Conduct an initial meeting
Before work on the organization s site actually begins, it s good to hold an initial meeting
of everyone involved with building it. The members of the Web team, outside consultants
or contractors, and the Decision-Maker should all be there.
Explain the process
The Site Coordinator should explain how work on the site will progress (according to the
Plan Train Organize Build Maintain process), the role of audience testing, and
other aspects of site construction described in this book.
This is also a good opportunity to answer common questions about site construction,
such as how long it may take. This initial meeting should give the people involved with
the Web project realistic expectations of what it will take to build the site, and a clear idea
of how work will proceed.
Initial meetings produce a better site
When we built our first Web site, it didn t go well. We just gave our brochure to
someone inside the organization and had him start building the site based on it. We
got a site that loaded slowly, with strange navigation and blurry graphics. Our
members didn t like it.
Now we re building a new site, and having several up-front meetings before work
begins on it. We re getting a lot of input as part of the process, and we re getting a
much better site.
Pamela McElrath, Communications Chair, Greater Richmond Technology Council
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