Web Design Questions That Help Design a Good Site

Rapidsoft Systems has great expertise in the Web development. We have been developing web applications for nearly 20 years now. However, to help new customers here is helpful questions that will help plan better web presence for them. Here is our advise to all web designers that they need to follow at Rapidsoft Systems.

Every time you take on a new client it’s always helpful to try to get all the necessary information you need up front. This will ensure your website design and development process goes as smoothly as possible. While it may seem cumbersome at first, you will more than make it up by preventing time lost going back-and-forth trying to get information.

You always want to get a general understanding of the scope of the project. This will help you layout your project milestones and create a more accurate time line. Always give yourself more time than you think you will need because almost always you will encounter some slippage.

Initial Client Questions

These initial questions are intended to provide the high level project overview and create a general scope of the pro

  1. New Client Signed August 2, 2010
  2. Domain Name:
  3. Creating New Site or Redesign?
  4. Platform:
  5. Database:
  6. E-Commerce?
  7. E-Commerce Payment Gateway Provider:
  8. Number of Pages:
  9. Timeline to Launch:
  10. Hosting Where?
  11. Hosting requirements:
  12. Email requirements:
  13. Number of products?
  14. Blog included on website?
  15. Social Networks to Integrate?
  16. Videos on site?
  17. Photo gallery or any other media on site?
  18. Music player on site?
  19. Forum or Membership capabilities?
  20. Customized Web Applications?

Website Design

  1. Do you have any design preference?
  2. What are some websites that you like the design of?
  3. Do you have any images that we can work with?
  4. What are some color schemes you like?
  5. What type of fonts do you like?
  6. Liquid/Fluid Design, 960 Grid or Other Layout?
  7. 2 column, 3 column layout?

Website Development Process

  1. Development languages used?
  2. Third party plugins or APIs?
  3. Custom animations or integrations?
  4. Any web services or applications?
  5. Any existing code in place?

Search Engine Optimization Questions

  1. Any existing content available?
  2. Budget for back link acquisition campaigns?
  3. Preferred target keyword?
  4. Current established page ranks?
  5. Current number of back links
  6. Current Traffic per 30-days
  7. Top Referrers
  8. Current Bounce Rate
  9. Have you ever been penalized or banned from any search engine?
  10. Age of domain
  11. Registered until?
  12. Is the domain on a shared IP?
  13. Do you want to utilize a CDN (Content Delivery NetworkWEb Design, Ecommerce Site, Web Commerce Developer, Best Web Design Company

Keep the List Alive

Please feel free to use the comment area below to add you questions to the list. I will update this list regularly as much as I can. Hopefully you enjoyed this resource and be sure to come back and check for more updates!

Rapid Protect – A comprehensive mobile application geared to address the safety and security needs of the families worldwide

In a rapidly changing security environment with all kinds of natural and manmade threats around us, the well being of family members is a major concern for all of us. To address this growing need of family safety, Rapidsoft Systems announces the launch of RapidProtect – a comprehensive mobile application suite geared to address the safety and security needs of the families around the world. The application is currently available on iPhone with Android, Blackberry, Brew and J2ME applications to be released shortly. Many families rely on Rapid Protect application to help them stay connected to their children or elderly family members wherever they go. Moreover, there are many features available in this application which helps parents to get a better sense of their children’s whereabouts when they’re away. The application is designed as a safety centre helping to provide even more ways for parents to get information on keeping their families safe. Users, in the US, can search the areas surrounding specific addresses such as their homes or children’s schools and view sex offender’s residing in the neighborhood. They can get details such as photograph, descriptions and conviction details and give alerts to their family members through emergency call, sms or email.

The RapidProtect platform can be accessed at http://www.rapidprotect.net. The RapidProtect iPhone application can be downloaded from http://itunes.apple.com/app/id469362789?mt=8

Rapidprotect is a very useful application for tracking family members and address many safety concerns in the daily life. The key features of the applications are:

  • Track your family members and locate them on map
  • To let you know about your family member is living at safe place
  • Find Sex Offender in your nearby area with various searching options
  • Send alert with sex offender person details through email to any phonebook contact’s address at their nearby area
  • Weather forecast details on a click for your current location
  • Send Safety Alerts to your added family members
  • Send Emergency Alerts on a click to your emergency contact
  • Many more features coming soon

RapidProtect is about providing tools to protect your family and enable other location based services. The company offers mobile applications for family members to track each other’s locations and pass necessary safety messages to one another. In addition, the company will be adding a number of patent pending unique services to the application soon. The application aims to facilitate parents in keeping track of their children’s location and ensure their safety. It lets parents in the US check the location of sex offenders in their neighborhood. It also lets parents check weather alerts and be in touch with their children. These tools are geared for a family to remain connected with one another in the case of emergency.

“Mobile phones are defining our life styles like nothing else before. A mobile phone is a very important part of our lives in this information age, and Rapidsoft Systems is happy to contribute to the safety of families using a device that they already carry with them. We truly believe that RapidProtect is a very useful application for everyday use as it removes a major worry, i.e., safety of your family members, from your mind,” said Dr. B. Kumar, COO of Rapidsoft Systems, Inc.

“We are proud of RapidProtect because it has some great features that are being made available for the first time on any smart phones. This is just the beginning as we are working on a number of enhancements that will be added in the future release of the application.” further added Dr. Kumar.

Commenting on the development, Mr. Gurbinder Mavi, VP of Sales and Marketing for Rapidsoft Systems said, “We are excited to launch RapidProtect. It took us some time to develop the application, but we are very happy with the end results and appreciation that our application has received from the users. I am confident that parents will find it a very useful application to track where their children or elderly family members are and if they are safe or not. I am confident that savvy users will like RapidProtect as it is far superior to other family safety applications available in the market. None of them have integrated weather related features. Weather alerts alone can save lives during natural disasters like Hurricane Irene. ”

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About Rapidsoft Systems, Inc.

Rapidsoft Systems (http://www.rapidsoftsystems.com) is an emerging global leader in software and product development services, a knowledge driven company that values transparent business practices and provides comprehensive solutions to its global clients. Rapidsoft Systems provides software development, product design, IT consulting, and outsourced software development and product testing services. It has a subsidiary, Mobisoft Technologies (http://www.mobisofttechnologies.com) dedicated to mobile applications.

Rapidsoft Systems, Inc. has its main office in Princeton, NJ, USA, a US R&D Center in Mercerville NJ, and sales, support and development offices in Palo Alto, CA, USA, Singapore, Dubai (UAE), Bombay, and Noida (India).

Rapidsoft Systems, Inc. competence lies in its ability to offer full software product lifecycle services in verticals such as Mobile, Networking, Healthcare, OSS, VoIP, Embedded, Business Intelligence, Security, Finance, Logistics, Web 2.0 Social Networking, Media & Entertainment, Gaming, Travel & Hospitality, Education & Training, Web Applications and Retail. Its technology expertise includes Java/J2EE, C/C++, Ruby on Rails, RDMS, Open Source, SaaS/On-Demand, Siebel CRM, J2ME, Google Android, Qulcomm Brew, iPhone, Palm Pre, Windows Mobile, Flashlite and Symbian platforms.