Some obstacles to consider before buying a website - What is a website made of? Part 01/02 @contact_mike

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A casual approach to website advice based on discussions we've had recently; How to choose a web design company. Slideshow by Mike Hulleman. Twitter: @contact_mike

Provides answers to questions such as "What is a CMS?", "What is Responsive Design?" and "How can you tell when a website is responsive?". Covers everything from website integrations to design tips.

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Some obstacles to consider before buying a website - What is a website made of? Part 01/02 @contact_mike

  1. 1. WebsiteProcuringaCompanyBaselineadviceforv1.0
  2. 2. Ahandfulofthingstoconsiderwhenlookingforawebsite(company)E entialTipsWebsiteProcuringaCompanyBaselineadvicefor
  3. 3. TableofContentsPleasevisitourwebsiteforbothpartsofthisseries:gethonest.ca/123
  4. 4. IntroductionPartOne
  5. 5. cmsdesign
  6. 6. cms esponsivetrustdesignhosting&d ain
  7. 7. lcertificate?cmscalabilityesponsivetrustlabouroftwarelicense?ec merce?designhosting&d ain
  8. 8. lcertificate?buyv.buildcmsanalyticscalabilitycrmesponsivetrustintegrationtrustlabourcopecreepcopecreepcopecreepoftwarelicense?ec merce?designhosting&d ain
  9. 9. WhatisaCMS?PartTwo
  10. 10. “Softwarethatisusedtomanagetext,images,audioandvideocontentforawebsite.Itprovidesamechanismforsubmissionofmaterial,storage,andmaintenance,aswellasdistributionandconversiontoHTMLpagesforviewing”.PCMagazinedescribesaCMSas:
  11. 11. Offsitedata ourcesSocialintegrationsMedia erverChronologicaltasks,backupNotificationemailsEc merce;merchantervices,hipping,etcDesignDesignVisitorDevicebrowserHostingD ainlcertificateWebsitesareallaboutintegrationgethonest.ca
  12. 12. Well,It’smostlygluedtogetherbyaCONTENTMANAGEMENTSYSTEM(CMSforshort)It’sthesoftwareattheheartofyourwewebsite,underthedesignlayer
  13. 13. A greatcontentmanagementystemcanHAVECUSTOMPOSTTYPES,WORKFLOW FEATURES,ACCESSLEVELS,ANDBEFAST&EASYTOUSE
  14. 14. ThecreativelayerPartThree
  15. 15. CreatewireframesbeforeyoubeginfocusingonaestheticsBuildthehousebeforeyoupickoutthewallpaper
  16. 16. Ittakestimetocust ize!CONSIDERTHEDEVELOPMENTIMPLICATIONSOFEACHANDEVERYDESIGNCHOICE
  17. 17. Lessismore!DESIGNFORREUSABILITY;MAINTAINALIBRARYOFCOMMONLYUSEDDESIGNELEMENTS
  18. 18. LeveragedesignframeworkslikeTwitterBootstrap,anditsvariants
  19. 19. Purposeful,functionality-drivendesign!KEEPTEMPLATECOUNTASLOW ASPOSSIBLE
  20. 20. DesignonceformultipledevicesWithresponsivedesign
  21. 21. ResponsiveDesignISANAPPROACHTOWEBPAGECREATIONTHATMAKESUSEOFFLEXIBLELAYOUTS,FLEXIBLEIMAGES,ANDCASCADINGSTYLESHEETMEDIAQUERIES.ITSGITSGOALISTOBUILDWEBPAGESTHATDETECTTHEVISITORSSCREENSIZEANDORIENTATIONTOCHANGETHELAYOUTACCORDINGLYONTHEFLY.
  22. 22. ElementsreorganiseontheflytocompensateforviewablespaceYoucangrabthecornerofawindowanddragitongethonest.catoseewhatwemean!
  23. 23. “Responsive”doesn’tnecessarilymean“etina eady”
  24. 24. DESIGNYOURWEBSITEWITHHIGHPIXEL-DENSITYDISPLAYSINMIND,OTHERWISEYOURGRAPHICSWILLLOOKBLURRYWHENVIEWEDONNEWERDEVICES.
  25. 25. RequirementsVendorSelectionChoosingTechnologyUpnext..
  26. 26. Upnext..Pleasevisitourwebsiteforbothpartsofthisseries:gethonest.ca/123
  27. 27. Thankyou!

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