In order to present our customers with an accurate quote, we need to gather some information from you regarding your company and it's goals for the website project. Please read the questions below and try your best to answer as many questions as you can. Not all the questions will be relevant to you, but the more detail you can provide, the more accurate your quotati Please email our team with your answers and we will do our very best to provide you with a true and accurate quotation.
Taking the time to create this document ensures that both the client and designer are singing from the same hymn sheet throughout the design process and leaves no room for second-guessing, assumptions and mistakes. As a client, the intrinsic result of writing a good brief is that you have considered in great detail what you want to achieve from the project. Your expectations are far more likely to be realistic and the communication during the process of building your site will run smoothly.
Here at DigitalFlare we have produced a set of questions will help guide you through the process of writing a brief for a website design company. It's not the definitive list of what you will need (and some questions to not apply to all businesses types), but it's certainly an excellent starting point and will serve as food for thought.
Most website design companies (including DigitalFlare) will need to know a bit about your company in order to get a feel for how we should design your website. A good starting point would be to list the following:
By being open and frank about your available budget and timeframe, your designer can create a realistic proposal and work schedule for the project and manage your expectations from the start.
If you have got an existing website firstly let the us know the website URL and then answer the following questions:
You must now examine what you need from the new website. So a good starting point would be to consider the following:
The website should be an extension of any offline media, advertising or branding that you have. It is always helpful to be provided with a brochure, some marketing literature or the annual report to help get a feel for the company, so include them with the brief if you can.
The ongoing maintenance of a website is an often over looked aspect of the website design.
By answering all of these questions above you would have written a great design brief. However sometimes physical sketches of page layouts (sometimes refered to as 'wireframe' sketches) can really help designers understand your specific requirements in a visual format. You may wish to provide these type of sketches/drawings because visual plans can often speak a thousand words!