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    Website specification forms?


    When a client wants a website, there are a lot of questions to answer and functionality to specify. I wonder if there are any forms or templates available that make this process more structured and complete? So the website gets specified as completely and unambiguously as possible before work begins.

    Questions like, "Do you want to register users on your website?"
    "How many users do you expect per day"
    "Do you want a shopping cart?"
    "How many pages do you envision?"
    "What functionality should your website provide" (That's obviously a long and multi-part question).

    Anything that would help get the website specified as completely as possible to make the initial estimates and requirements as clear as possible. There must be stuff like this out there; with questions I haven't thought of. Nice to not reinvent the wheel if I can find something that at least gives a head start.

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    Chris
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    Originally Posted by ChrisNY
    When a client wants a website, there are a lot of questions to answer and functionality to specify. I wonder if there are any forms or templates available that make this process more structured and complete? So the website gets specified as completely and unambiguously as possible before work begins.

    Questions like, "Do you want to register users on your website?"
    "How many users do you expect per day"
    "Do you want a shopping cart?"
    "How many pages do you envision?"
    "What functionality should your website provide" (That's obviously a long and multi-part question).

    Anything that would help get the website specified as completely as possible to make the initial estimates and requirements as clear as possible. There must be stuff like this out there; with questions I haven't thought of. Nice to not reinvent the wheel if I can find something that at least gives a head start.

    Thanks,

    Chris
    Yes, there are quite a few out there. I have one I use that I took from about 5 or so different ones I found and then combined them to fit my needs.

    Here is a quick google search. Not all of the links will apply, but I did find some that would. Also, try switching up the keywords to maybe "Website Questionnaire" or "Ecommerce Website Questionnaire" ... I found mine about 3 years ago, so don't remember exactly what keywords I searched.
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    Op, smashingmagazine.com has a lot of useful resources. For example,

    http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/06/29/45-incredibly-useful-web-design-checklists-and-questionnaires/
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    Thanks for the replies and links! Some good starting points.
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    Originally Posted by conoroleary
    Op, smashingmagazine.com has a lot of useful resources. For example,

    http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/06/29/45-incredibly-useful-web-design-checklists-and-questionnaires/

    This is really useful...thank you

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