Before You Build: Planning a Web Site
This workshop is designed for UW instructors, TAs, staff, and researchers who want to plan a course or project Web site. Taking time to plan your Web site will save you time and result in an easier-to-use site for your audience.
The workshop is free, but registration is required.
Please check-in before you begin this workshop.
During this workshop, participants will learn about
- the planning process,
- Web site design,
- Web-publishing options at the UW, and
- available Web-authoring software.
- Note: this workshop does not cover building and maintenance skills. Other Web Publishing workshops teach those skills. Also, visit the Help Center to learn more.
- Workshop presentation
- Site flow chart (PDF)
a supplemental account
- Basic Terminology Useful for Web Design
- Example sites for discussion (links from presentation):
Good Examples Bad Examples Scanning Alignment Contrast Proximity Repetition Simplicity Internet Conventions Navigation
Professor James Gregory plans his Web site to involve undergraduate research.
Sample Course Web
Staff members at the CTLT used the Catalyst Web site template to create this sample course Web site.
Web sites and other accessibility resources
Information on how to make your Web site accessible.
Web Publishing at UW
Information about UW Web servers.