Testing, Revising, and Maintaining
Websites and Working in Design Teams
1. Start working on revising and polishing your
final Design Portfolio. Try to limit the total time you
to revising your websites to no more than a total of between
four and six hours.
Students will present their final Web Design Portfolio
during the final exam period Saturday, May 3rd, at 10:30.
elements of a webpage
of a basic Flash movie webpage
Design Criteria for Final Design Portfolios
Web Design Portfolio Site
( due Jan. 27)
Web genre Site (due Feb. 28)
Image Site (due March 31)
Flash Movie Site (due April 25)
2. Study the Web
Design Criteria for Final Design Portfolios.
Remember, your webpages do not have to be perfect. I
use the "first-glance test" to evaluate your Final Design
3. The "first-glance test":
webpages upon first-glance look
ordered, well-designed, and
1.Adding Title and Design Information to Flash Movies
- See Examples of Titles in Flash movies:
1). title.html 2) title1.html
- When you save a Flash movie it saves
two files, 1) an "swf file" and 2) an "html file."
- You can add a title to your Flash movie by
calling up the "html file" associated with your
Flash movie in Dreamweaver.
- Using Dreamweaver, add a title to your Flash
- You can also add your contact and author
information for your Flash movie in this
Flash "html file" in Dreamweaver
- Or you can add the contact and author
information in a layer at the very end of your
- You put contact and author information on
your Flash movies and html webpages in
order to sign your work and provide
basic information about you.
2. Great Matrix 2
1. Revising and Maintaining your websites
Examples of old and outdated sites
Studies Program at CU Boulder
Human Ecology website
Chris Lewis Home Page
Cleaning up your old forgotten websites
Studies Program at CU Boulder
Sewall Program homepage
2. Strategies for Revising your Web Design Portfolios
Make sure there is a link to your web design
portfolio website on Sewall
Make sure each of your websites and webpages
Make sure all the links and images on each of
your webpages work.
Make sure that you have contact information
and date webpage was last revised on each of
Check your webpages for alignment and spacing.
Check your webpages' layouts for consistency.
Do your layouts look like they have an ordered,
Work on the obvious flaws on each of your
websites first, and then try to fix the less
Try not to get caught in the "perfectionist trap."
Make your webpages as good as they need to be.
One can always find things to change in even the
best websites, but at a certain point you just have
to let go of your work and accept that it is
3. Web Design in a Design Team
a Winning Web Design Team
Amazing Web Job Title Generator
Function: Finding your
Place in a Web design team
4. Basic Positions in a Web Design Team
Computer programmer or "Coder"
Graphic Design and Artistic Design
5. Working in Web Design Teams
What is the purpose of this site? What are your
larger goals for the site?
What kind of website is it? Is it "e-commerce,"
"informational," "special interest," or
What is the web genre your website is a part of?
Find two or three good model websites in this
web genre to use as references.
Who is the target audience and what do they
want to get from the site?
Who is on your "Web Design Team"?
What is the primary role for each member of
the web design team?
a) HTML Coder
b) Graphic Designer and Layout Artist
c) Image Creator and Processor
d) Writers and Information Designers
e) Software and Computer Programmers
f) Database Administrators
g) Marketing and Website promotion and
h) Web Design Team Producer
i) Web Design Team liaison to the Client
What will be the "Information Structure" of
a) linear structure
b) tutorial structure
c) web structure
d) hierarchical structure
e) cluster structure
f) catalog structure
Who are your primary content experts for the site?
Is there someone in the company that will provide
you with all the pre-created content?
Who will function as the liaison between your
"Web Design Team" and the Client?
Who will be responsible for updating and
revising the site in the Client's company?
Who will be responsible for signing-off on various
drafts and revisions of the site for the