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WEB DEVELOPMENT. FOR PIANO TECHNICIANS Instr. Gary Van Dine VanDineDesign.com. Why You Need One…. 334,659,631 estimated population for Northern America in 2008 237,168,545 Internet users as of Dec.31/07 and 70.9% penetration rate 72,313,133 Broadband connections as of Sept.30/07, per IWS

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Web development

WEB DEVELOPMENT

FOR PIANO TECHNICIANS

Instr. Gary Van Dine

VanDineDesign.com


Why you need one
Why You Need One…

  • 334,659,631 estimated population for Northern America in 2008

  • 237,168,545 Internet users as of Dec.31/07 and 70.9% penetration rate

  • 72,313,133 Broadband connections as of Sept.30/07, per IWS

  • Internet Users Today: 1,319,872,109

    Stats from: Internet World Stats

    http://www.internetworldstats.com/america.htm


What makes it worth doing
What Makes it Worth Doing…

  • Contact information

  • Advertise your services

  • Business to Business

  • Google search


Now what
Now What?

  • Should YOU develop your own site?

    • Resources available

    • Software needed

    • Online help

  • Should you hire a web developer?

    • Things to consider

    • Why it might be a good idea

    • How much will it cost?


Now what1
Now What?

  • Should YOU develop your own site?

    • Resources available

      • ISP help

      • Online tutorials

      • Computer Store Training

    • Software needed

      • Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium

      • http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/learning

      • http://www.coffeecup.com

      • Dreamweaver, MS Expression Web, GoLive

    • Online help

      • Wordpress.com

      • Web Monkey (webmonkey.com)


What should you not do
What Should You NOT Do?

  • Flashing text or sounds

  • Pages - Under Construction

  • Hide your contact info.

  • Plaster the pages with too much content

  • Huge graphics & animations

  • Ignore browser width & other issues


Qualities of a well designed site
Qualities of a Well Designed Site

  • Ease of navigation

  • Information presentation

  • Contact information easy to find

  • Graphics used to enhance the site

  • White space

  • Page loads quickly


What you should do
What You Should Do

  • Check your Pages frequently

  • Check for broken links

  • Update your content as needed

  • Do Google searches to see your page rank

  • Alt Tags for graphics

  • Check your key words – page titles


Building my image
Building My Image

Site name - URL

Web site content

Tone – informal or professional

Text – graphics – logo

Design idea – layout, navigation

Number of pages

Links (to what), button style


Defining my image
Defining My Image

Buying your web site

Which host should I choose?

Does it need to be local?

What is site propagation?

Up to 3 days to propagate

Connecting to your web site

Uploading || Downloading

Multiple computer considerations


Hosting companies
Hosting Companies

  • BlueHost – www.bluehost.com

  • AITdomains – www.aitdomains.com

  • 1&1 – www.order.1and1.com

  • Inmotion hosting – www.inmotionhosting.com

  • WebHostingPad – www.webhostingpad.com


Page layout
Page Layout

Basic page layout

Logo or picture

Navigation bar

Content

Text links

CSS Style Sheet


Web page code
Web Page Code

<HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Your Page Title</TITLE></HEAD> <BODY>This area will contain everything that will be visible through a web browser, such as text and graphics. All of the information will be HTML coded.</BODY> </HTML>


Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver

Features Overview

Web Site Setup

New Pages

Adding Content

Adding Graphics

Navigation – Menu Options

Posting Your Pages


Photoshop illustrator
Photoshop/Illustrator

Quick Overview

Getting Images Ready

Image Size – Save for the Web

Working with Text and Layers

Buttons and design

Logo Design – vector based


Web design professionals
Web Design Professionals

  • Quantum Cloud – www.quantumcloud.com

  • Berry Web Designs – www.berrywebdesigns.com

  • Logo Care – www.logocare.com

  • And of course – Van Dine Design – www.VanDineDesign.com


Finishing touches
Finishing Touches

Check all your links - (Dreamweaver & live)

Make sure the pages open properly

Check your web site in other browsers

Ask your friends to check it out and report

Advertise, Advertise – List it on your stationary, business cards, your car.


Finishing touches1
Finishing Touches

This course material is available on the web – go to:

http://www.VanDineDesign.com/ptg/course.htm


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