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WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHEET INTRODUCTION The Website Development Worksheet is a tool used by Kate Tallent Design & Communications (KTDC) to assist you in planning for your website and to prepare for your Website Development Plan. This worksheet will assist you in deciding about the style, content, and design of your organization’s website. This worksheet will help us to understand more about your organization, which will assist us in developing a website that is unique to your image, reputation, and mission. The more information you can provide, the more efficiently and effectively Kate Tallent Design & Communications can develop a website or redesign your existing site for your organization. Organization / Client Information Name of Organization: Contact Person: Phone: Mobile Phone: Email Address Current Website Address (if any): Target date for completing, updating, or revising your website Website Budget: Key Contact Person Although many staff will contribute to your site KTDC works with only one point of contact at any organization we work with. We have found that this is the most efficient and cost effective way to project mange any site. Six Essential Questions: 1. Why are you looking to redesign/reprogram your current site? 2. What functionality is currently available on your site? Do you wish to retain this as part of the next phase of the site? 3. What functionality is missing from the current site that you would like to add to the new site? 4. What are the faults/drawbacks of the current site? What problems, if any, are you experiencing with the current site? 5. What technologies are currently used on your site? Do you want to maintain this platform or are you open to using other technologies? 6. Where is your site currently hosted? Do you want to remain here or are you open to moving to a new hosting provider if needed? Purpose/Goals What are the primary goals of your site? Please check all that apply and provide further details in the box below if needed. Promoting a product or service Selling a product or service Promoting the agenda of an agency or advocacy group Educating the public on a topic Providing information Making a personal statement Establishing organization and logo identity Providing information on an Intranet for your staff, Board, and/or volunteers Other Primary Goals of the Website Briefly, describe your services, mission statement, or purpose of your organization. Services, Mission Statement or Purpose of Company or Organization Please list competitive or similar sites Competitive or similar sites http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// Audience Who is your target audience? What type of people do you want to attract? What motivates them to visit your site? Target Audience Life Cycle How often and how extensively will the information change? Who will update it? How long is the site expected to last? Life Cycle Copyright Will copyrighted information appear on your site? How will you deal with copyright issues? Copyright Issues Maintenance Kate Tallent Design & Communications can assist you in keeping your website maintained. An effective website is maintained and updated often. Visitors want to see new information on websites and are more likely to return to a site that stays fresh. How often do you predict needing your website updated? Weekly Monthly Quarterly Annually What types of updates do you predict will be needed? Textural changes Graphics changes Program changes Content changes Other Do you want Kate Tallent Design & Communications to provide maintenance? Yes No If yes how often do you estimate your will need Kate Tallent Design & Communications to provide maintenance? 1 – 5 Hours Weekly 6 – 10 Hours Monthly 11 – 15 Hours Quarterly 16 – 20 Hours Yearly _____ Hours We will call Kate Tallent Design & Communications on a as needed basis for maintenance Do you want Kate Tallent Design & Communications to create a custom Content Management System for you to be able to update your entire site including text, images, and adding pages? Yes No Essentials Do you own your own domain name? Yes No Please list all domain names below: Domain Names http:// http:// If you don't currently own a domain name, please indicate your top five choices: Domain Names http:// Content Sources Are you starting from scratch, or is this a revision or updating of an existing site? Starting from scratch Revision or updating of an existing site Will the content be original, or will it be assembled largely from information that already exists? Original Will be assembled largely from information that already exists Homepage Provide a list of websites that you find has a look and feel that you like. These websites may or may not be related to your organization, but will help give us an idea of the layout, graphics, and format that you want for your website. Website Examples http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// Please indicate how you envision your homepage? General welcome Newspaper style with rows and columns Minimal Visually and graphically intense Flash animation Other Text Confirm you are sending text in individual Microsoft Word files that correspond with correct page name. Yes No Indicate how you will be providing the text content to Kate Tallent Design & Communications for your website? On typed pages In company or organization literature (i.e. flyers, brochures, reports, etc.) On 3.5” floppy disk(s) in either Microsoft Word or Notepad On CD-ROM in either Microsoft Word or Notepad Attached to an email in Microsoft Word or Notepad Indicate the target date for providing the text to Kate Tallent Design & Communications? Web Pages Please indicate the total number of web pages for your website. Please indicate the page names and page titles below (i.e. Homepage, Services, About Us, Programs, Information, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Events, Contacts, Related Links, Forums, etc.). The title is the information about a page that will appear on the left side of a browser title bar. Page Names Page Titles http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// Images Yes No How many total images will be on your website? (estimated) Will any of your images need to be resized or cropped? Yes No If yes, please specify below what will be required: Indicate how you will be providing the graphic content to Kate Tallent Design & Communications for your website? Pictures that will need to be scanned In company or organization literature (i.e. flyers, brochures, reports, etc.) that will need to be scanned (how many) On 3.5” floppy disk(s) in either GIF or JPEG or ____________________ On CD-ROM in either GIF or JPEG or ____________________ Attached to an email in GIF or JPEG or ____________________ Additional Notes Thank you. Kate Tallent, Principal Kate Tallent Design & Communications 1633 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20009 phone: 202.667.8993 fax: 202.797.4883 email: email@example.com http://www.katetallentdesign.com