If you read Brennan's article, you already know that it took more than nine months for this new Waste & Recycling News internet home to be unveiled. Nine months seemed like a short period of time to me, though I won't lie, there were days I just wanted it to be done!
I'd alternate between ...
A happy dance because of the awesomeness
And looking like this
Believe me when I tell you that I am one of the luckiest web coordinators out there. The Waste and Recycling News redesign was a relatively smooth process entirely because of the people I work with. I got rapid decisions from the departments within the publication and quick implementation and support from the developers. I can't stress enough that the people who are working on your team can make a project exciting and enjoyable or a complete nightmare.
Here are the top three things I learned that I would like to pass on to anyone redesigning their website:
- No one can see what is in your head. Give clear and detailed instructions.
- Realize that what's in your head may not look like what you thought it would when it's implemented.
- There will probably be some details that weren't directly addressed; take a deep breath and find a solution.
I'm ecstatic to be able to share the result of the last nine months. We are constantly evolving to bring our readers top quality news and information.