I take tremendous pride in my work. I like to make sure it's exactly to the client's requirements. It's a relief once its finished and you hand it over, but it's even better once you get to see it complete in its entirety - content matched to site.
That's when you know you've done the very best you could to create something special you can be proud of, something your client was able to use successfully.
Sometimes it's hard to imagine what it's going to look like once it's paired up. When you work with startups, sometimes you never get to see the final product. They go away and you never know whether it's gone live or whether they changed their minds and went another way.
Using wireframe software to create the content is a whole new experience for me, and something I'm currently exploring, as it can be difficult to imagine what it's going to look like once its live. Creating the content on a word document is such a sterile experience and isn't exactly inspirational.
It's always better to create the content first, before the design, that way the web designer can create the website around the content. If you've given a general outline of where you want the content to go, the CTA's, any links to other pages, then the web designer has an idea of how to build around it. Wireframe software allows you to do that. Not that I'm a web designer, far from it, all I do is give a skeleton of an idea of where I want everything to go, the designer will then create the site and there well be a few tweaks with both the content and the initial design. So as you can imagine, it's always good if the copywriter and the web designer can put their heads together.
However, if you do work alone, using wireframe software, or even if you draw it out on a piece of paper, however rudimentary that is, it gives clients some ideas of how to present the content to the web designer so both will marry well.
And it's great when it all comes together. It's now a beautifully matched whole.
And then of course I have to move on to the next client, and the next job, creating pictures in my mind and stirring up words with my keyboard. It's a wonderful thing this job and one I enjoy every day.
If you like, you can see some of the content I created here - http://hyperrealityexperience.com/ and more over on my portfolio page.
And if you think you'd like to work with me why not give me a call, or drop me an email.
You know where to find me.