So often we get clients for building web-projects who approach us with message “I know exactly how the website has to work – there have to be functions X and Y, big image here, button color orange etc”. And there are two ways to deal with it – agree and just build what client asks, or provide consultation services and discuss with clients what he REALLY needs.
Yes, you’ve read it correctly. Website is just a tool, a measure to achieve something. A lot of businesses and entrepreneurs shout “We need a great website” mostly because, well, everyone has a website these days, so why shouldn’t we? Wrong approach, think broader.
When business owner or startup founder says “I need a developer”, what she usually mean is “a coder” – a technical person who, basically, trades time for money and turns coffee cups into working code. And that is a really narrow and wrong approach, here’s why.