[thelist] How do I build a proposal for a website?

Shawn K. Quinn skquinn at frogger.kicks-ass.net
Thu Aug 7 15:54:44 CDT 2003

On Thu, 7 Aug 2003, Sylvia Braunstein wrote:

> This is what the CEO requests:
> Build a complete proposal for the web site including the links to the data
> sheets.
> What is critical is for me to understand how we will incorporate the 10-15
> data sheets that we want to have on the web.
> We will use Swishzone (Flash template) to do the entry to the website.

Why? Are you making a professional World Wide Web site, or a Flash movie?
If you must add the absolutely passe' Flash movie intro, add a "skip
intro" link in plain HTML. (NOT as part of the Flash movie itself!)

> This should include the home page, about the company, contact us, where
> to buy (top page), products (top page), news (top page).  When someone
> will be in the Where to Buy top page he will be able to click on :
> North America , EMEA , Asia / Pacific, etc. etc. which will take him to
> a non flash simple HTML set of pages with the rest of the resellers
> info. The same holds true for the Products (which will take you to a
> rugged.com style set of pages) and news.

This seems reasonable enough.

> Please suggest a color scheme.

This depends on what product you're selling. Colors taken from the company
logo might be a good start, if you can do that.

> I like the thunder and lightning effect when the whole IE window is
> shaking  we can easily implement this.

This is one of the top 10 fastest ways to convince me to quickly hit the
back button. It's obnoxious, but expected, on kiddie
Geocities/Tripod/Angelfire/etc sites. I have no idea why anyone would
want this on a corporate site.

Shawn K. Quinn

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