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WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT BASICS Web Hosting Site The world Web Server Web browser URL Web pages (HTML) Web pages (HTML) & Other linked files <Direct Publishing> File Transfer (SSH/FTP) • WebPage/Site development tools • Web publishing tools • File Transfer software Your computer
Web Browsers and Hosts • Web Browsers: • IE • Firefox (Netscape, Mozilla) • Opera • Website hosting: • ISP • Free Host • Domain Host
Website hosting Examples • ISP • HawaiianTel, Verizon, etc. • Free Host • To you: UH ITS • Commercial ones: Google, etc. • Domain Host • Pay a monthly fee based on usage
Free File Transfer • WS-FTP , Filezilla • SSH (required for UH)
WebPage/Site development tools • Web publishing tools: SeaMonkey • FTP software: SSH Your computer WEBPAGE DEVELOPMENT (UH Host) Your URL:http://www2.hawaii.edu/~username The world Hostname: uhunix.hawaii.eduUsername: <Your UH Username>Password: <Your Password>Directory: public_html Web Server Web browser Web pages (HTML) !!!! Your home page must be named Index.htm (or index.html)!!!!!!!!!!!! SSH <Direct Publishing> File Transfer (upload/download) Important: UH does not support FTP, only SSH; .
Money can buy…. • Avatar Animated Characters ($9) http://www.sitepal.com • Templates ($40-60): http://www.entheosweb.com/website_design/design_ideas.asp
Tutorial Links • UH Personal Page: • http://www.hawaii.edu/personalhp • FrontPage • http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/FX010858021033.aspx • NVU/KompoZer • http://www.thesitewizard.com/gettingstarted/kompozer-tutorial-1.shtml • http://www.thesitewizard.com/gettingstarted/kompozer-tutorial-2.shtml • Website Design Basics • thesitewizard.com
Website Design Rules • Rule 1. The website should offer something unique: • A good website is compelling; it provides value to your audience that draws them to your site again and again • The value proposition of the business should be clear on the home page • Utilizes the 7 “C”s of web capabilities: Convenience, cost, coordination, collaboration, communication, customization, community • Meets clearly identified goals
Website Design Rules (2) • Rule 2. The website must be aesthetically pleasing. • Rule 3. The Website must be easy to use and fast. • Rule 4. The website must motivate people to visit, to stay, to return. • Rule 5. You must advertise your presence on the web. • Rule 6. You should learn from your website.
Simple Steps for Planning Website • Identify the goals of your website • Identify your audience • Create a list of content that both achieve your goals and is of interest to your audience. • Divide this list into pages • Draw a chart of links between pages • Create a navigation scheme (site map) that links these pages together in a simple, consistent way
Simple Steps for Page Layout • Use tables to divide the page into regions • header • sidebar • footer • content • Design each region • add text • add images • add links