You just busted your rear end off working on your client’s website. You did the final touches, finalized the design elements, fixed a few bugs here and there — the whole works.
You send the finished product to your client, maybe popping a bottle of wine to celebrate the occasion. A few hours later, the client emails you back to ask for a revision.
Web designers, or at least most of them, are familiar with the above scenario all too well.
It seems unfair, right? The client hired you, a professional web designer, to do, well, web design. It’s your bread and butter!
But let’s hold up for a moment and see things from the client’s point of view — at least this once. After all, they should be more in touch with the site’s main objectives than you. It’s their site!
So, in this blog post, we go over the major reasons why your page layouts and design are being rejected and what you can do to minimize revision requests.
Are you ready? Dive right in.
1. Objectives are Not Well-Defined
There will always be clients who won’t give you a detailed account of how they want their website to look like.
More often than not, it’s because they aren’t sure themselves, at least the first time around.
Clients, however, have a habit of magically coming up with design ideas or suggestions while you’re already in the middle — or worse, the tail end — of your process.
And then they ask you to revise your work, sometimes confronting you for not meeting their expectations, which were not established in the first place.
It’s not a fun situation to be in.
The best way to avoid this scenario, of course, is to make sure that the project’s goals and objectives are established and well-defined since day one.
For instance, is it your client’s goal to get more subscribers? Or does he want to pique the interest of the brand’s target audience?
Once these objectives are established, you will know which design elements, like CTA buttons, background images, and font styles, should be put on the page.
Take for instance the web design work done on What3Words.com as shown below. The visuals alone make a huge impact, but it also directs your eyes to where they need to go.When your client knows that your creative decisions are aimed towards achieving their website’s goals and objectives, they’ll be predisposed to approve them in the future.
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