But sometimes, this partnership between you and your Indian website builder can lead to an undesired outcome because of misunderstanding and miscommunication.
In other words, working with website builders in India alone can’t guarantee the successful outcome of your website development.
Therefore, when you hire an Indian website developer, you must make sure that you provide them with all the necessary material or information that shouldn’t leave any space for misunderstanding or miscommunication.
If this is the first time for you to outsource your web design project to India, this blog post may help you.
Here, we have shared 6 essential materials or details that you must provide your website developer with.
#1 Proprietary graphics
Before even your website designer in India gets started on creating the mockup for your website, you must share with him all the proprietary graphics such as logo, product images, office images, staff images, etc.
When you do so, it becomes very easy for your website designer to come up with a website design that matches your expectations & brand requirements.
As a web development company in India, we have experienced a few times that when our client doesn’t provide us with all the necessary information, we end up making several iterations to the website design which further delays the project completion deadline.
#2 Reference websites
Now, this is something very important that we always ask our clients for.
At Innomax, when we start the website development process for our clients, we always ask them if they have any reference websites that they like and want their website to have a similar structure or look.
With the reference websites, it becomes easier for our web designer to come up with a layout design to match the clients’ expectations.
Of course, we do not intend to clone others’ websites, but when our web developers get to see the clients’ tastes & likings, they try their best to deliver even a better job than those reference websites.
What’s a sitemap for the website?
The sitemap contains the list of webpages a website will have.
Your website’s sitemap can contain pages like:
- About Us
- Contact Us
The sitemap of a website is very important for both user experience as well as search engine optimization. It is, therefore, crucial to define a sitemap even before you proceed to create a website.
Most importantly, your website designer or developer should have the sitemap with them while creating the structure or design of your website.
What may happen if you don’t provide your website developer with the sitemap?
Well, after the completion of your website development, if you wish to add a new section that has a different structure/architecture than the other pages of your website, you may have to pay your web developer some additional charges to accommodate your request.
Therefore, have your sitemap ready with you and share it with your web developer before they start working on your website creation.
Now, this is something that you do not have to provide your web developer with before getting started on your website development.
You may supply the content for each page of your website during the development process or even after the development has been completed.
But as we mentioned earlier that defining the sitemap is a crucial part of website development.
Even if you don’t have the webpage content ready with you, you must be able to supply the sitemap to your website builder.
#5 Domain/web hosting details
If the domain & web hosting charges are not part of your website development proposal, you should provide your website developer with the username and password of your domain & hosting control panel.
From where can you get domain/web hosting details?
If you have already booked your domain or web hosting from any hosting company such as GoDaddy or HostGator, you can request them to share the credentials with you.
On the other hand, if your Indian website builder is assisting you to secure your domain name and website hosting, you must ensure to take all the necessary details from them.
If you don’t you will always have to rely on them which sometimes could be very frustrating for you.
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#6 Misc information/details
Other than the above-mentioned items, below are some of the miscellaneous information that you may provide your Indian website developer to ensure a smooth web development experience:
- Google Analytics tracking code.
- Facebook Pixel tracking code.
- Any other tracking code that you may want to integrate with your website.
- Phone number to be displayed on the webpages.
- Email to be integrated with all the forms on your website.
- Licence credentials for any theme or plugin to your WordPress developer in India in case of WordPress websites.
- PayPal or other payment gateway details in case e-commerce website development.