Have you always found it hard to collaborate with clients and understand precisely what they actually want? Fret no more! With BrieFix – a useful collaboration tool for designers and clients, you and your clients will find the whole process so much easier. Today, we’re excited to team up with BrieFix to give away 10 Premium Accounts of 3 months of Free access each to our readers.
What is BrieFix?
Starting from the premise that the brief is a vital element in the design process which all designers agree upon, BrieFix aims to be a handy tool for clients in the briefing process, and this way helps designers get complete and effective briefs fast and easy.
After the first contact with the client, designers often send them a form or a questionnaire to fill in all those blank spaces. In the Internet and communications era, BrieFix offers a better alternative to this old school way of getting briefs: a web-based application that designers may install on their websites, which is easy to use and intuitive.
The added value comes from the fact that it helps clients while creating a brief through interactivity, suggestions, options to choose from, guidelines and visual elements. For instance, designers may set up mood boards which will make it easier for clients to express their preferences by picking images they like from several sets of displayed images. What’s nice is the fact that the tool has already registered the characteristics of each image and delivers you a set of attributes the client is after.
Designers may set up their own compilation of questions they want their clients to answer. The application includes a large variety of modules and you simply have to drag and drop the ones you want to use with your clients. Different compilations may be set up according to project types: logo compilation, website compilation, and so on. Then all the briefs you’ll get will be properly organized according to the project type and easily manageable for downloading, printing and sharing.
For a better customization and integration with designers’ websites BrieFix offers important features.
Upload your own logo and customize the tool with your own colors
For designers it is important for the brief to be part of their own solution. So, they may upload their own logo, pick the colors that fit their website design and look professional for their clients.
Take the tool on your own domain
So that clients never feel they leave your website, you may use the app through your own online domain. All you have to do is create a CNAME and add it to your code. The URL for the application will be cname.yourdomain.com (e.g. brief.onextrapixel.com) instead of username.briefix.com.
Create a new language
The application is customizable in any language so that designers may use the tool with local clients. There are 5 languages from which you may choose: English, French, Spanish, German and Romanian, but you have the possibility to easily translate each module in your own language and set it as a default language.
Watch % completion of briefs in real time
Designers may see in real time what percentage of the brief the client managed to complete and what questions the client still needs to answer, so it’s easy to monitor how clients handle the briefing process and intervene if and when necessary.
Quick access widget
Designers may install the application as a widget on each page or whatever page on their website they want for the client to have fast and easy access to use the tool and create the brief. That’s faster than sending a doc form through email and waiting for the client to send it back after filling it out.
We will be giving away 10 x Premium Accounts for 3 months of Free access valued at $49 per month.
How to Win?
It’s very simple. To participate in the contest, you just need to leave a comment below telling us why and how you can make use of this product. You may want to follow @BrieFix @Onextrapixel on Twitter, BrieFix and Onextrapixel on Facebook to get a chance to win!
Winners will be selected randomly so everyone has an equal chance of winning. Please enter a valid email address.
The contest will be open until this Sunday, 3rd July 2011. Winners will be announced on this article and will be contacted via email.
Good luck, everyone!
Here Are The 10 Lucky Winners
We are glad to announce the 10 lucky winners for the BrieFix Premium Account giveaway. They are:
- James Miller
- Dan DiGangi
- Kenny Scott
- Marc Gonzales
Winners will be contacted through email soon. If you are one of them and have not received an email from us or our sponsor by next week, please contact us.
Thank you for all your support. For sure, we will be organising more giveaway contest so everyone will have a chance to win, stay tuned!