WEBSITE DESIGN: WHO IS THE AUDIENCE?
- Why is the site needed?
- Who is the audience? What are the age ranges and interests of potential site visitors?
- How will they use the Web site?
- What are the key reasons users may have for visiting the site?
- What should visitors of the site come away with?
WEBSITE DESIGN: WHAT TYPE OF CONTENT WILL BE PRESENTED?
- What content will be needed for the site?
- List the sections and features that will be included.
- What content already exists and what needs to be developed?
WEBSITE DESIGN: WHAT SHOULD THE SITE COMMUNICATE?
- What should the site communicate?
- What are the primary objectives and goals (long term and short term) for the site?
WEBSITE DESIGN: BASIC LOOK AND FEEL QUESTIONS
- What are some websites you really like? Maybe it isn’t even the entire website, maybe it is just an element of a website like the header or how the slideshow works.
- What are some websites you absolutely hate? Again, maybe it isn’t the entire website – maybe it is just a particular element that rubs you the wrong way.
- Do you have a particular font or fonts that you love?
- Do you have particular color or colors in mind? Maybe a general idea of a color palette?
- Are you thinking about a background image? Gradient? Texture?
- How would you describe the overall look you are going for? Is it trendy or classical? Do you want the site to convey trust, excitement, knowledge, sophistication, what? Do you want a “corporate” site, a minimalist site, a non-profit organization site, a magazine or news site?
WEBSITE DESIGN: SPECIFIC HOME PAGE QUESTIONS
- Do you want a home page slideshow?
- What type of animation do you like? Fade? Slide left? What?
- What are the major “calls to action” on the home page?
- Do you like square corners or rounded corners on elements like buttons?
- Do you like beveled/3D looks on elements and drop shadows or do you want the site to look “flat”?
- Do you like the long form home page with a series of “rows” or do you want a more traditional home page?
- Do you want drop down menus in addition to regular menus?
- Do you want any of these elements on your home page?
- Welcome Text
- Upcoming Events
- Featured Property
- Link List
- Random Testimonial Module
- Featured Multimedia Module
- Latest Media Module
- Linkable Image Modules
- Blog Excerpt
- News Excerpt
- Account Sign-in Module
- Location Module
WEBSITE DESIGN: HEADER/FOOTER/SIDEBAR WIDGETS
- Do you want social media icons anyplace on the site?
- Do you want a feed of any social media accounts onto the website?
- Do you want an email newsletter subscribe form anywhere on the website?