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Laura Bowly absolutely was the right and the BEST choice we could have made ... She was highly responsive throughout the project, and communications were clear and fast. She truly went above and beyond on our project, and we are extremely happy with the results.

Eline
Southwest Section of the Ninety-Nines

Website Design Questionnaire

The web is changing quickly. Your business changes quickly, too. If you’re considering a website redesign, it is also time to review your site’s goals. Getting clear on your goals is an essential first step because every decision we make in the design process should ultimately support your top goals & objectives.

We are looking forward to working with you to create a high quality, professional web presence for your company. Please take a few minutes to answer these questions to the best of your ability. It will help us in determining your site objectives, design and function.

Understanding Your Business


Please describe your company/organization in a few sentences.

What are the three most important things your company does or offers?

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What is there about your company or your background that sets you apart from your competitors?

Do you have a slogan or tagline that clearly describes what you offer in terms of benefits or features?

Please describe your potential customers. Pay special attention to their income, interests, gender, age, etc. If your website is a business-to-business site, what sort of companies are you hoping to attract?

What are the three most common questions your customers ask you (online or off)?

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Website Information


What is good about your existing site? What is working well?

What areas need improvement or are not working well?

Are you planning to do online sales? If so, what is the product, and approximately how many different products do you want to sell online?

If you were using a search engine, what words or phrases would you want to use to find your site? Which of these words or phrases is most important?

What features would you like your website to have:

Home Page Image Rotation with Captions & LinksHome Page Image Rotation - images onlyCustom Form(s)Responsive DesignKeyword Site SearchBlog or News - Archived Article ContentPhoto GalleryE-commerce/Shopping CartEvents CalendarCategorized Business DirectoryBasic PayPal Functionality (Donations)Ads (image based Ad Rotation)Booking ManagementCustom Web FontsSocial Media-Like/ShareGoogle Analytics-StatsOther (detail below)

Do you have any thoughts as to the type of content do you want visible on the home page? Blog Posts? Articles? Upcoming Events? Products?

The Design



Please list the names/URLs of five other sites that you like and specify why each is attractive to you. IE, what do you like about that particular site? Please include full URL (example: http://domain.com)

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Do you have a logo & other marketing material that you would like to be considered in the design of a new website? Specify.

Do you have ideas of the colors you'd like used in the design? Use specific colors or descriptive terms: Bright colors, pastel colors, earthy colors ... etc.

Do you want the "mood" of your site to be fun? Classy? Simple and clean? Professional? Sparce? Soft? Edgy? Other?

Do you have high quality photos we can use in the site design? Describe.

Below, please list the URL's for any Social Media you have set up for your company. Please include full URL (example: https://www.facebook.com/laurabowlydesign)

Are there any logos for association memberships, awards or certifications that should be part of the site's design?

Please use the following space to detail any additional
information that you feel is important for your redesign.

Website Design Questionnaire

The web is changing quickly. Your business changes quickly, too. If you’re considering a website redesign, it is also time to review your site’s goals. Getting clear on your goals is an essential first step because every decision we make in the design process should ultimately support your top goals & objectives.

We are looking forward to working with you to create a high quality, professional web presence for your company. Please take a few minutes to answer these questions to the best of your ability. It will help us in determining your site objectives, design and function.

Understanding Your Business


Please describe your company/organization in a few sentences.

What are the three most important things your company does or offers?

1)

2)

3)


What is there about your company or your background that sets you apart from your competitors?

Do you have a slogan or tagline that clearly describes what you offer in terms of benefits or features?

Please describe your potential customers. Pay special attention to their income, interests, gender, age, etc. If your website is a business-to-business site, what sort of companies are you hoping to attract?

What are the three most common questions your customers ask you (online or off)?

1)

2)

3)


Website Information


What is good about your existing site? What is working well?

What areas need improvement or are not working well?

Are you planning to do online sales? If so, what is the product, and approximately how many different products do you want to sell online?

If you were using a search engine, what words or phrases would you want to use to find your site? Which of these words or phrases is most important?

What features would you like your website to have:

Home Page Image Rotation with Captions & LinksHome Page Image Rotation - images onlyCustom Form(s)Responsive DesignKeyword Site SearchBlog or News - Archived Article ContentPhoto GalleryE-commerce/Shopping CartEvents CalendarCategorized Business DirectoryBasic PayPal Functionality (Donations)Ads (image based Ad Rotation)Booking ManagementCustom Web FontsSocial Media-Like/ShareGoogle Analytics-StatsOther (detail below)

Do you have any thoughts as to the type of content do you want visible on the home page? Blog Posts? Articles? Upcoming Events? Products?

The Design



Please list the names/URLs of five other sites that you like and specify why each is attractive to you. IE, what do you like about that particular site? Please include full URL (example: http://domain.com)

1)

2)

3)

4)

5)

Do you have a logo & other marketing material that you would like to be considered in the design of a new website? Specify.

Do you have ideas of the colors you'd like used in the design? Use specific colors or descriptive terms: Bright colors, pastel colors, earthy colors ... etc.

Do you want the "mood" of your site to be fun? Classy? Simple and clean? Professional? Sparce? Soft? Edgy? Other?

Do you have high quality photos we can use in the site design? Describe.

Below, please list the URL's for any Social Media you have set up for your company. Please include full URL (example: https://www.facebook.com/laurabowlydesign)

Are there any logos for association memberships, awards or certifications that should be part of the site's design?

Please use the following space to detail any additional
information that you feel is important for your redesign.

It was such a pleasure to work with Laura Bowly on the new website for our organization. She started with a comprehensive questionnaire and built a beautiful, professional website for our agency. She worked closely with us throughout the process, checking in frequently about details and soliciting feedback, while always respecting our limited staff time and availability. Her communications were focused and clear, and she was more than willing to provide education and guidance when we encountered areas where we were not sure how to proceed. Always patient, she helped us get focused and move forward, and completed the project ahead of schedule and beyond our expectations. The new CNVC site, nonviolentcommunity.org, is amazing and has greatly enhanced our ability to reach those we serve and communicate with our supporters. We have truly enjoyed our experience working with Laura Bowly and we highly recommend her web design services!

Willow Thorpe, Operations Director
Center For a Non Violent Community