This is just the basic information needed in order
to prepare a decent proposal.
What is the Purpose of the site?
Basic types of website purposes:
Personal: with biographic data, "vanity
Promotional: to sell a product or service.
Current: up-to-date info (newspapers' sites).
Informational: to share info on a particular
Persuasive: Propaganda to convert a point of
Instructional: to teach a unit or course of
Registrational: to simplify communication with
and register users for courses, information, and/or products,
accumulate a database of, and simplify communication with, registrants.
Brand new site or revamp
an old one?
Quantity of textual content
Quality of textual content
Do they have a wordsmith?
Convert from print?
Scattered notes? Not even?
How many tables and charts and
in what form? Word, Excel, etc?
Quantity of graphical content to be provided
Quality of graphical content to be provided
Convert to web safe format?
Meatspace images?<analog data to convert into
- Magazine images?
- Technical Drawings?
Quantity of graphical content to be created by developer.
Is logo design work necessary?
- Number of pages with functions <think forms>
- Does it need a database?
- Integrate with existing?
- Complexity of database
- Complexity of interactions
Graphically rich site?
What's the deadline?
- Flash animation?, gif animations? Audio? Video?
Once this information has been gathered, a Proposal is possible. Whats
the next step?