Hardly ever do we realize how many questions need to be answered before an accurate and reliable quote can be prepared. There are questions regarding general issues such as: goals and objectives set for the creation a new website, its target audience, graphics design and required functionality, but there are also more specified questions and doubts that need to be resolved before the final quote can be send out. These questions usually concern the script, type of cms system applied and possible future website development. The question then arises: Why don’t the companies provide customers with a list of standardized questions that will give information to prepare a quote? The answer is surprisingly simple, such list cannot be done! Each project is different, each customer has different needs and expectations and each ought to be treated individually. This, on the other hand, makes companies to prepare such an individual list for every customer interested in website design, development or maintenance.
Although one universal list cannot be prepared, there are some questions that repeat on every one. Answering them while sending your enquiry will surely shorten the time required for quote preparation. Firstly, before providing the company with very detailed information about your web, you should set very precised goals and objectives, as well as define target audience your web will be aimed at. This information will enable the company to offer you and recommend the most appropriable solutions. It will also help to make decisions on graphics design, type of menu and functionality of your website.