While it may seem like it, most of the people who are out there that have their own web pages did not create them themselves. You hear a lot about the lone designer going out on his own and trying to make a living by creating his own product but for the most part that is not true. Most developers create products for other people and that includes many of the web pages that you see online. It does not matter if the web page is big or small; the chances are great that the person who owns it did not develop it themselves.
Most of the time, the owner of the web site and the person who creates it have to have a good working relationship with each other. They are going to spend a lot of time together trying to make this work. That means that is a lot time talking to each other and seeing where each other thought process is at. But it is worth it in the end. Because if the two are successful when it comes to communicating with each other, not only do you get a better product but you get a safer one as well.
How does the product end up safer?
There are many ways that you, the website, or software that you are creating will end up safer. The first way is that you will have two heads on the problem and as you know two heads are better than one. As the person who is ordering the software, you do not have to be completely hands off when it comes to this project. You can give your input and make sure that everything is going according to plan. And by giving your input you can test the product out in early stages to make sure that everything is Ok. If something seems off to you then you should let the developer know right away. Many times you will be working with a sole developer so it always helps to have more than one set of eyes on the problem.
Another way that communicating with the developer will help create a safer product is when it comes to ideas. If you are ordering this product to be created then you are probably a person who has a lot of good ideas. And there is a good chance that along the way of developing this product you are going to want the developer to implement some changes on your behalf. You, not being a software developer, might not know the problems that come with the changes that you asked for. The software developer can let you know if that will lead to any security problems or not. And you have to remember that part of good communication is for you to listen to the developer. If he is telling you that it is not a good idea because of safety reasons then there is a good chance that you should listen to him. You do not want to end up with a big security hole later on down the road because you were too hard headed to listen.
When you are working with someone it is a good idea to bounce ideas back and forth off of each other. It is also a good idea to have both sets of eyes on the project to make sure that nothing goes wrong.