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Website Design and Development Tool by AMR Services                   Contact: Marian Laval marian@amr.ca
1. General Information

                                           Your Notes and Answers
 Name
 Business Name
 Website URL
 Domain Name
 Email
 Phone Number
 Fax Number


2. Purpose and Goals – What are the goals for your site?
a. What do you expect your website to do for you?
 Y   N     ?                                 Your Notes and Answers
                Make money for you
                Sales
                Marketing
                Promotion
                Disseminate information
                Other


3. The “Look” or appearance of your site

a. What words would you sue to describe the esthetics of you site?
 Y N ?                                      Your Notes and Answers
            Simple/Elegant
            Stimulating/Loud/Flashy
            Quiet/Serene
            Classical
            Heavy
            Light
            Spacious
            Feminine
            Masculine
            Folksy/Earthy
            Other

b. What look do you want?
 Your Notes and Answers:
c. Are there any sites or site features that you have seen that you presently like and you think will work for you
 Y     N    ?     Websites I like:               Features I like:




d. Do you want music or sound attached to your site?
 Y    N    ?                                Your Notes and Answers
                Music Sounds
                Comments

e. Do you have any particular colors that you have in mind or anything synonymous with your i.e. product, service, present business,
   etc.?
 Y    N    ?                                   Your Notes and Answers
                Back grounds
                White
                Textures
                Color Scheme
                Comments



4. Functionality
a. Are there any special features you are looking for?
 Y N ?                                        Your Notes and Answers
             Database
             E-commerce required
             Photo gallery
             Flash animation
             Audio clips
             Video clips
             PowerPoint
             PDF files
             Forms
             Other
             Original works Comments:

b. What kind of site is this?
 Y   N     ?                                   Your Notes and Answers
                 Business
                 Information Sharing
                 Promotional
                 Technical
                 Comments



5. Originality

a. Do you have original photos, logos, artwork and/or video developed from an existing business?
 Y    N    ?                                  Your Notes and Answers
                Photos
                Logos
                Artwork or Graphics
                Video
                Other

b. Are they available and transferable?
 Y    N     ?    Your Notes and Answers


c. Legally owned by you?
 Y    N     ?   Your Notes and Answers


d. Trademarked?
 Y    N   ?    Your Notes and Answers


e. Originality Comments
 Y    N      ?   Your Notes and Answers



6. Maintenance
a. How much maintenance will your site require? For example, hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly changes to the information on the
site?
 Y    N   ?                                   Your Notes and Answers
              Hourly
              Daily
              Weekly
              Monthly
              Yearly

b. Do you want to do the maintenance and the updates yourself?
 Y    N    ?    Your Notes and Answers
c. Or do you want someone else to do the maintenance and updates?
 Y    N    ?    Your Notes and Answers




7. Commitment
a. Are you willing to devote some time to achieving the site you want? If yes, how much time?
 Y    N    ?      Your Notes and Answers


b. Are you working with an open-ended, restricted, or closed timeline?
 Y    N    ?                                   Your Notes and Answers
                Open-ended
                Restricted
                Closed

c. Do you have a specific day, month, year you want to launch you site?
 Y    N    ?                                   Your Notes and Answers
                Day
                Month
                Year


8. Financial
a. Do you have a ballpark figure you are willing to spend on the development of the website? Note; Major site renovations, in some
   cases may be equally as costly as developing a new site.
 Y    N    ?    Your Notes and Answers


b. Do you foresee or hope to have a return on this investment?
 Y     N    ?    Your Notes and Answers


c. Is this site geared for business, i.e. sales marketing, etc.?
 Y      N     ?    Your Notes and Answers


d. Or is this site to give information?
 Y     N     ?      Your Notes and Answers
9. Content
a. Do you have content prepared? If so, how much content do you have prepared? i.e. number of pages?
 Y     N    ?   Your Notes and Answers


b. Has it been proofread and edited for i.e. spelling, consistent tenses, grammar, etc.?
 Y    N      ?    Your Notes and Answers


c. Is the context of the content written in a i.e. conversational, informational, technical, etc. style?
 Y      N    ?     Your Notes and Answers


d. Is it an appropriate style for a website?
 Y       N    ?    Your Notes and Answers


