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Print this worksheet and carefully consider and answer the questions. Then call or email us and we will be happy to meet with you and discuss your needs.

WORKSHEET

How do I get started?
Appoint an individual or group to work through this worksheet and determine your needs. Then designate someone as a liaison between that group and the web designer. The web designer cannot work effectively with a group that does not have a clear idea what they want. Then the next step is to define your goals. This is the key factor, which will aid the web designer in meeting your needs.

    Which of the following words more closely describes the function of your website (choose one);
  • Informational
  • Marketing
  • Educational
  • Communication
  • Other (please specify)
    Define your target audience? (Choose all that apply)
  • General public
  • Local
  • State
  • National
  • International
  • Specific groups
  • Co-Workers
  • Organizations or Clubs
    • Public
    • Private
    • For-Profit
    • Non-Profit
    • Distinguishing factors (such as age, sex, religion, affiliation, etc.)
    • Other (please specify)
    Determine what results you expect from your website?
  • Increased sales
  • Increased visibility
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Information about company or organization not available in more costly forms of advertising
  • More interactive means to communicate with customer
  • Better ways to achieve customer satisfaction
  • Other (please specify)

What information would you like on your website?

  • History or profile of business or organization
  • History or profile of individuals in business or organization
  • Statistics
  • Product descriptions
  • Links to other organizations or resources
  • Wallpaper
    • background image
    • color
  • Images (logos)
  • Maps
  • Audio
    • music
    • voice
  • Animation
  • Interactive forms
    • calendar
    • calculator
    • request form
    • order form
  • Entertainment
    • events within organization
    • community events
  • Government information (local, state, federal)
  • Counter (used to visually show your visitors how many have visited your page, more specific statistics are available free of charge)
  • Other

What do I need to give the web designer?

  • Complete this worksheet.
  • Provide your company logo and other images you want to use in a file format on disk or via email or in a quality scanable format
  • If you want other images on your website, discuss your needs with the web designer.
  • Provide a text file on disk or via email with the information you want included in your website. This will aid tremendously in getting your website done in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Before starting work on your website, you will be provided with an outline of the proposed layout of the website. This is an important element in determining the cost of the website. Go over the outline carefully to make sure that nothing is left out or if there is anything you decided you didn't want to include.
  • The materials that you provide at the time you sign your contract and initiate work are what determine the cost and completion date of your website. Any materials you provide after that require amending the contract and possibly the cost of the website.
  • Provide the web designer with one or two persons to contact with questions.

How often will your website need to be updated?

  • Daily/Weekly/ Monthly/Quarterly/Yearly
  • Other___________________