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
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
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
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
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