often request a consultation for the
development of a new or existing web site
without a clear idea of what is involved.
The following web design checklist will help
you determine just what your needs are, and
what areas to consider prior to requesting a
consultation and price quote.
1. What is the purpose of your site?
You should determine the purpose of
your web site prior to planning the
layout and design phases. A web site may
be for personal or commercial use. The
site may serve primarily as an
information resource or "online"
business card. A web site may also be
designed to serve as a commercial outlet
by offering products and services
2. Do you have a domain name &
A domain name is an internet address
www.w3hub.com. Domain name
registration, web & email hosting
packages starts from S$60/year.
Registration can be completed through
our official hosting service provider
If you do not have a domain name
registered prior to requesting a
consultation, you should select at least
two names that meet your needs. As a
rule of thumb... you should try to find
a name that is meaningful and easily
remembered (also easily entered without
misspelling). The shorter the name, the
better as long as you are not
sacrificing "meaning" in the process.
3. Do you
currently have a web site?
If you are requesting a re-design
(revamp) of an existing web site, please
provide the URL so that we may get a
better understanding of what type of
content you intend to offer. Please
provide the name of the web host for
your existing site as well. We will need
to know what account features you have
access to prior to developing your web
site (CGI for instance). If you do not
currently have a web site, it is often
helpful if you provide the URLs to one
or more web sites that offer "similar"
services and content to what you intend
to offer on your own site.
4. Do you have a LOGO?
How many graphic images will you need?
Do you have an existing company logo or
trademark that you want incorporated
into your new site design? If so, do
you have the original graphic files on
hand? If not, you may also engage us
for a custom designed logo at only S$90.
Many sites integrate existing photos in
digital format. These are sometimes used
to display products, company employees,
or the facilities themselves. For
personal sites, family photo albums can
often be developed online. In requesting
a consultation, it is helpful to know
how many images you have planned for
your new site. If you intend to use any
existing images from a current web site,
it is important to note that in your
consultation request as well.
How many pages of content do you have?
question can often be difficult to
estimate. Think of your prospective site
in "outline" form... that is, if you had
to write an outline for how the site
would be structured, what would it look
like? You should start with main menu
items and work your way down into
sub-menus. By doing this, you can get an
approximation of how many pages the
finished project will require. As an
example, consider the following rough
A. HOME PAGE
B. COMPANY PROFILE
- Management Team
- Company History
C. OUR PRODUCTS
- What's New
D. ORDER FORM
E. CUSTOMER SERVICE
- Technical Support
- FAQ Section
- Request service
F. CONTACT US
- Phone List
- E-mail Form
- Address / MAP
D. HELPFUL LINKS
From this example, you can estimate
approximately 18 pages for the project.
It is very helpful if you are able to
provide an outline similar to this in
your quotation request.
Do you intend to conduct E-commerce on
If you will be conducting any kind of
business on your site, you should
consider just what level of business you
intend to conduct. For instance, if you
intend to offer a catalog of products
online, you should decide if you want to
process orders entirely over the
Internet or if you wish to simply "take"
orders online and process them in your
There are benefits and costs associated
with both. In order to completely
process orders online, accepting all
forms of payment (credit cards and
cheques mainly), you will almost
certainly need a credit card payment
processor account. There are a wide
range of providers that you can obtain
an account from. On an average, you can
expect the following expenses in setting
up your merchant account (these are
third party vendor fees, they are NOT
fees we charge you) eg.
2CheckOut and etc..
Do you require any non-standard
These include scripting or programming
in languages such as CGI, ASP, PHP, Java
scripts, database development, or other
"unique" features. If so, please provide
as much detail as possible regarding
those needs in your consultation
Answering these questions will provide a
strong foundation for determining the
structure and requirements of your web site.
Please answer all of these items to the best
of your ability. If you have any additional
questions or information to offer, please
include them in your quotation request. Once
again, thank you for considering our
We hope that this checklist has been helpful
and we look forward to hearing from you
Please note that FREE
consultation is only applicable when meeting
within our office premises. On-site
consultation will be charged at S$60 per
Be sure to contact our sales team for making
a consultation appointment in advance.