mock ideas

Hi again,

off my usual topic. … A friend has asked me to do a mock up for his
law firm.

I have never done a mock up.
Can I please have your input of what I should include in it.

Also, any ideas of what you think a law firms web site should feel
like / include?

Thank you again!!

you guys are the greatest!!

Julie


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Julie, I usually start with some basic pencil sketches on graph paper that I then use as a base for my mockup in Photoshop. I show the client static jpegs of the pages to get feedback before I start in FW. Usually I show two different designs with a Home Page and a Second tier page for each design. I prefer PS because it’s already pixel based and I like the save for web option in PS. You can basically use any application that you’re comfortable with. I have even done a few mockups in InDesign, just because I had all the info available from a print job and it was the quickest way to do the concepts.

As part of your research and due diligence, look at other law firms or other professional services websites. Especially the ones that fits the demographic of your friends firm. Type of clients, size of firm, location etc. Print them out look at them study them and make notes.

Take a look at my site ( http://freshbrand.com/resource/designbriefweb.php ) I have a web design brief form that I get my clients to fill out. It gives me direction for bidding and design. If you Google “web design brief” you will find a lot of sites with more info on the subject.

Marcel


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Thank you! You are awsome. I will look into all of that

I am still working on your suggestions on my home site.
Can you look at the daycare site and let me know what you think?
Http://www.grassrootsweb.net/tlc

Julie

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On Sep 2, 2009, at 21:52, Helveticus email@hidden wrote:

Julie, I usually start with some basic pencil sketches on graph
paper that I then use as a base for my mockup in Photoshop. I show
the client static jpegs of the pages to get feedback before I start
in FW. Usually I show two different designs with a Home Page and a
Second tier page for each design. I prefer PS because it’s already
pixel based and I like the save for web option in PS. You can
basically use any application that you’re comfortable with. I have
even done a few mockups in InDesign, just because I had all the info
available from a print job and it was the quickest way to do the
concepts.

As part of your research and due diligence, look at other law firms
or other professional services websites. Especially the ones that
fits the demographic of your friends firm. Type of clients, size of
firm, location etc. Print them out look at them study them and make
notes.

Take a look at my site ( http://freshbrand.com/resource/designbriefweb.php
) I have a web design brief form that I get my clients to fill out.
It gives me direction for bidding and design. If you Google “web
design brief” you will find a lot of sites with more info on the
subject.

Marcel


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I usually work as a team with my partner. She will design in InDesign and create any graphics in Illustrator. Then I will recreate in Freeway.

We both use Freeway, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, so we can go back and forth in the design stage. I know Freeway a little more so I can tell her what will work and what won’t (or what I can do and what I can’t!)

This has worked well so far. Then, we make a place on our web server where I upload “proofs” for clients to look at.

Hope that helps.

Bob


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