How to Complete the Website Feature List & Sitemap Spreadsheet
We ask everyone that we work with to complete the website feature list and sitemap spreadsheet so that we have all the information in one place, accessible by both you and us. The following tabs appear on the spreadsheet.
Please fill out the following fields with the appropriate information.
- Client name – the name of your business.
- Client domain name – the URL that people would use to visit your website.
- Domain registrar – who you purchased the domain from – it’s typically where the DNS settings are. If you don’t have a domain, we recommend Godaddy or 1&1 IONOS.
- Domain hosting – where you’re hosting your website. If Xune is hosting it, type in “Xune”.
- Website type – select from the dropdown list what applies best for your website.
- Website tagline – here you’d describe your business in 3-5 words, and these words would appear in the tab of the browser when people are on your website.
- Contact number & email address – contact information that you’d like to be public-facing.
- Main website goal – this could be selling multiple items, showcasing multiple items but really only focusing on selling one, gathering leads (e.g. phone numbers, email addresses) etc.
The next 5 tabs have a similar format – you will see a feature name, sometimes a feature description, a checkbox you must tick if you want the listed feature on your website, and a comment section where you can add details or clarifications about how you want the feature to exist on your website. There is another column named “Status” that is to be used internally by our team to display the status of a feature request.
These are all the standard features you’d expect to have on a website in terms of functionality.
Included Optional Extras
These are features that you may want on your website in addition to the standard ones. They may apply to different website goals, such as specific features for a website designed for lead generation.
In case you do not see the features that you’d like on the previous two tabs, you can add them in this tab. It will later be discussed whether the suggested features fall into or out of the scope of the website, and whether our developers can implement them for you.
Website Page Requirements
In previous tabs we talk about what the website needs to do. In this tab we discuss what we want on the pages – the what of the website. There are some section ideas so you can decide how you’d like the information to be displayed.
So we covered what the website is doing and what pages are included – this tab is all about how people can get to those pages. Top menu items are key things you want to draw attention upon, and bottom menu items usually contain essential links and information you want to provide about your business.
Watch the video below for a more in-depth guide on how to complete the spreadsheet.