As a veteran designer, developer and project manager for more websites than I can count, Iíve identified a common problem with many Web projects: failure to plan. The same issues come up repeatedly in my work, so Iíve written this guide in order to help clients, other designers, businesses and organizations plan and realize successful websites.

This guide is written in relatively non-technical language and provides a broad overview of the process of developing a website, from the initial needs assessment through the launch, maintenance and follow-up. If youíre building a four-page website for your family reunion or a 5000-page website for a Fortune 500 company, then this guide might not be for you; it will either be too detailed or way too short, respectively.



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