Content Development - CGS 2585: Desktop/Internet Publishing...

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CGS 2585: Content Development Page 1 © Dr. Mark Llewellyn CGS 2585: Desktop/Internet Publishing Spring 2011 Content Development Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science University of Central Florida Instructor : Dr. Mark Llewellyn markl@cs.ucf.edu HEC 236, 407-823-2790 http://www.cs.ucf.edu/courses/cgs2585/spr2011
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CGS 2585: Content Development Page 2 © Dr. Mark Llewellyn The web offers its users a global communications network with instantaneous international data transfer. The web has become a common forum for commerce and information exchange. – As an example, consider how much of your knowledge and awareness of the current situation in Haiti has come from the web. The most important component of any website is content. No matter how well your site is presented, if it lacks content it will not be considered very useful. Let’s examine some smart rules for developing web site content. Content Development
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CGS 2585: Content Development Page 3 © Dr. Mark Llewellyn Good web pages are filled with information, ideas, products, resources, opportunities to interact or extract something people want that they cannot get anywhere else. Web site/page designers expect clients to have something to “push” on their sites – merchandise, messages, information, or services. Web writers (a person who determines the content for a site) expect clients to have a reasonably substantial body of data and information that they can write about, organize, rework, and edit. Web site/page programmers expect the web page designers, writers, and visitors to have a clear idea of the scope and functions of the entire site. Visitors to the site expect to find something they can user, think about, enjoy, interact with, or buy. Rule 1: Offer Something
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CGS 2585: Content Development Page 4 © Dr. Mark Llewellyn Web sites are comprised of pages of text, image, and audio files that must be organized in a sensible and intuitive manner for both users and site managers. A page that is miss-filed is a page lost. From the server’s point of view a web site is simply a collection of folders and subfolders. It is the organization of the site that in some manner relates all of these files together. A good web site is planned out in advance using a
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This note was uploaded on 07/16/2011 for the course CGS 2585 taught by Professor Llewellyn during the Spring '11 term at University of Central Florida.

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