Web Page Design

Get Organized

 

Define the content of your site.  

  • Personal Information

  • Hobbies or special interests

  • Publications

  • Online documentation

  • Online education

  • Company profile

Organize your content into proper size chunks:

  • Divide your project into topics, subtopics, sub-subtopics, and so on

  • Try to keep a each topic a reasonable size -- somewhere between what will fit on between 3/4 of a page and three pages.  

  • Only break the three-page limit for glossaries, indices, publications, ...

  • Keep all pages approximately the same size -- this gives your site a consistent feel.

  • If your site is very complicated, use directories to help you further organize pages within your site.

Layout and  storyboard the site:

 
Typical layout designs

 

 Last Updated on September 05, 2002
 

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