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Web Site Development Project - Part B

Design Document - Site Content, Structure and Visual Design
Following the example of the Design Document template, you will complete the following sections

For the site content, consider what information must be provided in your site to satisfy the goals and appeal to the target audience. List all of the items you plan to or hope to include. Be very specific. This should include text information, articles, images, video etc. Show how your content will be divided and possibly sub-divided by breaking your content into logical groups.

Develop a site structure listing and an architectural blueprint of your site. This will identify your content groups and indicate the number of levels of information the user will have to navigate to completely browse your site.

Develop a layout grid. Sketch out on paper, where all the content and navigation elements for your pages will be placed. You should have a grid for each typical page type.

Establish the visual look and feel for the site. What colours will you be using? What sort of graphic design elements will be employed throughout the site? State the visual design in a paragraph or two and develop a mock-up of how the finished pages will look. This mock-up should indicate what the completed site will look like. A mock-up for each typical page type is to be included. The mock-up should come as close as possible to how you want your finsihed site to actually look.

Have your content materials ready. Include copies of all articles and text information to be used in your site. Include printouts of all images to be used in your web site. This is to ensure you have all your content ready prior to doing any HTML coding.

This assignment is due class 7.

Distance Ed Students -

If you are accessing the course via SharePoint: Please submit all assignments via the SUBMIT ASSIGNMENTS area in the class SharePoint site. If submitting more than one file for the assignment, you must ZIP all files together. If just a single file, no need to zip.

If you are NOT accessing the course via SharePoint: submitting a single file/document please send as an attachment via my RRC email address. If submitting multiple files, you must ZIP all files together and send to me via email as an attachment to my Digital Vertebrae email address. This is due to the Red River Mail server stripping html files.

How to Zip Your Assignments:

Continuing Ed Students at Red River College - all assignments are to be submitted during class time unless you have made alterntative arrangements with me.

created: 2011-12-13