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How to go about writing a components spec for a new website

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I have been asked to write a components spec document for a new company website that i am helping out with on the build.  I haven't written a document like this before and all the examples I can find seem to be for java programs and not websites.  I was just wondering if anyone can give me a idea of the types of headings/information that i need to cover.  Also if anyone can point me in the direction of an example one to have a look at?
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by:PeterMac
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All depends on the precise purpose of the WebSite. Whether it is purely Advertising, For Internal Use, For Direct Sales, etc

Useful categories on all would be:-

General Company Information
Contact / Location Information - including Maps etc.
Products / Services
News / Events
Customer Support Information - Faqs etc.

you are welcome to have a look at our company Website if it helps.

www.wealden.net
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by:mandlasibanda
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Before you start working on a website you should know what your client wants from a website.  It is from this that you can decide on the specs.  Regulars are:

HOME
ABOUT
CONTACT
COMPANY PROFILE
SERVICES
LINKS

Take a look at the questions i ask my clients.  This will help you out not only now but also in future
Questions-to-answer-before-desig.doc
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by:Angela123
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Hi
I have just found out that the components spec is to be about the build/design/functionality and the business area will be typing one about the other info.  The website is a customer facing site.

My boss has given me some headings

Background
Component Design
Summary of Components
Build Standards
Detailed coding Requirements

What subsections can Ipad this out with and whta type of things should I write about?
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by:Angela123
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Hi Just wondering if anyone can offer me any help with this?
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PeterMac earned 150 total points
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Looks like your boss wants something more on the lines of a standards document, rather than content.
Not something I am into particularly, but you may find these links helpful.

http://www.dir.state.tx.us/standards/srrpub11.htm

http://www.maxdesign.com.au/presentation/checklist.htm

http://www.codestyle.org/

http://www.joomlashack.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=159
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