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So you want a web site.

10 things you need to know...

How long's a piece of string?
The real cost
The real cost (2)
Can I have it by Monday?
Do it once, do it right
Be aware. Be very aware...
Do your homework
Get organised
What's in a name?
Where to from here?

I'll do my homework, you do yours

One of the first things I'll ask you for, before even beginning development of your site, is a clear and full description of your business. What you do, who you do it for, where, why and how you do it. I need to learn about your business to make a site work for you.

It's a good idea if you learn a little about mine, too. HTML, CSS, JSP, ASP, PHP, CFMit's acronym city. You don't need to learn how to program code for your site; that's my job. But it helps if you know what's possible, and what some of the tools are that I have at my disposal to take your business online. And some of the limitations and compromises necessary to deliver an elegant site that's robust across a bewildering array of browsers and operating platforms.

Next: Get organised

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