Web 11/12 – September 29th, 2010

1. In you groups, download the PDF by clicking on the link below.

Activity Sheet

2. Register for the Community Web click here

For your username use your first initial and lastname. Password anything secure. Enter your real name, first and last.

3. Create a wire frame for the Community Web site.

Have a look at the template.

The first page is “about”, “news” is the the blogroll or news reel. New and Big Feature are parent categories and Feature is a sub-category or child of Big Feature. When I talked about Categories, here is where you have to define your client for easy search. For example, Heidi’s is a restaurant. It is also located on Fraser and it is also a service. If you were to find or categorize Heidi’s, how you categorize it. In other words, if you were wanting look up a restaurant that served a particular kind of food and on Fraser and close by. You have to tag it accordingly to find quickly and efficiently. This is something you have to think about when wire-framing your client into our site.

As you can see from the screenshot, “Big Feature” has a collapsible or expandable menu. When you add a Category, it will appear on the site as well. Think of what categories will be appropriate for our purposes. Organization is essential when it comes to ease of navigation for all web sites. Simplicity is highly valued when contemplating design. But what if you can create your own template.

1. What would you have on it that would represent “Connecting Communities”?

2. Where would you put links, navigation, menus, banners, pictures, map, video, and etc?

3. What colours would you like to use?

4. Remember, this is design and everything is done for a purpose to enhance something. Your layout, your traffic, your appearance, and their experience so they will come back to use the site.

5. Take down some notes and we will share next week.

6. If you have time remaining in class today, I want to do some research on the web in terms of what info is available for your clients.