Praise for The Complete Website Planning Guide: A great, accessible and practical guide that you can quickly use to get better results from your next website build. Get to it
Would you build a house without blueprints and expect it to be perfect?
That's how many people go about their web projects, with napkin drawings, spoken discussions, part finished summaries and guides and wonder why it's not finished on time, costs more than it should and people aren't happy with it.
You can be the architect of your next website project and avoid delays, scope creep, missing functionality and extra costs.
In The Complete Website Planning Guide you can learn how to easily create blueprints (a scope) for your, or your clients, website that will solve many of the key problems that occur in website development projects.
After more than 20 years running a design and development agency Darryl still couldn't find a standard way that clients and developers could outline exactly what they needed to get the job done most effectively. Most briefs or planning methods either focus on general things like platform, hosting and general design guidelines. Many agencies or freelancers still fly by the seat of their pants using their experience to guide the project.
So he wrote this guidebook as an instruction manual to create useful site plans without missing out important requirements, or needing to be overly technical.
In this simple step-by-step guide he walks you through the process of establishing what the website really needs to do and shows you how to do it.
If you want to build your next website before you pick a theme and try to wedge your needs into it, before you tell your designer to copy someone else's site read this book and create your website plan.
If you are a freelancer or agency developer don't take on a client or quote a new project without helping them plan the site properly.
Learn how to create a plan so you can avoid overruns, scope creep and lost money.
This is the very first step you need for your next web project, download the free templates and resources, and join the facebook group where you can get advice on working through your own plan.
And now you can also buy the companion Complete Website Planning Guide Workbook to use side by side with this book.
What readers said:
"If you are a business owner, read it, print out the templates and have these discussions with your designers. Trust me, even if you do only a few things in this guide, your outcome will be 100% better than if you just choose your site based on the pretty colours." Ed Pelgen
"I am a freelancer and this is what I was looking for. Darryl has used his experience in laying out the problems faced by clients and freelancers and also given some templates and methods to follow before starting a new project" Amrinder Singh