New web project on the horizon? Here’s a long but invaluable guide which you might like to make a note of, for the next time you’re involved in a website launch or redesign.
Even if you know you’ll be subcontracting the task, A Comprehensive Website Planning Guide on Smashing Magazine contains all the information you’ll need to know to manage the project. Author Ben Siegel (Principal of Versa Studio) kindly opts for less technical lingo and describes the process of designing a website just as it is!
At the end of the article, there’s a link to an even more comprehensive PDF version available to download after a quick registration on his agency’s site. It emphasises the need for planning, planning and more planning (something which is so hard to force yourself to do), and talks about the need to budget for good writing and good photography. Well worth a read.