112 - Lesson 3 Exercises
Making a list and checking it twice
By now you should have accumulated most of the content that you
need to redesign faxswitch.com into modemswitch.
You should have two lists for assets:
Organize your information into folders on your site making a
notes (a web page) of what you have done and what you still need
Typically webmasters design a "project site" to manage
the progress and assets of a web site project.
A project site usually consists of several sections:
The project site need not be fancy and you need not put a lot
of time into the design. You need not incluse all of the sections
above and you may add additional sections if you wish. The idea
here is informational and organizational. The project site helps
you to stay on schedule as well as help you to organize your information
By now you should also have an idea of what type of navigational
system that you want to use and which buttons will be supplied
on each page. Design ideas should be formalizing. Possibly you
have a few "sample" designs that you have been working
on. Add these to your project site to the design section.
After all of the planning and asset gathering is done. You will
make at least one template to put content into and to design your
site around. Since everything is organized, design issues can
be tested and implemented relatively quickly.
Your assignment is to make a project site to organize your information
and then post it to the server. Gathering and organizing content
is actually one of the hardest and time consuming parts of creating
a web site. By using a project site, you efforts are optimized
and you should end up with a better site in the end, on schedule,
and focused on your goals.