Please list a few website URLs with styles you are drawn to.
Websites do not have to be within your specific line of work.
Is there anything related to design and style that you typically LIKE on websites?
Is there anything related to design and style that you typically DISLIKE on websites?
Anything else you would like me to know about your vision for the website?
A sitemap is a way to figure out how viewers will navigate through your website and determine the different pages you’ll need. Typically, there are two places for website navigation: the header (top of the page) and the footer (bottom of the page).
HEADER NAVIGATION: Main pages of your site // FOOTER NAVIGATION: Less important "footnotes" (i.e. Contact, Terms, etc.)
Please list out the pages you would like included on your website HEADER navigation.
i.e. Home / About / Process / Services / Menu / Blog / Shop / Contact
If desired, please list out the pages you would like included on your website FOOTER navigation.
i.e. Social Media Icons / Terms & Conditions / Location Address / Contact
Please begin gathering copy for each page of your website. Questions are listed out below as a guide to help you think through what you might need. There will be a space at the end of each section for additional content should you need to add more or go into greater detail.
NOTE: This can be a rough draft! Feel free to use this as a tool for brainstorming or detailed bullet points. I’m happy to polish up and summarize the wording if that would be helpful.
What would you like to communicate about who you are, how you got started or what your business does?
What is your goal for the website?
What is your mission statement? (SKIP if you already answered this in the Brand Strategy Homework)
Would you like to include photos on your about page? (Photo of you, your team, etc.)
Additional "ABOUT / STORY" thoughts, content or information:
PROCESS / SERVICES / MENU
Note: These could all be included on one page, or separate. Please specify your preference.
What kind of services need to be communicated and how?
i.e. Menu, Packages or Services (with or without pricing), Detailed Intake Form, etc.
Would you like your process to be communicated in a bullet-point format, or paragraph explanations?
Additional "PROCESS / SERVICES / MENU" thoughts, content or information:
If you do NOT plan to have a blog, you can skip this section!
If you do plan to have a blog, please work on drafting an "intro" or "website launch" post to have ready for when we're close to launching the website.
Additional "BLOG" thoughts, content or information:
What fields will you need on an intake form?
i.e. Name, email, phone, message, etc.
What information would you like communicated or listed on your contact page?
i.e. Business address, contact information, 1-2 sentences about working together, etc.
Additional "CONTACT" thoughts, content or information:
Are there any social media accounts you would like to connect? Please list your profile URL for each account you'd like connected.
i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
Do you have an existing email list housed somewhere? (i.e. MailChimp). If you do, and would like it connected to your site, please list your login and password below.
DOMAIN NAME + EMAIL ADDRESS
Do you have an existing domain name that has been purchased and hosted through a 3rd party website? If so, please provide the host website and your username/password so that I can connect it when we're ready to launch.
If you don't have an existing domain name - don't worry! We can get all of that set up easily.
Are you interested in a custom email address? (Example: firstname.lastname@example.org) This can be purchased through Squarespace, and hosted through G Suite (Gmail). The first year is free, and then each year after is $72/user/address. Let me know below if you're interested in this.
If you do NOT plan to have a shop, you can skip this section.
What type of products will you be selling?
If you will be shipping items, do you have an established or preferred shipping service? Please list it below.
Additional "SHOP" thoughts, content or information:
*IMPORTANT NOTE: We will need several details compiled for inputting individual product information. Below is a general list of what could be provided, but keep in mind it can be tailored to your specific product.
Product Name / Photos / Price / Description / Tags / Categories / Weight / Dimensions / Variants (Color, Pattern, Size, Materials, etc.)
PLEASE EMAIL ME when you're ready to begin compiling your inventory information, and I will send a Google Sheet for you to fill out.
Is there anything else you'd like to include on your website that wasn't covered in this homework? Please use the boxes below to write out an extra information!