Spring Hill Studio, LLC

SITE CONSTRUCTION
STEP FOUR

Once completed with Site Definition, Organize Information and Visual Design, then it's time to move on to step four. Site construction is the part of the process, where I actually build the digital files to construct each web page. This step is often confused with Web Design.

I use an html editing software called Dreamweaver and Java scripting. Your web site is constructed in Dreamweaver. Html files for all your web pages that make up your site are produced with their accompanying images and any other documents, such as PDF's. These files can be edited in any html editing software, but the design can not. I create and test the html files on both PC and MAC platforms, using the latest browsers.

If you are comfortable using the computer and have a working knowledge of any word processing software, you can maintain and update your own web site.

I encourage my clients to own and update their web sites. I do not edit or update existing web sites once they are created unless asked. Usually, a web administrator can upload small changes to your web site.

It's recommended that you purchase an html editor, preferably an Adobe software product called Dreamweaver. You can easily learn to edit and upload your new web site files.

I am available for demonstrations to teach basic web maintenance in Dreamweaver. GoLive is also another good html editor. You can maintain your web site without an html editor, as long as you know html code and have software for uploading your web pages.

Included in the construction of your html files are key words, and site descriptions to help search engines find your web site. Final proofreading of all site content occurs after the web pages are built and is your responsibility.

It is also expected that you are in charge of marketing and advertising your new web site. This is the next step five is Site Marketing and means to tell people about your new web site such as putting the new web site (URL) on your business cards etc.

The final step is Delivery, this is where your web site goes live and is uploaded to a server. It is then considered "published".

 

Outline of *sequential steps for designing a web site

1. Site Definition -defining and planning your web site

2. Organize Information -identifying content and structuring information

3. Visual Design -graphic design, illustrations, photographs, images

4. Site Construction -software choices, html and test files

5. Site Marketing - determined by the Client

6. Delivery - uploading html files to your server

 

*steps may be repeated and revisited as the web site develops