And so the guest blogging begins…

19 Nov

I’ve joined up to a rather cool site recently which helps facilitate blog networking and provide more guest posting opportunities. This is the first post of hopefully many where I share interesting articles or infograms I come across related to myself and marketing, career development, or the IT sector and its latest news (as this is the arena which my company, Vertex, operate within).

Anatomy of a Web Design Client

Web design has become more complicated in recent years. As a result, more businesses are turning to professionals to design their websites. While most of these transactions go smoothly, problems sometimes arise. Who is to blame when the process goes bad?

Some place most of the blame on the web designer. A common stereotype is that computer experts have poor social skills, and some attribute poor transactions to social ineptitude. Further, many people believe that the customer is always right, and they will blame the web designer in almost all cases. Web designers sometimes ignore the wishes of their clients and do what they feel is best.

However, others argue that the problem primarily lies with the clients. Clients are notoriously difficult to understand, and many change their desires at seemingly arbitrary times. To ensure a smooth transaction, it is important that clients are clear with their wishes and ask the web designers for input and advice.

From: Top Web Design Schools

Anatomy of a Web Design Client Infographic

By Natalie Boon.


10 Responses to “And so the guest blogging begins…”

  1. lowestofthekeys November 19, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    Just like any relationship, communication is key.

    • thatnewgirlinmarketing November 19, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

      Completely agree, but its difficult for most to realise – apparently.

      • lowestofthekeys November 19, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

        Agreed. In the case of things like social media, people neglect that they have to communicate as a person not as a business. I think that’s why most companies have a hard time utilizing social media correctly.

      • thatnewgirlinmarketing November 19, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

        Well, as marketing intern I’m trying to ensure that our company is pushing for a much more human interface! Nobody wants to read about tech and recruiter news on Facebook, so we’re focusing on office occurrences and developments, internal events and so on, and sticking heavily to video and image posting as that’s of highest interest to viewers. Similarly, we’re trying to tailor our Twitter, Linkedin and YouTube pages somewhat more.

      • lowestofthekeys November 19, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

        It sounds like you’re doing what you need to do, I just hate the “stabbing in the dark” part where you have no idea of whether your tailoring efforts are actually doing much.

        Also, I forgot to say “great post” πŸ™‚

      • thatnewgirlinmarketing November 20, 2012 at 9:14 am #

        I quite agree! It’s that kind of assuming behaviour that riles up the general public, although sometimes you have to understand where companies get it from – just look at any mass-marketed campaign and see the resulting comments and it’s easy to see where some of that can come from. The problem is when every company begins to cluster together their consumers and readers into that same melting pot; I find it insulting when it happens to me, aha!

        And thank you! I aim to amuse or at least vaguely interest!

      • lowestofthekeys November 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

        Aw, the consumer-company chasm. That seems to be all the rage nowadays. It’s funny that these companies don;t see undivided attention

        Anyway, didn’t mean to fill your comments section :P, but I’ll have to check back periodically for your insights.

      • thatnewgirlinmarketing November 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

        Haha, indeed!

        Oh, not to worry at all! I love that someone wants to engage on here – it’s actually a real pleasure getting into real conversations with people, but they’re hard to begin usually! πŸ˜›

        Please do check back – your thoughts are valued and most welcome! πŸ™‚

      • lowestofthekeys November 26, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

        Thank you kindly Miss Natalie. I will certainly check here often.

  2. Bolsos Carolina Herrera November 20, 2012 at 8:06 am #

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