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Designing Your School Web Site

Designing Your School Web Site

Re-Evaluate Your Web Resources
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The final step is re-evaluating the content you have designed. You should check the following 4 areas:

1. Are there any "dead" or orphan links before you upload?

Before you upload your web pages to your server, you should preview your pages through a web browser. You can do this by following these steps:

  1. Open your browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Netscape).
  2. Click on "File"
  3. Click on "Open"
  4. Browse through your computer until you can locate the folder for your web site.
  5. Select the file you want to preview.
  6. Select "OK"

Now see if you can navigate throughout your resources. Check every graphic and text link to see if it takes you where you intended that link to go. Once you have checked every link, the next step is to upload your resources to the web server.

2. Are there any orphan links or missing images after you upload?

Now that your resources are on the Internet, check to make sure that there are no missing images or web pages and that there are no broken links.

3. Check the HTML coding of your web resources.

The final step for assessing how well your web pages have been coded, is submitting your resources to online HTML code checkers. Most of these resources are free services. They will tell you which webpages need some modification in the code, whether or not your web page has too many graphics, and if there are any broken links to images or files.

This free service will check up to 7 web pages within your site.
W3C HTML Validation Service
This free service will check any page on your site.
WebSite Garage
This service will not only check your web pages, but offers Gif Lube which will help you optimize your graphics on your site.

4. Use the assessment rubrics to see how your site measures in content and design.

The final step is downloading and filling out the "Assessment Rubric" to help you analyze and evaluate the content of your web site.

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