10-02-2009, 04:48 PM
I wasn't too sure where to post this so though I'd give it ago here.
Right the issue is I'm going to be meeting a client soon to discuss their website that i'll be building for them, It would just be nice to get some advice on what other poeple do in these meetings, like what questions should I fire at them? what info do I give them and what info will I need most?
I have a little idea but just wanted a little input.
10-02-2009, 05:25 PM
Write out at least some of your questions in advance so you don't forget them. And also write down the client's answers, you don't want to remember incorrectly or forget what they said.
Thinking up specific questions is a little tough since you didn't say what the website was about however:
Do they know what they want it to look like?
What is the timeline they were thinking of? (As in how long it will take)
Do they already have content for the site written?
What questions do they have for you as the developer?
Talk to them about the features they want and the feel of the website. If they aren't sure what they want it too look like, either with them or have them on their own, look at some different websites and talk about the elements of those sites they like.
10-05-2009, 11:33 PM
If you can, meet where you can both go on the internet (laptop with wifi?)
If they can show you some sites that they really like (the look, layout, features),
that helps the most. You can get an idea of their "tastes", likes and dislikes.
Keep the design aspect separate from the "background functionality" (development).
Once a design (template) is determined, the content can be controlled dynamically,
so focus on the designs that make content management the easiest.