Guide To Web Site Planning: - Five Phases of Planning
and Development. Webresults is a California web site development
firm that helps organizations, especially non-proifts, in web
site building that focuses on the planning process. At this
page you will find links to many useful and concise lists of
processes and steps to guide planning, as well as key issues
and principles to address in your own planning. There is also
a link to an actual client's web and internet plan. Visit their
fun beach-side bistro style homepage
for more information.
Conceptualize Your Site is an article of Builder.com's
Web Design Library. Start off with a mission for your web site
by asking the questions: "What is my goal? "What is
the users' goal?" "What willmake the user return to
the site?" Likewise it is important to identify your
audience and collect initial and ongoing feedback of the site
to improve its effectiveness.
Web Site Design - A www.devarticle.com article that
is short and to the point. Following six short steps you can
create a web site of "usable pages."
Sites covering all aspects of web design
Guide to Web Site Design: - Site Design Process.
After creating your web and internet plan using Webresult's
planning process (see Webresults link under Web Planning above),
focus on the web site and webpage design. Here is a 17 step
process to follow in designing your site. Following step #17
are two equally useful links leading to pages on the principles
of 1) web site design and 2) individual web page design.
Makes a Great Website - www.webreference.com article
gives advice such as "Content is King". The content should be
timely, original. Custom tailor your content. For example CNet
uses Story Server by Vignette that delivers the articles to
the screen on the fly from a database called Sybase. (Also under
Analysis & Design - Good & Bad Web Sites.)
a Style Guide For Your Site - Georgina Laidlaw at the Profit
tab (webmasterbase.com) of Sitepoint.com Hub discusses the benefits
of taking time to systematically plan out a style guide
for your site. Determine in advance: colors, typography, tone
and conventions for spellings, logos and images, content length
and renewal. The result is regularity of style that is professional,
and understandable and has product appeal. Also the next person
to maintain the site is clued in by the guide.
Ten Mistakes in Web Design - An article byJakob Nielsen
(from his Alertbox Column). Some mistakes: #1 Using frames,
#7 Lack of navigational support, #8 Non-standard link colors.
(Instead, one should use blue for not visited, and purple or
red for visited already) See the article for the rest. (Also
under Analysis & Design - Good & Bad Web Sites.)
features free articles and tutorials on getting started, web
design, promotion, and scripting.
HTML, from theHelp (Center) link of www.tucows.com,
follow the Learn Web Design link. Here is a comprehensive
presentation of all aspects of web design in a wonderfully
consistent and original format. Web Design instruction is
given from the points of view of the Artist, Designer, Programmer,
and Whats New. Each of these has features: Tips and Tricks,
Software Review and How-Tos.
Web Design Library - This page is the Web Design
Library link from the Builder.com
Homepage. Features included here are the "How-to Library",
References, Reviews, Columns and Discussions. For some examples
there are reviews of many development tools, a "How-to Library"
called Authoring and Site Design, and a Reference for
Keyboard Shortcuts for Macromedia Flash.
(World Wide Web Consortium) - W3C is THE organization
that leads the evolution of the web. A main role of W3C is
to write standards for web software and tools (called recommendations
or specifications). Well over 800,000 pages are found at this
site. (Also under Analysis & Design -
Standards and Usability.)
- Programmers, webmasters, script writers and learners
will find free software, and instruction. (Also under Resources