Building Web Pages
One thing I do is build websites. I can create plain HTML web pages, or install a content-management system to make updates easier.
Website building can include the following services:
A Questionnaire for Web-Design Clients
In school, I received a sample questionnaire to ask of web-design clients. Since then, in response to discussions I've had with many people, I've been expanding and updating it. The questionnaire covers such topics as:
Of course, not every question will be useful for every reader of the questionnaire.Download the questionnaire in PDF format
Download the questionnaire in Word format
Steps Involved in Building a Website
Building a website involves a surprising number of tasks. These can include:
Of course, not every step will be used by every website.Download a sample list of steps in PDF format
Download a sample list of steps in Word format
Bringing Scattered Information Together
A manual for one website started as a record of assorted details for one particular client. There were so many different logins and accounts and pieces of information scattered among so many different people who had worked on the website, that out of desperation I started to put everything in one document.
Then I added design notes and lists of plugins and programming changes. As the website developed, so did the document. This particular client wanted some more detailed explanations of typical website tasks, so I added those. Not everyone will want those.
The document should contain everything necessary for a stranger to start maintaining the site. I've made a version with spaces for information. Yes, it mentions passwords, but you can just put down references to your passwords if you use one of the many password-keeper applications.Download the sample manual in PDF format
Download the sample manual in Word format