# October 19, 2009 at 8:05 am
Just heard a good point on a podcast im listening too.
When starting a new job give your client a design worksheet that has a structure that you work too.
This could be something that helps both the creative and the non-creative get on the same page a lot faster than tediously tip toeing around trying to base a design around a few fluffy words, for example:Quote:‘I want a site that will make people say wow…..’
Not very helpful.
Anyways, if people want to start a list off of the things you should have on a design sheet, then maybe we could collaborate a word/pdf document that will be helpful for any designer:
# October 19, 2009 at 3:29 pm
Who is your target market?[/list:u]
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I usually start by asking why they want a website and what they expect to achieve with it. Never ceases to amaze me how many people just decide they want a site and get straight into colour schemes and fancy graphics without a moments thought as to how to make the site actually help their business.# October 19, 2009 at 6:45 pm
Maybe ask questions like:
1) What are your top 3 goals, in priority order, for your new (or redesigned) website?
2) If it’s a redesign, ask "What do you like MOST about your current site?" and "What do you like LEAST about it?"
3) Give me the URLs for 3 sites you really like, and tell me why you like them.
4) Give me the URLs for 3 sites you really DON’T like, and tell me why you don’t like them.
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