
“That is not necessarily for our benefit, but for theirs,” he says. “A person can save a lot of time and money if they enter a website development project knowing how it is they want their website to look and what they wish to achieve through their online presence.”
So what should be done to achieve a better “focus” in advance of hiring a website development firm?
Crisafi says that the first thing he tells clients is to look at their competition.
“There is no better way to formulate a plan for your online presence than to take a close look at your competition,” says Crisafi, “but don’t mimic them, strive for something better. Look for their strengths and improve on those strengths, look for their weaknesses and blow them out of the water.”
Crisafi also recommends having an outline before contacting a website developer. Outlines should include the different pages and features that users will have access to, set up in a detailed hierarchy, much like the menu of a website. Be sure to include any necessary photo galleries, videos, or other content that the website may require.
In addition, he says that clients should have a general idea of the look and feel of their website, including colors and graphics.
“All you have to do is have a picture in your head,” says Crisafi. “A good website designer will be able to bring that picture to life.”
If a client has a specific plan in place before contacting the web developer, even if the client decides to veer from that plan, Crisafi says, it can make all the difference.
Established in 2003, dzine it, inc. is a leader in Custom web development, programming and design solutions for small and large business, agencies. The company offers a wide range of business-centered visual communication solutions, including web-based content management, web design, graphic design, custom web software applications, ethical white hat search engine optimization (Organic SEO), Video Encoding, and print media solutions. For more information, call 718.336.2660 or visit www.dzineit.net.