When compared to other industries, we do believe web designers have it easy when it comes to web design tools. The great thing is that web designers have developers within easy reach, so anytime anyone thinks of a need, you’ll see that need developed a a tool for web desginers. Sometimes these tools are free, sometimes they’re paid, but almost all of them are pure awesomeness.
In todays post, we’re going to have a look at a bunch of web designing tools for beginners and more advanced web designers. We’re categorizing them by the specific needs a web designer will encounter during the process of creating a website.
On to our first web designer tools.
If you’ve been hanging around BeeWits for a while, you should know by now that having a web design contract is not just a nice-to-have, it’s an absolute must.
Projects gone haywire, particularly with client’s who are difficult to manage, or worse, abandon mid-stream, can wreak havoc on the sustainability of your business.
A couple of projects going tits-up can easily put your whole business in dire financial consequences.
Yet, having a bad web design contract, is as bad (or maybe worse) than having no contract at all. Let’s have a look at the essential clauses that your next web design or freelance contract should cover.
What’s the golden rule of starting any project? Sign a contract.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. It’s a great quote, yet it hardly depicts the truth. When you’ve been working on a web design and problem arise with the client, being tough is not nearly enough. You’ll definitely need to have a web design contract in place. Yet, a contract for creating a website or a web application does not need to be very complicated full of legalese. In fact, our web design contract templates include quite a few contracts which are quite simple – yet as binding as any web contract you’ll sign.
But what should your website contract cover?
If there is one thing which most freelancers don’t give enough attention to – it’s that pesky web design contract! We do understand your pain – the admin work is boring, takes away from “productive” and billable time and sometimes it seems just like overhead.
Why do you need to cover your ass with a web design contract?
Because, you’ll be kicking yourself, however, when things start to go awry.
It’s only a matter of time when you start hitting those bumps in your project. Clients wanting more than initially agreed, clients not doing their part in the development and design of the new site, problems with payments, and suddenly you’re spending MORE time fixing the problems which a few good contracts would have spared you the hassle of. So to save you from this hassle, we’ve compiled this awesome bundle of all the web design contract templates and sample web design agreements.
Whether you like it or not, writing a web design proposal is going to be one of those things you’ll have to do often. You also need to make sure you get it right. Messing up whilst writing web design proposals will cost you – you’ll see your pipeline drying up pretty quickly.
Launching a website is a pretty exciting. It’s typically quite a hectic time too! Even those who’ve been through this time and time again, will know the feeling. Since we wanted to ease the stress of forgetting something important just when you’re about to launch we created Ultimate Website Launch Checklist.
At Switch, our digital marketing agency, we’ve launched quite a few hundred websites. We’ve done this over and over again.
Yet every website is different. You have different clients, different characters, different goals and different technologies. Since every client (and digital marketer) wants to launch a perfect website, we just want to make sure we don’t miss anything crucial.
Because, the last thing you want when your site is launched, is for you (or even worse, your client) to find something wrong at the very moment it goes live.
We’ve created a bit of our own process. This helps so that we can really be sure we didn’t miss any of those little things you need to do as part of our website launch checklist. At BeeWits we love our checklists, infact this is only one of our several checklists for web designers – one of our most popular lists for web designers is the ultimate web design checklist. It is slightly different from this becuase it focuses on the complete web design process.
Since at BeeWits, we take pleasure with helping others out – we’re releasing our own internal process so that you can apply it to your own website launches.
Don’t you just hate presales? Writing a web design proposal can often be tedious, monotonous and feel like a waste of valuable product time.
It’s that thing which you have to do right, otherwise, you’ll be in serious problems within a few weeks. Yet it feels like such a nag. The trouble is this, you might go through a heck of a lot of work, only to lose the proposal. Wouldn’t you rather be working on a project rather than doing “presales”.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could write a winning web design proposal every time?
That’s we’ve got lined up in this article. We have a few tips and tricks which will guide you step by step to drawing up the most suitable website design proposal for any kind of client.
Let’s dig right in.
When you are a web designer, you might feel that there is no real need for web design project management software.
Truth ism however, web design projects need to be managed. They suffer from the same risks as all other types of project. When web design is your livelihood, you can’t afford to run the risk of mismanagement of your web design projects.
However, the reality is this – most project management software is not build for web designers. In reality, what happens is that, either the software you are using is too open, or else it is too complicated.
When it’s too complicated, you end up spending more time struggling with the web design project management software. When it’s open, there is no added-value for your as a web designer.
So what should a web designer do?
We’ve had a look around to find the best web design project management software for web designers.