Modern Website Design Wisdom
I’ve been talking to a couple of new clients during the last week or so about developing new websites for their businesses. What’s struck me is that many SME’s are falling into the trap of being totally beholden to their web designer.
Most web designers offer the service of registering the domain name and hosting the web site, as this takes away a lot of technical and time-consuming admin that business can ill afford. The problem comes when that business wants to move away from using that web designer but continue to use the domain name and create a new site. All the vital pieces of information you need, like the user name and passwords to get access to Domain name to point it to a new website, are held by the old web designer. Now some are very good about this and would pass on the details to the client, some are not so good and make it very difficult for a business to wrestle back control of its vital online assets and move forward with modern website design.
One of my clients had a free website created and asked someone he knew to do this for them about 5 years ago. The domain name was part of the package and I am now involved in frantically trying to do some forensic work to ensure we can still use the domain name and get access to its control panel to point it to a new site I’m developing.
Wouldn’t make sense if all web designers supplied a document outlining all the digital assets they have set up and the relevant user names and passwords, alongside their invoice – to ensure the client never has to go through this tortuous process?
Actually, that’s what we do!
The online world used to be the great wild west and over the years modern website design has improved and changed, but there are still simple things like this we think should be mandatory.
If you’re looking for a modern website design, we can help at very affordable prices – an you’ll get all the vital information so that you still have total control over your web assets.