|20 Questions a Designer Should
Ask You BEFORE Designing Your Website
||What is your business
and how are you expecting a web site to advance it?
||What message would
you like your web site to convey?
||Who is the primary
audience for your web site?
||Is the site an
informational site or an avenue for Internet-based marketing
in order of priority, do you want to cover on your web site?
||Do you know the
difference between and online e-mail service (i.e. AOL) and
||Will you require
dial-up access, DSL, Cable connection and web hosting?
||Is the site to
be hosted in-house or with another provider?
||Do you have a registered
||Are your source
materials in electronic form?
||Does your site
require advanced functionality, such as a database or e-commerce?
||Is the web site
to be designed from scratch, or is it a makeover of an existing
||When would you
like your web site up and running?
||What look and feel
would you like for your web site?
||What URLs have
you visited and liked/disliked?
||Are there any collateral
marketing materials (brochures, publications, corporate identity
programs, or posters) that the web site should be consistent
||Do you need a new
logo or new collateral marketing materials and media to be consistent
with your new web site?
||Do you have the
staff to respond to e-mail?
||Do you plan to
have in-house site maintenance?
||How do you plan
to direct traffic to your site?