Let's Start Your Project

The following items are intended to help guide the direction of initial design for your project. Please provide what you can from these items, but feel free to skip anything that is not relevant or that you don’t have readily available. We can work with whatever amount of detail you want to provide; simply – the more you provide the more you will influence the final design. If you decide to send a lot of information, keep in mind that we may not be able incorporate all of it.

Note that we tend to focus on the home page during initial design. We will cover further page and sub-page content and design in later stages of the project.

Required Items

Give your project a title
Typically the name of your domain or identity, example: widgets.com or Widget Shop.
Your Name
Your E-mail Address

Your Identity

Give your web site and/or store a title
This is the main title for your web space. It will be displayed in your web page headers and in web browser window titles.
Give your web site and/or store a tagline
This is a short descriptive sentence typically displayed with your title.
I have a logo
If you have a logo for your project, we will request it from you later in the project.

Your Content

The main sections or pages of your web site and/or store
Enter them in the order you want them to appear in the main navigation/menu of your web space, e.g. Home, Shop, Showcase, Blog, About Us.
The secondary sections or pages of your web site and/or store
Secondary sections have less focus in your web space and are typically included in small font size in the footer or very top of page. Enter them in the order you want them to appear in the secondary navigation/menu of your web space, e.g. Policies, FAQ, Contact Us.
Your existing web content
Enter the URL for any relevant content you already have on the web. You can also include notes if you like. Example: http://aarfie.com (this is my current main page), http://aarfiesupport.com (this is my support page, we're still adding content), etc. Include your Facebook, Twitter and your other social networking links if they are relevant to your project.
I have files for content
This may include product images for shop projects, home page body copy, etc. If you have content files ready, we will request them from you later in the project.
Ideas for your home page content
Detail any ideas or guidelines you have for the key content or message you wish to include on your web space home page. Example: Display featured products with specials highlighted at the top of the page. Also display prominently "We have widgets to suit every occasion!"

Your Design

Pick some colours for your design.

Colour 1
select colour
Colour 2
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Colour 3
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Colour 4
select colour
Colour 5
select colour

This will give us a general idea for your web space colour palette preference. Depending upon the project, we may not use all of the colours, or the exact colours provided unless they are strictly associated with your identity. If you need help choosing colours, visit COLOURLovers for some inspiration. You can copy and paste the hex code from COLOURLovers colours (click on colour samples to get to their details page) or you can enter URL links to colours / palettes if you prefer.

I have files for design
This may include sketches, PhotoShop or Illustrator Files, images, etc. If you have design files ready, we will request them from you later in the project.
Web sites we should be influenced by
Enter the URL of any web sites you want your new web space design or layout to be influenced by. You can also include notes if you like. Example: http://aarfie.com (I like the font used in the titles of this site), etc. If you need places to browse web designs, check out Site Inspire, CSS Zen Garden, Unmatched Style, Best Web Gallery, Minimal Sites, Creattica and Big Cartel Store Directory.
Ideas for your web space design
Detail any ideas or guidelines you have for the design of your web space.