It’s natural to want to jump straight into things, but take it from the team at Thunderbolt Digital: there are a few things you need to know before you choose a Laravel web development agency and start to work with them! Like many other businesses relationships, there will be ups and downs, but in order to get the best out of your time, it’s important that you:


Have A Starting Point

You don’t need to know exactly what you want for your website down to the very last detail, but you certainly need some kind of starting point that you and the web development agency of your choice can use as a springboard. The more information you can provide, the more the agency will be able to help you develop your ideas and suggest new solutions.

In order to best represent you and your brand, designers and developers need to know certain things about your company, such as goals, ethos, audience and more. If you don’t have at least some sort of idea regarding what you want and what your customers need, then your website will ultimately suffer!

Communicate and Compromise

Web development involves a lot of back and forth between different parties as you all try to balance concepts with functional results. You’ll have to be prepared to compromise on certain issues, no matter how difficult to swallow that may be; designers sometimes have to sacrifice aesthetics for functionality, and you may have to drop certain ideas because they simply won’t work. It’s tough, but “kill your darlings” is a relevant adage to apply here!

Likewise, it’s important to give feedback to the web agency you’re working with to ensure that you’re happy with the end result – remember that most teams will require your approval before they start work or make any changes. Just take care to distinguish between personal preferences and what’s best for your business.

Know Your Limits

Creativity is the lifeblood of good web design, but development also relies heavily on framework and data! With this in mind, it’s important that you know what’s what; in other words, what sort of budget you have, what deadlines you’re working towards.

Remember, web developers love to show off what they can do and want nothing more than to help you create something amazing, but they need to know how far they can go so you can all set reasonable goals that will end up being met.

Thunderbolt Digital are a trusted Laravel web development agency with extensive experience in designing, developing, and launching websites for SMEs; we love to help small businesses find their feet and expand their audience online. If you’re in need of web development and want the support of the design and development veterans in our team then simply call us today to set up a meeting on 01252 413757. If you’d prefer, you can also email us at and await our speedy reply.