Website Design Brief - Personal/Starter Site

Fill out the brief form below to give us the info on your website and let’s get you up and running!

Gorgeous Design

Beautiful and functional web designs.

Fully Optimised

Sites that work on mobile phones and tablets as well as they do on computer screens.

Friendly Approach

We’ll work with you throughout to ensure your site is just how you want it.

Fill out this simple form!

To get us started on your first page drafts, please firstly fill out this form. You should have already filled out our basic form which asked questions about your domain name, hosting etc. These items are included in your package cost, but we will still need to know the answers to them. If you haven’t filled this out already, please click here to open the Basic Web Quotation form in a new window. Fill it out and send it, then close the window and fill in the Web Design Brief form below.

 

Click here to fill out your Design Brief.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Company, or Website Name

In addition to your homepage, how many pages have you planned?

Please enter the names for your pages below (leave blank if you don't need all 5):




You'll need to supply us with text and/or images for each of these pages.

Do you have a logo?

If you don't have a logo, we can design one for you.

If you don't have a logo, we can design one for you. Would you like a quote for this?

Now, let us know the basic style you require. If what you see is not suitable, use the next field to clarify.

If none of the above are suitable, or if you want to clarify, enter a couple of lines about the Basic Style here:

Secondly, let us know the colour scheme you'd like. Clarify specific colours in the next box.

Specify the background and secondary (and tertiary or more) colours here:
Primary: 
Secondary:    
These don't have to be the same colours as your logo. Logos are often very bright which isn't as pleasant to look at for large screen areas. You can leave this blank for us to pick if you prefer.

Finally, give us some info on your text & fonts. Clarify specific colours in the next box.

Specify any further detail about your fonts here, for example the text colour you'd like to use, or a specific font you wish to use:

Do you have social media? Do you want it linked to your site? If so give us the web addresses for your social media below:




If this is a new domain, do you need new email addresses? Enter the names below. Leave blank if you will arrange your own email.

Now its time to give us some info on your layout. From the answers above and your guides below, we'll prepare a sample page for you to approve. You'll also need to send us your content; see the next section.

Website Orientation:

Select if you'd like your page selection menu on the top, or the left of the screen.

Website Title (Exact):

Exactly what you want your site to be called. For example this site is called SkyBlue DesignWorks. At the top of the web browser you'll see the site name appears after the page name for example: Homepage - SkyBlue DesignWorks.

Website Tagline (Exact):

If you have a business tagline - for example SkyBlue DesignWorks might have the tagline "creative, clever design" - then enter it here.

Comparison Sites:

Are there other websites you like the look of? Or things you've seen on other websites you really DON'T like? Let us know the site addresses and the features you like and we'll include them if we can.

Any other special information, requests or notes

To prevent spamming of this form, please type the characters as you see them, into the box below.
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Content Checklist

We’ll need text, pictures and some technical details.

Text

Send us over the text for each page as TextEdit, Word, or RTF files. The best way is to share a Dropbox folder with us. Otherwise email to [email protected], or share all your info with WeTransfer.com.

Images

Send us over your logo and the images for each page as JPEG, TIF, or PDF files. The best way is to share a Dropbox folder with us. Otherwise email to [email protected], or share all your info with WeTransfer.com.

Technical Data

If you own your own domain, we’ll need the provider name, username and password to allow us to make changes when needed. If you’re doing ECommerce, we’ll need your merchant codes. We’ll contact you directly for these items when they are needed, so they don’t form part of the checklist directly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Just how expandable is my site?

Your Starter site can be expanded to a Business Site at any time.

This gets you:

  • A greatly expanded back-end database, allowing you to bolt on booking systems, e-commerce or any other complex systems.
  • A product gallery
  • Full setup and integration of Google Plus

In fact we offer the chance for you to upgrade to a Business Site for only £225 (usually £325) within the first 3 months of purchase.

Will I get to the first page of Google?

Difficult question, to which the answer is Yes – for your company name, AND for the services you provide uniquely. You can’t force a page to the top of Google – Google decides, Google set the rules, and if you are providing relevant, current and regularly updated content on the services you provide (rather than just saying Cheap T-Shirt Printing over and over again) you will get there. Our sites are white-hat, employ no trickery and are eminently searchable. Our Dynamic Content system will allow you to create more content and have it be more visible to your users. Why not read our infopost about Search Engine Optimisation?

What can I edit?

For the Personal site you will be provided with free monthly updates for the first year of the site, to allow you to tweak, add or edit anything you missed in the build stage.

You will be able to edit the content of your pages for text and image content yourself should you prefer. Major edits that require coding are either chargeable by the hour, or you can upgrade to a Business Site and have the edits incorporated to the upgrade should your plans change.

Once you reach the year mark you can evaluate how you want to proceed; whether you want to buy a support package and continue to update monthly, whether you want to upgrade to a Business Site and move to full editability and/or dynamic content, or whether you are happy with the site as-is and simply want to continue to host it without changing anything further.

Are there any hidden charges?

Not for the first year. Your site includes your hosting, domain name, setup, training and monthly edits. Thereafter your hosting will rebill at £60 annually, your domain dependent on the type, additional training and support can be provided as part of your hosting or by-the-minute, and further edits are charged by-the-minute. Its completely possible to manage your site yourself dependent on what add-ons you have, but you must host with us as a lot of the features we provide are embedded securely in our hosting system and not transferable.

Don't Be Shy

If we didn’t answer all of your questions, feel free to drop us a line anytime.

Terms & Notes

Creative design does not include logo design.

Monthly updates are free for the first year and the extent of these is detailed in your contract.

The level of editability of your site is dictated by the package ordered; this will be detailed in your contract.