Website Resource Requirements

How to provide copy & images

To make sure your project gets off to a good start, please provide all resources (copy & images) in the following formats

Sitemaps – or Navigational Structure

I’ll work with you on this, but if you can provide a basic structure or skeleton, that will help speed up the process.
I generally use MindNode, however there are plenty of alternatives (Excel is ok).
As long as there is an obvious parent/child hierarchy then that’s a good start.
For example;

  • Home
    • About Us
    • Meet the Team
  • Contact Us
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Written Content or Copy

All written content should be provided in a Word (Windows) or Pages (Mac) document.
Each page of your site should be provided as a separate Word or Pages document.

Hand written, or scanned documents are not acceptable. If that is the only way you can provide copy then additional charges will be incurred to have this typed up & then checked for grammar & spelling.

Heading hierarchy should be specified – or at least considered, as well as any other formatting requirements (bold, italic, block quotes, un-ordered lists etc).

Links to any pages of your site should be specified, & any links to external sites should be provided.
Image placement should also be detailed in these documents.

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Heading Hierarchy

These range in visual importance from H1 – H5 in terms of on-screen display size & relative importance to Google (in terms of SEO).
Here are examples for this site;

This is an H2 Heading

This is an H3 Heading

This is an H4 Heading

This is an H5 Heading

Logos

These should be provided as vector artwork whenever possible.
A common format is Adobe Illustrator EPS. If you have had your logo created by a graphic designer or a printer – they should be able to provide this file type.
Important: Please ensure they convert all fonts to paths prior to output.
Logo’s can also be provided as image files – as long as they can be provided in high resolution.

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Forms

All contact form fields (& type) should be specified in a separate document (name, email address etc), & it should be clear which page of your site the form(s) are to appear on. Which form fields are required for the form to be successfully submitted should also be specified.

Here are some basic form fields (& their explanations).

Single Line Text
Defines a one-line text input field.
Text Area
Defines a multi-line input field.
Radio Button
Radio buttons let a user select ONLY ONE of a limited number of choices.
Checkbox
Checkboxes let a user select MORE THAN ONE option of a limited number of choices.
Date
Depending on browser support, a date picker can show up in the input field.
Email
Used for input fields that should contain an e-mail address.
Number
Defines a numeric input field.
URL
Used for input fields that should contain a URL address.

Images

These should be provided as bitmap (or raster) graphics.
Specifically as PNG (or high quality JPG) files at 150 DPI in RGB, preferably to on-page display size.

Video

All videos should be provided as YouTube or Vimeo links for embedding on-site. If you don’t have a channel with either provider, I can help in setting this up for you.

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Colour

All artwork & images should be provided in the RGB colour space, not CMYK which is the traditional print based colour space.