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WEB DEVELOPMENT. Why You Need One… 334,659,631 estimated population for Northern America in 2008 334,659,631 estimated population for Northern America.

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1 WEB DEVELOPMENT

2 Why You Need One… 334,659,631 estimated population for Northern America in ,659,631 estimated population for Northern America in ,168,545 Internet users as of Dec.31/07 and 70.9% penetration rate 237,168,545 Internet users as of Dec.31/07 and 70.9% penetration rate 72,313,133 Broadband connections as of Sept.30/07, per IWS 72,313,133 Broadband connections as of Sept.30/07, per IWS Internet Users Today: 1,319,872,109 Internet Users Today: 1,319,872,109 Stats from: Internet World Stats

3 What Makes it Worth Doing… Contact information Contact information Advertise your services Advertise your services Business to Business Business to Business Google search Google search

4 Now What? Should YOU develop your own site? Should YOU develop your own site? Resources availableResources available Software neededSoftware needed Online helpOnline help Should you hire a web developer? Should you hire a web developer? Things to considerThings to consider Why it might be a good ideaWhy it might be a good idea How much will it cost?How much will it cost?

5 Now What? Should YOU develop your own site? Should YOU develop your own site? Resources availableResources available ISP help ISP help Online tutorials Online tutorials Computer Store Training Computer Store Training Software neededSoftware needed Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium Dreamweaver, MS Expression Web, GoLive Dreamweaver, MS Expression Web, GoLive Online helpOnline help Wordpress.com Wordpress.com Web Monkey (webmonkey.com) Web Monkey (webmonkey.com)

6 What Should You NOT Do? Flashing text or sounds Flashing text or sounds Pages - Under Construction Pages - Under Construction Hide your contact info. Hide your contact info. Plaster the pages with too much content Plaster the pages with too much content Huge graphics & animations Huge graphics & animations Ignore browser width & other issues Ignore browser width & other issues

7 Qualities of a Well Designed Site Ease of navigation Ease of navigation Information presentation Information presentation Contact information easy to find Contact information easy to find Graphics used to enhance the site Graphics used to enhance the site White space White space Page loads quickly Page loads quickly

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10 What You Should Do Check your Pages frequently Check your Pages frequently Check for broken links Check for broken links Update your content as needed Update your content as needed Do Google searches to see your page rank Do Google searches to see your page rank Alt Tags for graphics Alt Tags for graphics Check your key words – page titles Check your key words – page titles

11 Building My Image  Site name - URL  Web site content  Tone – informal or professional  Text – graphics – logo  Design idea – layout, navigation  Number of pages  Links (to what), button style

12 Defining My Image  Buying your web site  Which host should I choose?  Does it need to be local?  What is site propagation?  Up to 3 days to propagate  Connecting to your web site  Uploading || Downloading  Multiple computer considerations

13 Hosting Companies  BlueHost –  AITdomains –  1&1 –  Inmotion hosting –  WebHostingPad –

14 Page Layout  Basic page layout  Logo or picture  Navigation bar  Content  Text links  CSS Style Sheet

15 Web Page Code Your Page Title This area will contain everything that will be visible through a web browser, such as text and graphics. All of the information will be HTML coded. Your Page Title This area will contain everything that will be visible through a web browser, such as text and graphics. All of the information will be HTML coded.

16 Dreamweaver  Features Overview  Web Site Setup  New Pages  Adding Content  Adding Graphics  Navigation – Menu Options  Posting Your Pages

17 Photoshop/Illustrator  Quick Overview  Getting Images Ready  Image Size – Save for the Web  Working with Text and Layers  Buttons and design  Logo Design – vector based

18 Web Design Professionals  Quantum Cloud –  Berry Web Designs –  Logo Care –  And of course – Van Dine Design –

19 Finishing Touches  Check all your links - (Dreamweaver & live)  Make sure the pages open properly  Check your web site in other browsers  Ask your friends to check it out and report  Advertise, Advertise – List it on your stationary, business cards, your car.

20 Finishing Touches  This course material is available on the web – go to: 


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