by June Kaminski, MSN PhD(c)
Planning Your First Site Series
Planning Your First Web Site - Your Sitemap
© 2006. Your Sitemap is the Heart of your Site. First off, think about the number of pages you wish to create, and decide on the absolutely essential components. All of your pages will be linked to the central core of your site, your Sitemap.
Planning Your First Web Site - Your Site Structure
The second step in your design plan should be deciding your site structure. In the first step (Part I of this series) , you were advised to list the contents of your sitemap. This is critical, since it will lead you to decide on the structure for this listed content.
Planning Your First Web Site - Your Genre
Once your sitemap and structure are decided, it is time to begin to think about the mood, the context - the genre of your content.
Planning Your First Web Site - Your Site Colors
© 2006. An important part of designing your first web site is choosing your colour palette. Color is a big part of any website´s overall message, image, and "feel".
Planning Your First Web Site - Your Site Layout
© 2006. Once you have decided on your site structure, genre, colors and sitemap, it is time to choose your web site layout.
Planning Your First Web Site - Your Site Navigation
Excellent websites combine well thought-out layout, navigation, graphics and content. Without clear and logical navigation, the most visually appealing site: even those with loads of valuable content, fall short.
Planning Your First Web Site - Your Site Images
© 2006. Once you have gone through the preliminary steps of planning your step (to recap, planning your sitemap, structure, genre, colors, layout, and navigation) it is time to choose the images that you will include with your content and to enhance the layout of your site.
Planning Your First Web Site - Your Site Content
© 2006. Great websites have common components. The design, layout, graphics and CONTENT are all carefully created and coordinated. You may have noticed the emphasis on content.
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