What is a project request?
Project requests involve substantial changes or large-scale updates to your division website.
Examples of project requests can include but are not limited to:
- website changes involving posting multiple, new webpages that need to go live at the same time;
- requests to visually refresh or redesign a webpage or webpages;
- updates that have multimedia, such as video or image, components;
- extensive edits, such as adding new sections to the website or restructuring existing web content;
- changes that require programming updates, such as but not limited to the creation of a secure, password-protected directory or the addition of a new division newsletter, separate from existing division newsletters; or
- other changes that go beyond typical website updates or new content postings.
If you think that your website update request may go beyond a regular update, please contact APA's divisions web editors as soon as possible to let them know that your division is considering a project. They can help you determining how best to achieve the goals of the project on your division website.
Questions to answer when beginning a project:
When initiating a website project, thinking through these five questions can help guide you and ensure you send all the necessary information to the divisions web content specialists so they can best meet your needs:
- Why does your division need this project?
- Who is the intended audience?
- What message is your division promoting?
- Where do you see this project going?
- When does this project stop, if at all?
If you need additional help thinking through these questions, please review our advice for division web liaisons.
About project timelines:
The timeline for a project request will depend on the nature of the request. When you submit a project request, one of APA's divisions web editors will work with you to determine the extent of the request and provide you with a timeline of when you may expect the request to be completed. In general, please allow at least two weeks to complete projects, though some projects may be completed sooner and some may need more time, depending on the nature of each project.