Example of a web site specification
In write a specification for your website we identified points that you should consider in writing a specification. This page contains an example specification. You are welcome to copy and paste the information into Word and use it as a basis for the specification of your own web site.
SPECIFICATION FOR YOUR COMPANY WEB SITE
Proposed domain name: www.yoursite.com
1.0 OVERVIEW OF WEB SITE REQUIREMENT
Our new site will perform the following function for our business:
"We want people to find our products by searching the web. The site will provide detailed information about the products and enable visitors to make on-line purchases."
2.0 SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMISATION
2.1 Search Engine Ranking
- The website should be accessible to search engine spiders and be coded with good on-page search engine optimisation.
- The designer should propose seperately a budget for link building required to make the site reasonably competitive in the target market
3.0 LIST OF PAGES
3.1 Home Page
The home page will give visitors an overview of our services.
3.2 Products List
This page will give an overview of each of our products
3.3 Products Detail Pages
For each product there will be two pages. The first will provide a detailed summary of the product including prices and photographs. The second will contain a detailed specification.
3.4 On Line Shop
Each product page will have a link that will allow visitors to place an order on-line.
3.5 About Us
Details about our company and personnel.
3.6 Contact Us
Full contact details including a map.
3.5 Site Map
A site map should be provided showing the structure of the site and linking to every page on the site.
4.0 STYLE AND LAYOUT
4.1 Overall Style
The site style should incorporate our corporate colours and logo.
A common navigation bar should be included on all pages. The navigation bar will include links to the home page, products list, about us, and contact details.
5.0 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
This site must comply with the standards of accessibility contained in W3C WAI (World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative) level A Guidelines.
5.2 Valid Code
All code on the site should validate to W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) specifications.