I need help retrieving and organizing web content from clients in an efficient way. Does anyone know of any good tools to optimize this process? If you develop websites for others, do you mind sharing your workflow?
On my side, what I usually do, when I develop sites with WordPress (WordPress is king), is determine whether the client has any existing asset regarding web content. I gauge their brand, objectives, and anything else that can be pertinent to the website. Basically any fact-finding techniques. This all is done via judgment with no planning (I need a way to find a better way here).
After I finish collecting all the info, I research theme candidates. I select around 3 and shoot them up to the client. They choose one and we progress to structuring the content. All communication is done via email and this can often be a hassle when trying to make sense out of everything. We try to use Google Drive to collaborate on the content, but clients prefer to email their info by forwarding anything they can think will be of help. It's not easy working with clients that have no digital assets, but that's good in a way because in those cases they're desperate for a web presence and here I come.
Anyway, any input would be appreciated. If you got a rant or have a random comment, shoot away.