Here at TMO, we are constantly surrounded by the world of web development. We have a web development and design team and we are approached by clients who need or want a new website often. We are submerged in the process, often making it somewhat easy to forget that the process isn’t always cut and dry to those outside of our world.
We’ve heard, or even seen it all – clients who are very educated about what it takes to build a website, who know hosting providers and can even write a Hostinger review, to clients who have no idea how to start the process. From a consumer standpoint, most of us only deal with a website in its live, fully-coded, functioning form, making it hard for some to wrap their head around what it takes to actually get to that point.
While I wish I could say websites are built at the snap of my fingers, I know that is most definitely not the case. What may seem simple to the average human eye – a scrolling homepage slider, a drop down menu, a contact form – could potentially take hours to code.
The TMO team is super passionate about continual education. We are constantly sharing information with each other, following industry leaders online, and attending conferences, seminars and webinars. We hold a strong belief system that you should truly never stop learning.
Because of this TMO mantra, we wanted to share an education piece with all of you. We feel strongly about empowering our clients to know what they should be asking for when it comes to the projects we are partnering on. It not only enables the client with the power to be involved with the project because they have an understanding of it, it also enables a stronger agency-client relationship (something we take a lot of pride in around here).
Do you fall within the “I have no idea how you actually build a website” category? We hope you’ll walk away from this blog post having learned something new. After all, knowledge is power.
I want to know: what do you do to stay educated in your industry?