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  • 1. -or- How You Gonna Keep ‘em Down on the Library’s Web Site?
  • 2. The State of the State’s Kid Pages
  • 3. The State of the State’s Kid Pages
  • 4. The State of the State’s Kid Pages
  • 5. Old Site
  • 6. Why Redesign?
    • Kids aren’t going to come to library site to go to the Internet
    • With tools like Google, why use lengthy lists of links on library site?
    • Time to maintain list of links better spent developing local content
  • 7. Goals of the Redesign
    • Keep kids on local site
    • Highlight local events for kids
    • Make it easy to find new library materials
    • Make it “Kid Friendly”
  • 8. Steps to Redesign
    • Look at other sites
    • Find examples of what you like and don’t like
    • Don’t use clipart if possible
    • Use bright colors
    • Keep words to a minimum
    • Incorporate library materials into site
  • 9. Inspiration
  • 10. Redesign Philosophy
    • KISS
    • Inviting graphics
    • Change info frequently
    • Make the site interactive
      • NOT busy
  • 11. Redesign Tools
    • Web standards
      • XHTML/HTML
      • