Recently a friend of mine ask me to design and create a small website for their fledgling business. Although slightly weary of creating such websites, he was a good friend so i agreed to do it free of charge. The business was something i am not familiar with and while nothing to do with technology i approached the project with enthusiasm and proceeded to gather information from him as i would any other client.
Now, this is what puts me off creating such websites: the information gathering stage. At first i asked him what do you want the site to do for you? He didn’t really know. So i asked him what content should it contain? He wasn’t sure. Not too surprising though i guess because he wasn’t technically minded and never owned a website before, so i suggested i should come up with something to start with then use that as a base to build on and amend as needed.