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CSC 112 - Lesson 7 Notes

Now it's time to go out and manage your site. I hope you have learned the basics about site management, site usability and some tools to help you along the way. The real lesson here is to use common sense when designing your site so it will be easier to manage and update in the future. Plan ahead and save hours of future time. Your time is your most valuable commodity. Use it wisely.

Web sites will evolve and technology will change. Not only will you be required to keep your site "fresh" and up to date, but you will also be required to add new services and technologies.

In order to do this, you will have to be fearless and relentless in your pursuit of solutions to your particular application needs. If you look hard enough and use your intelligence, you will find that solution.

Repetition is the key to success many things. The more you do something, the better you will be at it. Practice your web site skills and they will be honed to near perfection. Practice makes perfect! If at first you don't succeed, try a different way. You will succeed.

Read books. Reading has been the greatest teacher in my life. Fortunately, we have more books and access to books than any other generation in history. Make reading your habit. Almost anything you want to learn is out there in a book just waiting for you to read it.

Don't just read books. Use them as reference. You can't possibly remember everything but you can remember how to find the information you need when you need it. Books are full of knowledge and knowledge is power. This seems to be especially true in regards to the Internet.

I know this really isn't a list of things that we learned in the class. It's just general advice. I couldn't teach you everything about managing a web site in a few short lessons. The idea here was to give you some real world experience by letting you redesign and manage a realistic ecommerce site project. I hoped you learned by doing.

If I can be of further service, please contact me.

Best always,

Rob Higgins