Website Checklist

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PART A) PRE-FLIGHT

[ ] Specify functional requirements, if any:

What do you want the site to do? (with Priority Level A, B, or C next to each item or activity)
Who will be the end user/s? (define the different types of users, e.g. anonymous, logged-in, bloggers, and administrators)
What types of data entry will be needed? (define in as much detail as possible)
What types of interactive elements will be required? (typical features include calendars, blogs, image galleries, private messaging, shopping cart/checkout, etc.)

[ ] Gather list of 5-7 websites you like the look-and-feel of, and why


[ ] Name of organization or project:
[ ] Main contact person including best contact information (e.g. phone number + e-mail) :

[ ] Description (a one-sentence description of the organization):
[ ] Keywords (5-7 key phrases/words words that relate to the organization's focus):
[ ] Motto or Slogan, if any
[ ] Mission Statement, if any


PART B) PREPARATION and SETUP ACCOUNTS

[ ] TO e-mail (which e-mail receives messages from general contact form?):

[ ] General list of e-mail addresses desired e.g. info@, support@

[ ] Gather logos, stock photography, additional documents, if any

There are three parts to your website:

  • the domain name (the www.yourname.com part),
  • the hosting (the actual physical machine where your website "lives"),
  • and the files (the pages, images, files, coding, and database that are the bulk of your website)


[ ] Hosting/domain information. If you do not have this information, we will work with you to determine the best options
[ ] Domain account access (registrar/user/pass) - we recommend you purchase a domain for 5 - 10 years to ensure access
Login:
Password:
Call-in PIN, if any:

(We offer 10KHosting.com for smaller sites)

[ ] Do you have Data that needs to be imported? If so, please prepare in .CSV format


[ ] Hosting account access:
Login:
Password:
Call-in PIN, if any:

(We require hosting from Nexcess.net, the SH-100 or SH-200 plan is usually sufficient)

[ ] FTP access, typically you can find or setup an FTP account in your hosting control panel
FTP address: (usually www.yourwebsite.com)
Username:
Password:

[ ] Nameservers, if known

[ ] Google.com/analytics account. Sign up for an account and provide us with:

Snippet of tracking code (provided by Analytics): (begins with UA- )

[ ] Mollom.com for spamcatching:
Sign up for an account and provide us with:
PUBLIC KEY:
PRIVATE KEY:


PART C) FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATIONS

[ ] MySQL database access
Database location: (localhost or a numbered address)
Database Username:
Database Password:

[ ] Confidentiality agreement, if required
[ ] Final proposal reviewed

[ ] Deposit payment made

Phase 1- Analysis and Planning

E-commerce needed?

[ ] PAYPAL e-mail
[ ] Authorize.net information, if needed

OPTIONAL [ ] Merchant/credit card account access, if any (user/pass)

OPTIONAL [ ] Security Certificate purchased, if needed

Customer Relationship Management needed?

[ ] What types of customers?
[ ] What types of fields will be collected?
[ ] What actions will be performed on users (e.g. phone calls, e-mails, newsletters?)


PART D) DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS

Phase 2 - Design/Editorial


[ ] Color and preferences of 5-7 other sites you like? Why?
[ ] Sample Design Concept comparable/s created
[ ] Designs delivered for your review
[ ] One round of redesign on your chosen design
[ ] Sign off on final design
[ ] Content finalized for launch and received from you (e.g. 5-10 pages such as About Us, FAQs, How it Works, or list of products)


PART E) INSTALLATION

Phase 3 - Implementation/Build

[ ] Initial version of website installed

[ ] Functional modules added, if needed
[ ] First round of content integrated
[ ] Form development, if any
[ ] Functional revisions, if needed (provide new prioritized list)
[ ] Quarantine - no new revisions during test

Phase 4 - Themeing


[ ] Finetune styling
[ ] Check buttons, forms, photos, slideshows, functional elements
[ ] Test Browser Functionality Round 1: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari

Phase 5 - Testing, Quality Control, and Launch


[ ] Beta Testing
[ ] Make Beta Testing Changes
[ ] Alpha Testing
[ ] Make Alpha Testing Changes

[ ] Test Browser Functionality Round 2: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari

[ ] For REDESIGNS: Map Old Site pages to matching New Site pages

[ ] Launch - website pushed live


PART F) FINALIZATION

Closeout and Training


[ ] Training via phone, video, and written documentation
[ ] Keywords finetuning, as needed
[ ] Sitemap submitted to Google
[ ] Search engine optimization: testing 8 weeks post-launch

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