e. Is the terminology you are using broad, narrow or specific to a certain group or type of user?
 Y      N    ?    Your Notes and Answers


f. What style of terminology do you want to use? I.e. Technical, Casual, Teen-Youth oriented, Grade 9 level or Child oriented
  Y   N     ?                                   Your Notes and Answers
                  Technical
                  Casual
                  Teen-Youth oriented
                  Grade 9 or newspaper level
                  Child oriented

g. Do you need support with your content, i.e. editing, usability testing, writing, critique, etc?
 Y     N    ?                                    Your Notes and Answers
                Editing
                Usability testing
                Writing
                Critique
                Other

h. Do you want to use humor in your site? None, Minimum, Some/Medium, Maximum/Lots
 Y     N   ?                                  Your Notes and Answers
                 None
                 Minimum
                 Some/Medium
                 Maximum/Lots
10. Navigation
a. How do you foresee the user getting to the information you want them to view?
 Your Notes and Answers:


b. What categories and sub-categories would you divide your information into?
 Your Notes and Answers:



11. Web Presence and Connectivity

a. Do you have a domain name for this website that is different from the one provided above?
 Y    N    ?    Your Notes and Answers


b. If not, do you want a domain name that is different from the one provide above?
 Y     N     ?    Your Notes and Answers


c. Does your present ISP host provide you with adequate services and functionality you need?
 Y    N    ?    Your Notes and Answers


d. What type of Internet connection do you plan to use?
 Your Notes and Answers:


e. Are you connected to the Internet right now?
 Y    N     ?   Your Notes and Answers


f. What is the name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider)? I.e. Company name, Domain name, Website URL, Email
  Your Notes and Answers:



12. E-Commerce Features
a. Does your present host provide you with E-Commerce and functionality you need?
 Y    N    ?    Your Notes and Answers


b. Do you want to use a payment plan that includes: credit card, direct payment, cheque or money order features?
 Y    N    ?                                   Your Notes and Answers
                Credit Card
                Direct Payment
                Cheque
                Money Orders
                Other

c. Are you presently doing business with a credit card company and want to use the same E-Commerce vendor? Who?
 Y    N     ?   Your Notes and Answers


d. What credit cards do you see using? Mastercard, American Express, Visa, Discovery, Other
 Y    N     ?                                 Your Notes and Answers
                  Mastercard
                  American Express
                  Visa
                  Discovery
                  Other

e. What type of markets and currency do you want to work within?
 Y   N     ?                                 Your Notes and Answers
                Canada
                USA
                Europe
                Mexico
                Asia
                Other



13. Email and Correspondence
a. Do you have an email?
 Y    N    ?    Your Notes and Answers


b. Do you want an email button place on your site?
 Y    N    ?    Your Notes and Answers


c. Do you want to handle your own email and correspondence generated from the site?
 Y    N    ?    Your Notes and Answers


d. Or do want someone else to handle it?
 Y     N   ?    Your Notes and Answers
e. Do you want correspondence to be mailed to your home, business or a private P.O. Box to protect your privacy?
 Y    N    ?    Your Notes and Answers


14. Security and Confidentiality
a. Do you need security measures on your site due to privacy or financial information?
 Y    N    ?    Your Notes and Answers


b. Will you be collecting or asking your users and potential clients for personal and private information?
 Y     N    ?    Your Notes and Answers


c. Is this information necessary?
 Y      N     ?   Your Notes and Answers



15. Browsers – A browser is the location where web pages are displayed
a. Do you have a preference? Microsoft Internet Explorer, Navigator, Other
 Y    N    ?                                  Your Notes and Answers
                Microsoft Internet Explorer
                Navigator
                Other


16. Equipment
a. Are there equipment considerations or concerns, i.e. No computer, slow computer, public computer, antiquated equipment or
   operating systems, other?
 Y    N     ?                                 Your Notes and Answers
                 No computer
                 Slow computer
                 Public computer
                 Antiquated equipment
                 Antiquated operating
                 systems
                 Other

b. Do you have any unusual geographical or hardware circumstances, i.e. remote areas, cell phone, connections, etc.?
 Y    N    ?                                 Your Notes and Answers
                Remote Areas
                Cell phone access only
                Poor Connections
                Other
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