What is a Web site?
A web site is:
a presentation tool;
a way to communicate;
a learning tool;
a teaching tool;
a marketing important
tool;
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Step 1
Think!
Before you do anything else, you need to
spend time thinking about the 4w’s.
 What is the purpose of the web page/site?
 Who is your target audience?
 What will bring your audience back?
 Where will your audience be using the site?
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Step 2:Follow The Rules
 To creat a we site you must follow theses rules:
 Rule 1: YOU are NOT the USER.
• What you understand is not what a user will understand; ask
the users to design the site the way they want.
 Rule 2: USERS are NOT PROFESIONALS
• Users will not think carefully about the new added features in
the Web site without your directions.
 Rule 3: Give the common user a little control
• Allow the user some choices and the ability to control color
and themes on their accounts.
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Step 2:Follow The Rules
 Rule 4: Make sure the visual contents of a site relates to
its function.
 A nice-looking design must enforce the website functionality
 Rule 5: Respect GUI and Web interface conventions.
 Designers need to respect conventions of navigation choices,
navigation placement, colors, and so on.
 Rule 6: Know and respect the Web and Internet medium
constraints.
• Don’t ignore the differences in the emerging Web medium,
color reproduction, bandwidth limitations, and so on.
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Step 3
Go on a Roundup.
Locate images, files, animations, etc. that you
might use and place them in your www
directory. It is important that all files be in
the same folder.
If you are going to work at home or some place
other than the university computer lab, create a
www directory on the hard drive, USB drive or
whatever.
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Step 4
Open Website designing tools like
Dreamweaver , FrontPage ,
SeaMonkey,…and start designing your
web pages.
Save your work often!!!!!!!!
Typically we name the home page in a web site
“index.html”
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Some Things to Remember
 You do not have the layout control in a web editor that
you do in Word or PowerPoint.
 Therefore, the web designers used tables to control the
layout out of their pages. If you set the borders of the
table to 0 width, you can't see the outline of the tables in
the web browser.
You will get very frustrated if
you try to design a web page
without tables. Your graphics will
not appear where you want them.
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Note:
Naming Web Files:
 Use all lower case (it will be easier to communicate the
URL to others if it is all lower case).
 DO NOT have spaces in file names (some old browsers
cannot handle spaces. You should rename graphic files if
they have spaces)
 Try to keep file names as short as possible (this prevents
errors in typing in URLs)
 URL(Universal Resource Locator)= Site Address
ex: URL of hotmail is : www.hotmail.com
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Types of Web Pages
Any web site composed from a set of web pages:
Some of those pages are static (abstract) pages while other pages are
dynamics (proactive) pages.
A dynamic page that will
take user name and
password and check it to
allow login.
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A static page with no
interaction that user will
only read and close if.
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Web Development Languages & Tools
1. HTML/DHTML/XHTML
2. Java
3. Web Design Tools e.g. Frontpage, Dreamweaver.
3. Scripting Languages e.g. VBScript, Javascript
4. Cascading Style Sheets
5. XML
6. …more!!!
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Let’s go to build a website
A good advice “Don’t reinvent the wheel “
•Use pre-designed templates.
• Download lovely icons, backgrounds and images from the internet.
• Use pre-programmed scripts.
Let’s go to use Microsoft FrontPage.
And learn how to build powerful website
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