Step 1 of the 9 step web creation. Getting the brief (and not boxers).

All jobs start with a brief, and all good jobs start with a good brief. So let’s go over some questions you can think about when talking to the new potential client.

Some useful questions:

  • Website for a new business? Refresh?
  • What is the purpose?
  • What would you like to do with it?
  • What is your product? What does it do?
  • Inspirations?
  • Competitors? How are you different?
  • Audience? Who’s a good customer? Who’s an ACTUAL customer?
  • Deadline?
  • Describe your company?

 

Some extra questions

  • Have you registered the domain?
  • How are your emails set up?
  • What type of site? landing? one page? multi? ecommerce?
  • Do you have an idea of what to put in the navigation menu, or what pages?
  • Do you have the text content? Do you need copywriting?
  • Do you have images? Do you need to hire a photographer? would stock images work?
  • Do you have a brand set up?
  • Will you be updating content regularly? Will it be fairly regular? Do you need a maintenance package?

That’s a lot of questions haha.

Do you have any more important questions that I missed? Anything to add? Anything else you’d like to hear me cover? Please let me know in the comments!

News & articles

Volkswagon has a new logo
https://www.creativebloq.com/news/new-volkswagen-logo

Accuracy in SEO
https://searchengineland.com/content-accuracy-is-not-a-ranking-factor-321727

Design trends in mobile
https://design4users.com/ui-design-trends-web-mobile/

Resources

FreeFrontend is pretty cool
https://freefrontend.com/
Especially this one.
https://freefrontend.com/css-triangle-backgrounds/

The Caniuse for mail.
https://www.caniemail.com/
(I hate outlook)

Free fonts yo.
https://www.creativebloq.com/graphic-design-tips/best-free-fonts-for-designers-1233380

 

Title

“Simple Design” by Breaking Benjamin (from their album “We Are Not Alone”)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGUt2vVRPHY

 

 

 

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