Speedy Delivery Website Content Management Checklist
Follow this website content development checklist to ensure website content is delivered to creative and programming or IT contractors seamlessly.
1. Content outline or flowchart. Provide creative and IT contractors with an outline or flowchart of the website linking structure that clearly outlines the organizational structure. Be sure the outline includes specific numbers of pages within each website content section and the respective content topics for each.
2. Digital files. Provide contractors with digital files of all text and images required for each content section. Be sure that each file is clearly labeled to correspond with the content outline provided as well as the targeted website page.
3. Hard copies. Offer printouts of all files showing text features like bold, italics, bullets, indentions, etc. Because creative and IT contractors often work with specialized software, sometimes text does not import matching the original file. Hard copies will offer contractors a visual of how the verbiage should be constructed.
3. Appropriate file organization. Help the contractor locate information by organizing digital files by content area corresponding to requested link names. Include all text, meta text, images, photos and downloads for each page within its own directory.
4. File list. Print the directory list from your storage device so contractors have an accurate account of the files provided.
5. Project schedule. Make sure contractors are aware of project time constraints and target due dates.
6. Proof requests. Ask creative and IT contractors to provide web formatted proofing pages as close to the final look of the implemented website as possible.