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Write an Outline

Now that you’ve gathered the necessary information and brainstormed some ideas, it’s a good idea to get it all down on paper. An outline of a website should include a list of each section to be included on the site, with a description of what type of content will be shown on each page. It should also describe in as much detail as possible what features would be on the site, such as user accounts, commenting, social networking functions, video, or a newsletter sign-up. Aside from helping organize the project, the client should be presented with the outline so they can approve it before the project continues. This will allow them to add, remove or adjust any sections or features, and will ultimately help you develop a budget and time frame and build the site. Agreeing on a price for a website project based on an approved outline will help to avoid additional fees or differences in opinion late in the project.

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