I did a blog post related to this topic a few days ago
Planning Your Website Before Talking to Your Web Designer
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1) Ask your client every single detail about his/her project, also his/her preferences
2) Depending on the market you need to make some googling and find good looking competitors websites, then you make screenshots and write down what you like of each one of them.
3) You need to think in a browsable, interactive, cool, reliable and easy navigation.
4) Your design will have to be search engine friendly ( coding, tagging, etc)
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Last edited by alvo; 30 Jul 2009 at 06:51 PM.
What I like to do whenever I get a new client, if possible, sit down with them and actually sketch it out. You'd be amazed how inept some people are at describing what they want graphically. I find sketching really helps eliminate confusion about what your client is looking for in a website.
But the other tips listed above are also very important!
I took a summer course this summer (I study advertising) and we had to work with a client who wanted to design his first website. Other groups chose to design several templates based on the specifications the client had given (which were "white backdrop, fancy lettering")... my group and I showed up with sketch pads and colored pencils and we won the account.
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