Posted 05 January 2004 - 06:05 PM
By creating this site i want tips on what i should do first:
: Buy Webspace
: Create Template
Hope u can help out...
Posted 05 January 2004 - 10:17 PM
Posted 05 January 2004 - 11:05 PM
It always useful to draw a tree diagram of all the nodes(pages) and think about how you would join them together? Make sure there are no endless loops in your structure so users don't lose their sense of navigation. This tree diagram will help you understand your mental model of the website, in other words how you think your website will work, now you need to think about it in the users point of view and refine your diagram.
You may think "why waste time doing all these, I've got them all in my head", well if you are doing a 10 pages website, I suppose most brain can handle that, nevertheless, the diagram will help you to make rational decisions when you are designing your template. e.g. if you have 15 navigation buttons on one level, how would you position them? how would you position them differently if you only had 5? If you have a long sequence of linear nodes, would you consider to present them in a frame page to reduce disturbances caused during page transitions, and include a progress bar indicating where the users are in the sequence?
Finally, one practical advice: get your domain name and hosting account at the same place, some company charges handling fees for domain name transfer and it can take days. I know it is the case in the UK.
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Posted 14 January 2004 - 11:39 PM
good luck with the site
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