After you finish task 02.02, start to think about your fuller site.
Keep the users in mind as you design your site.
Ensure that the users are never confused about where they are in your site structure.
Ensure that your design speaks for you.
Take a few minutes and decide on a "theme" for the page(s) you are creating. Decide the structure of the site and what images you will need.
You cannot go wrong by following the direction given in the Web Style Guide [linked from the home page on the class web site]. But we will review some basic considerations and offer a way to approach the process of designing your web site. The principles are pretty straightforward:
What is your intent? what is the message you wish to convey, both in text and in feel?
Who are you trying to reach? who is your target audience?
Think about the audience
What is the top level page? This is home page, the page that will open when a user types in the URL of your web site's directory
Are there any second level pages? If so, they are children of the home page
Are there any third level pages? If so, each third level page is a child of the second level page it is subordinate to
A sketch will help you keep the relationships clear
What kinds of text, images, or other objects are relevant to the topic of a particular page? Remember, some things add code weight to a page and are thus more slowly loading, but sometimes the object is critical to the message and the load will have to be borne
Within the structure of your web site, plan
to have every page link directly to the home page,
to its parent page,
to its children,
and to its siblings.
Ponder designing a way to place the navigation tools so that they are visually similar
and in the same relative position on each page
Don't forget that this are your pages,
so they should represent you in a manner you wish to be represented
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