What Does My Web Designer Need from Me to Start Building My Site?

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When having a website designed for your business, your web designer will need essential information about your company, mission and values. Having your information organized and accessible alleviates stress and ultimately allows your website to be built faster.

In this post, we’re going to discuss what information you should have prepared and ready for your web designer so that they can start building your website.

Company Information

Business name

Your official business name will be displayed throughout your website, along with any of the legal symbols: ™, ®, Inc, ©, LLC. Be sure to specify exactly how you want your business name to appear on your site.

Business Contact Information

Provide your company’s primary phone number so that prospects can contact you with questions or inquiries. Along with your phone number, include the business email address that you would like to have on record. Some companies use multiple email addresses that serve different purposes, so be sure to specify whether they are support, contact or personal emails.

General information

List the type of services your company offers. If you have any side or sub services that are different from your main service, make a note for the web designer. For example, if your business makes and caters food for events, you may also provide dining room furniture.

Company Personality

Business Logo

Submit your company logo to your web designer. If you don’t have a logo, hire a graphic designer to make one for you. Or use a tool like Canva to create your own professional logo.

Design and Theme Vision

Provide examples of what you would like your site to look like. This helps the web designer get a feel for the type of look and feel you’re going for. Include ideas you would like to see, as well as ideas that you don’t like. The style and theme of your website should define your business and work culture.

Website Content


Your web designer needs to know exactly what you want to display on your website. Include any summaries, service descriptions/explanations, bios, FAQs and any other information that would be useful to your clients. Also have a general idea of how you would like your content to be organized, as this will influence the navigation of your site.

Once you have all of your information gathered, your web designer can start bringing your vision to life. Throughout the process, your web designer may request additional information to ensure your website is a perfect fit. Be ready to respond so that your project can keep moving forward!