Web Design RFPs
January 5, 2004 9:53 AM   Subscribe

Can anyone recommend a good resource (online or a printed book) that has examples of proposals for web site redesign. I'm not looking for samples of designs, but what you would send a client who gives you a Request for Proposal (RFP).
posted by dobbs to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
Web ReDesign: Workflow That Works (review) by Kelly Goto and Emily Cotler (interview). The companion web site has downloadable documents, including client surveys.
posted by kirkaracha at 10:26 AM on January 5, 2004

I've found Site-Seeing by Luke Wroblewski to be refreshingly down to earth. Some content available online via that Amazon link, plus the author's support site.
posted by JollyWanker at 1:00 PM on January 5, 2004

I also like Web Redesign, but have since established my own format. Answering an RFP can be anywhere from a loose proposal to a specific Statement of Work. You really want to shoot for the latter (which can feel impossible to do if the RFP is poorly written).

Though I don't have any recommendations offhand for you, you can try some technical writing books that have sections about writing a good Statement of Work. A bit of Googling brought up these book reviews (PDF). I also found a template that can give you an idea of the issues to consider. The bottom line is to always state your assumptions and never take anything for granted.
posted by Sangre Azul at 1:44 PM on January 5, 2004

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