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Survey: Project briefing

The questions in this survey are designed to help us understand your project requirements so that we can provide you with the best solution we possibly can.

The more information you can give us, the better we will understand your needs.

If any questions are difficult to answer, please leave them blank and we'll help you go through them at a later point.

* Required fieldHow can we contact you (e.g. your phone number, or e-mail address)?
* Required fieldPlease briefly describe your project.
* Required fieldDescribe a typical user visiting your website. What is their motivation for visiting? Who is the intended audience for your project?
What are the objectives that will define a successful project?
Describe how a visitor should perceive your website? (e.g. prestigious, friendly, corporate, fun, modern, innovative, etc)
When is your intended launch date?
Do you have a defined budget? If so, please supply a rough range, so we can get a sense for the scope and detail to propose, and confirm early if the requirements and budget will work together.
* Required fieldWhat ways do you foresee visitors interacting with your website? (e.g. forums,  eCommerce, posting news, contacting the management, etc)
* Required fieldWhat kind of content would you like your website to provide (e.g. general pages, newsletters, articles, news, galleries, member blogs, etc)?
Are there any established materials to incorporate into the design (e.g. logos)? Do you have any brand guidelines you need us to work within?
How important is the visual appearance to you (1=best/expensive, 5=basic)?

Are there any legal restraints to be worked within? (e.g. distance selling regulations, logo placement guides, accessibility, etc)
How important is the use of new technology and advanced interfaces to you (e.g. data feeds, carousels, graphs) (1=best/expensive, 5=basic)?

How important is social media functionality to you (forums, polls, comments, Twitter feed display, Facebook integration, etc) (1=best/expensive, 5=basic)?

Are there any secondary contacts/stakeholders you need us to work with? (e.g. web hosts, committees, sponsors, affiliates, other agencies, etc)
Have you decided on a hosting solution for your website?

Do you need the website to be able to handle very high usage volumes? (i.e. lots of users online at once)

What level of involvement would you like in the production process? (The answer to this question will affect our proposed development methodology)

How would you like us to support you, after development has finished?

What kind of communication would you like? This helps us gauge what kind of development service you need, and assign appropriate contacts.

What do you consider a reasonable time for a response to a support request? (to help us work out the correct SLA for you)
Please include any other information you think may be useful.