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Web Page Design Overview


This introductory-level article provides checklists to help with planning a new website. Tips include the effect background colors can have on site visitors and page length considerations such as using shorter pages to break up text by topic or using longer page lengths for ease of printing.

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By: Sachin Hiware
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October 19, 2004
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · Web Page Design Overview
  2. · The Process of Creating a Web Page
  3. · Designing Your Site
  4. · Text and Graphics
  5. · Backgrounds, Special Effects and More

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Web Page Design Overview - The Process of Creating a Web Page
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1. Formulate your idea

Why do you want a web page?

What information would you like to present?

2. Explore the options

See what kinds of elements you can incorporate in your page by looking at other pages.

3. Gather your materials

Take inventory such as text and graphics that you can use.

4. Create the HTML coding

Behind every web page there are HyperText Markup Language (HTML) codes that makes the page appear the way it does.

5. Check your progress

As you develop the coding, open Internet Explorer to check your progress.

6. Transfer the files at one of the web-hosting site server

To make your page public, your HTML files must be uploaded to a  web-hosting site server.

7. Test, tweak, and publicize it

Open your web browser, and go through your page to make sure all the elements appear properly and test all links to make sure they work.


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