Busting Myths - Website Projects - Plane and Couple

Navigating Website Projects: Busting Myths and Crafting Success with Moxie Sozo

Sean Bradley
Embark on a Journey of Website Excellence with Moxie Sozo
Join us as we navigate the exciting world of website projects, debunking myths, and setting realistic expectations. At Moxie Sozo, we're more than just a design and development agency; we're your partners in branding success.


Myth 1: Everything Has to Be Above the Fold

You've probably heard this one before: "Put everything important above the fold!" But hold your horses, folks. While the top part of your website is indeed valuable real estate, it's not the end-all, be-all.

Users are perfectly capable of scrolling, so let's focus on creating engaging content throughout the page, shall we? Not convinced, don't worry, we totally get it. Other useful conventions like sliders to show more content, or an arrow to scroll down, though probably not necessary can still calm the waters of dissent and keep stakeholders happy. 


Myth 2: If I Launch It, They Will Come

The classic Field of Dreams mentality is unyieldingly common. Unfortunately, folks, the internet doesn't operate on Kevin Costner logic. Building a website is just the beginning. You need to shout it from the digital rooftops, aka marketing and promotion, to attract visitors. Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither was website traffic. A solid marketing plan, SEO strategy, and of course your trusted partners at Moxie Sozo can make these dreams come true.


Myth 3: We Can Give Feedback on Time

Ah, timely feedback, the elusive unicorn of website projects. While we'd love to believe in its existence, the reality often falls short. Don't worry about it, Moxie Sozo has been in this game for a long time. We will light a fire and signal the troops when times get tight.

Myth 4: Our Launch Date is Very Important

Sure, launch dates are essential, but they're not etched in stone tablets. Quality trumps elusive deadlines any day. Nothing is set in stone, unless it is! We take deadlines seriously, and will tie our grandmothers to the roof to get it done, but we'd rather get there in one piece. Trust us, your users will thank you.

Myth 5: "It's Easy"

Oh, the innocence of this statement. If only building a website were as easy as pie. Spoiler alert: It's not. Website development is a complex beast that requires expertise, creativity, and a sprinkle of magic. At Moxie Sozo, we, the wizards behind the curtain, work hard to create an illusion of simplicity. We expect change and challenges along the way, but with trust, love and understanding, we will be rolling smoothly down the yellow brick road.

Myth 6: "I Will Like It More When I See It Built"

The age-old belief that seeing is believing. In the words of "The Santa Clause," "Seeing isn't believing, believing is seeing." We always measure ten times and cut at least once. A website is a work of art, in motion, and the motion of the ocean is not always what we expect. The work on paper comes to life, and we make sure that the finished product meets the standards of our clients and our team.

Myth 7: I Understand This Process

Welcome to school; I bet you thought you were done with that part of your life. At Moxie Sozo, we don't expect our clients to understand everything. It's amazing when there are some shining lights of understanding in our clients eyes. Website design and development, if you have ever been on the client side, is extremely complex. We make sure our clients are along for the ride, without having to steer the boat.

Myth 8: "We Can Do All of the Content Entry"

While it's admirable to want to take the reins, content entry is no walk in the park. It's more like a walk in the dog park with a pooper scooper in the spring after the snow melts. It's been piling up for months, and the time has come to do the dirty act. I have had, on more than one occasion, been at the end of a project and handed content entry over to a willing client with a decent amount of time to complete entry, only to see that timeline last months longer because it is such a big fish to fry. Content is king. Let's consider collaborative approaches to content integration to ensure a smooth and timely launch.
And there you have it. We've journeyed through the treacherous waters of website project myths and emerged wiser, stronger, and ready to conquer the digital frontier. Remember, clear communication, realistic expectations, and a sprinkle of humor are the keys to success. Until next time, happy website building!