Planning: It’s What Experienced Website Developers Do

Right from the start, your experienced website developer should be asking questions. What your goals are. What things are important to you and your business. What you future plans are, and where there might be some pain points where something could be automated.

Your experienced WordPress Website Developer will ask a log of questions

Questions an Experienced Website Developer Will Ask

Your experienced WordPress Website Developer will ask a log of questions

Some of the questions that an experienced website developer will are things like:

  • How do you handle X
  • What do you do when X happens
  • Do you offer Specials, Coupons, or Promotions
  • How long does it take for you to make edits to your website now?
  • How often do you edit your website.
  • Do you write a blog?
an experienced website developer will know many languages, like outside this Danish classroom with flag.

an experienced website developer will know many languages, like outside this Danish classroom with flag.

So, I am not going to give away ALL the secrets as an experienced website developer. There are many more questions to be asked.  An experienced website developers have several tools in their toolbox to extract this information.

One thing I think that has helped me as an experienced website developer, is from being an exchange student in high school.  I was learning a new language. My new friends were speaking English as a second language.  I got really good at guessing the word that my friends were describing. I also got really good at describing the word that I didn’t know, and the better I described the word, the more chance the correct word would be chosen.

 

Technology and design is filled with all kinds of terminology. Sometimes clients hear that terminology and throw that terminology out as something that they want, not necessarily knowing what it means. An experienced website developer will recognize this. The same could be said when people go to a hair stylist and ask for the latest “it” thing that is something else, and maybe something that their hair can’t even do.  Everything works out better when we are all speaking the same language with clearly defined ideas and expectations. It is like we are all driving on the same road, in the same car, going to the same destination.

This is where they questioning and clarifying come into play.  It has to be done to make sure that even though the client is asking for X but really mean Y, you aren’t delivering X (which is what they asked for ), but meant Y.  It helps to level expectations, and to get everyone all on the same page so there isn’t wasted time in working on something that is not needed or wanted.

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