Have you ever taken a look at a web site and thought, "What were they thinking?" or "That design technique hasn't been used since 1998?" I've seen plenty of them and I want to help get rid of them.
There are plenty of bad web page generators that claim "No need to learn a bit of HTML" Not all WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editors are created equally. Many add so much additional code to the page that it gets weighed down, loads slowly for your viewers, and becomes impossible to edit except in their product.
My solution is to create the page using three basic elements and one tool:
- HTML for content
- CSS for layout
- A plain text editor for the tool to create and edit
My pages don't incorporate a lot of eye candy, but they load quickly, stress content, and are intuitive to use.
Mu Phi Epsilon Convention
I was asked to give a presentation on the basics of setting up a website at the 2011 Mu Phi Epsilon convention held in Rochester, NY. Here are the slides from that presentation. Please let me know if you would like further information on anything presented or have any questions.
Check the FluteBrarian's Random Musings (i.e., blog) for information on web site creation ideas as well as insights on other activities of the FluteBrarian.