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Lesson 5

Web Development Conclusion

This module gave a fundamental understanding of the models that were introduced in the first course of this series, Web Site Planning Models. You will see both models applied throughout this course, as a way of making the complex concepts of Web development concrete.
In addition, it is hoped that WebTeam continues to put a human face on the Web development process.

Web Deployment

You will begin learning about planning a Web deployment in the next module, which introduces network architecture, the fourth layer of the Web Interaction Model. Although the standards are not yet fully supported by all browsers in all circumstances, creating standards-compatible pages is the best way to ensure good rendering. As always, learning to use new technologies will take some time and will give you some challenges.
Nonetheless the results will be well worth the investment. Big companies are just starting to realize the tangible benefits from the technological investments they made in the past couple of years. Spending money on things that save money is a specialty of American business. This country does not manufacture a whole lot as a result of globalization, but it has the best people working to make sure that imports are delivered cheaply and on time. This is not the ideal scenario where everyone ends up wealthy at the end of the day, but in the evening consumers will be able to receive more rest.

Design Checklist

  1. BUDGET: What is the client's budget? The clearer this is, the more helpful it will be for everybody.
  2. DESIGN REQUIREMENTS: If a website is needed, how many pages and what features are required?
    Will an email marketing template also be needed, or company branded banners for social media pages? Decide on the full scope of the project before starting.
  3. PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT: What is the goal of this design project?
  4. TARGET MARKET: Who are you trying to reach with this design project or campaign?
  5. DEADLINE: Set a deadline and allow plenty of time (weeks or months) for the design work to be done.
  6. HIGH QUALITY IMAGES: For logos, a vector format (.eps or .ai) is required. For photographs, a high resolution (300dpi - dots per inch) is ideal.
  7. CONTENT: Text, images, video, infographics and any other content should be provided in its final form early in the life of the design project.
  8. COPYRIGHT INFORMATION FOR CONTENT: Who owns the content, what permission has been obtained to use it, and will attribution be required?
  9. SAMPLES OF PREVIOUS DESIGN WORK: How will this design project need to comply to the company's style guide? What has the client done in the past, and will this project reflect past designs or take a new path?