Website Content Checklist

New Client Website Content Checklist

When designing a website, we like to get a feel for what you want, what you like and what you don’t like. Here is a short questionnaire and a list of things to consider that would help us along they to designing and developing your website!
  • Client:
  • Project:
  • Address:
  • Phone Number:
  • Date:
  • Timeline:
  • Estimated Budget:
  • Email Address:

Your Current Web Configuration and Set-Up

  • Do you have a web server already?
  • What code can be written on it? PHP, ASP, JSP, PYTHON
  • What operating system is it running on?
  • Do you have control over the settings? If not, who does?
  • Do you have custom code that you wish to retain, or that you would not be willing to translate into a new programming language?
  • Will you be willing to run your website on a server that uses a different programming language?
  • Do you have a secure environment that will not permit our developers direct access to your site?

Questions That Will Help Us Recreate a “Requirements Document” for the New Website

Please help us determine your requirements by checking the items below that you would like to consider as being a part of your new site. This is an extensive list that is meant to create dialogue and insure that no items are left undiscovered. Few clients check more than a dozen or so items, but it is important that you consider “everything” before we get started:

Home Page Options
  • ____ Photo Header
  • ____ What’s New Box/Section
  • ____ Advertising Banners
  • ____ News / Specials
  • ____ Coupons
  • ____ Search Box
  • ____ Categories / Tabs
Design Options
  • ____ Drop Down Find Feature
  • ____ Tabs At Top or Side
  • ____ Icon Buttons
  • ____ Contact Info (phone & email)
  • ____ Email Capture
  • ____ "Contact Us" box
  • ____ Text Copy on Home Page OK?
  • ____ Tell A Friend
  • ____ Banner Rotation System
  • ____ Sitemap
  • ____ Content Management System
Security Options, if Applicable
  • ____ Password Protection / Members Only
  • ____ Hacker Safe/McAfee add-on
Shopping Cart Options, If Applicable
  • ____ Shipping Info
  • ____ Email a Friend
  • ____ Related Product Feature
  • ____ Product Suggestion
  • ____ Member/User Management
  • ____ Rating System
  • ____ SSL Certificate
  • ____ Existing Merchant Account?
Web 2.0 Options, If Applicable
  • ____ RSS
  • ____ LinkedIn
  • ____ Blog
  • ____ Wiki
  • ____ Twitter
  • ____ Facebook
  • ____ Email Newsletter Template Design
Video/Audio Options, if Applicable
  • ____ Animation
  • ____ On-line Video / Movie
  • ____ Flash Animation
  • ____ Online Photo Gallery
  • ____ Photo Slide Show
  • ____ Audio
  • ____ Pod casting with Integrated Player
  • ____ Videos
Optional Features
  • ____ Guestbook
  • ____ Optimized Content (SEO)
  • ____ Online Poll / Questionnaire
  • ____ Financial Calculators Suite
  • ____ Newsletter Signup or Catalog Signup
  • ____ Online Newsletter (need database option too)
  • ____ Events Calendar (Dynamic or Static) (editable by client)
  • ____ Online Message Boards
  • ____ Article Management System
  • ____ Blog (with or without clients)
  • ____ Pop Up/Under
  • ____ Directory of (could be anything)
  • ____ E-Learning (online courses)
  • ____ File Sharing / Extranet
  • ____ Forum
  • ____ Google Site Map Generator
  • ____ Interactive map with Selected Places
  • ____ Downloadable Content (Brochure / PDF)
  • ____ Lesson/Appointment Setup
  • ____ Maps
  • ____ List Server (for group email communication)
  • ____ Location Locater / Zip Code Finder
  • ____ Mobile Browsing (for cell phones)
  • ____ Online applications (employment or interest forms)
  • ____ Live Chat
  • ____ Real-Time Weather
  • ____ Stock Images
    • ___ Client Supplied Photography

Thank you for completing this checklist. Please email to Detroit Website Design, or fax to: (248) 637-5984.