41 Questions To Ask Before You Start A Web Project

I first met Justin Davis of Madera Labs at PodCamp Nashville back in March. His session on user experience (2nd video down) was probably the most entertaining talk I’ve ever seen at a conference.

So it was with pleasure that when he announced his eBook, I was able to get(beg for) an advanced copy in order to review for you guys – and it’s great!

Even though 41 Questions To Ask Before You Start A Web Project was really meant for companies who were starting their own web project, I think it’s something every web agency and freelancer should read and give to every one of their clients.

What’s It About?

Basically, the book is split into six sections with the last section being a group “cheat sheets” that allow you to easily use the questions in the book. The five sections consist of the 41 Questions split up, with a quick explanation to the section and who should be asked the questions. Each question also contains a further explanation of what it’s meant for. The five sections are:

  • Strategy
  • Marketing and Positioning
  • Design
  • Production
  • Management

The book itself is only 27 pages long, including the cheat sheets, so it’s a very quick and informative reading that one can finish in less than 30 minutes.

Why Would I Need This Book?

I mentioned earlier that this book was meant for the client itself, not for the web agency or freelancer, so why would you need it? I think the 41 Questions themselves are a great way to find out everything you’d need to know from the client before you begin work on the project. We all know how tough it can be to find out what clients what – and what they need – when starting a project from scratch. Thankfully, Justin Davis has written a new eBook to help us gauge exactly what a project entails, what it takes to make it happen and how to do it!

Where Can I Find It?

You can download the eBook from Madera Labs here for only $9.95!