These questions need to be answered before beginning any web development project. These questions are used to determine the scope of this project. They also allow us to:

  • Get a good understanding of the business, who your audience is, and what you are looking for,
  • Build a site that is ready to be marketed online, staying true to the business’s core principles and vision and
  • Produce a quote that is accurate as possible to your needs and produce a website that meets your expectations

By thinking through these answers early, scope creep is kept to a minimum and it ensures that the final product is what you want.

Answer all questions to the best of your abilities. Research any question that you do not understand. If a question does not apply to your specific project, simply note N/A.

Web Design Questionnaire

    Contact Information

    Please provide contact details for the project owner

    General

    Who will be involved on your end in the development of the website?
    Include first name, last name, phone number and email if person is different from project owner.

    Will you need someone to manage and upkeep your website?**

    Will you or your team need training for making website updates and content publishing outside of the 3 hours included with all web development projects?**

    What is your projected budget for this project?

    Do you already have a URL you plan to use? If so, please enter it below.

    How many pages will your finished website be?
    We have a five-page minimum for all web development projects

    What is your time frame for total project completion?*

    Background Information

    1. Describe your target audience.

    2. What is the purpose of the website?

    3. What are your core values and how do you want them expressed to your visitors?

    4. What makes you different from your competitors? Why should people do business with you rather than your competitors?

    5. Do you have any specific company colors that need to be used? If so, can you provide the HTML codes for them?

    6. Do you have any other materials that the site needs to match with, in some way (brochures, press materials, etc.)?

    Redesign Information

    The following questions are focused on those needing their current site to be redesigned. If these questions do not apply to you, simply note N/A.

    7. What do you like most about your current website?

    8. Is there any functionality or options on your current website that you plan to keep (other than the content)?

    9. What are your top 3 frustrations with your current website?

    10. What do your current competitors' websites have that you wish to have?

    11. Are there any websites with designs that you like? What about those websites would you like to be incorporated into your website?
    Enter each website url on a separate line.

    12. What types of things do you see on other websites that you like/hate?

    13. Name the 3 things that ar most/least important in the design of your website.

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    14. What types of actions do you want your visitors to take on your website? I.e. Complete forms, Sign-up for monthly newsletters, Submit donations, etc.

    15. Will you need a shopping cart system for e-commerce?**

    16. Will you need a content management system?**

    17. Will you need a blog/forum?**

    18. Will you need any password-protected areas? If so, what kind of content will be put behind these password-protected areas

    19. Will you need social sharing features built-in? I.e. tweet, like, +1 and sharing

    20. Will you need a calendar feature?**

    21. Will you need an internal site search feature?**

    22. Will you be offering advertising on the site?**

    Note:
    * All projects should have a projected date of 2 months or more. Anything less would incur an express fee of 20% of project total added.
    ** There may be a cost associated with this option.