Determine if outside help is needed
When building a Web site, most organizations require some sort of outside help. This can
be as simple as talking with a Web hosting company about uploading pages, or as
extensive as hiring an outside design firm to develop page templates.
The chart below lists common situations in which outside help is necessary, along with
solutions to the problems they present.
Bring in an arbiter
Your organization contains
Someone from outside the organization can be
several divisions, each of which
brought in to referee meetings, break logjams,
considers itself the most
and give an unbiased perspective. If the arbiter
important. No division is
keeps the site s audience and purpose in mind,
preeminent, but each tries to
it can be built according to what external users
dictate the site s content.
want rather than what internal politics demand.
Information architects and user-experience
consultants people who specialize in the
organization of Web sites do well in the role
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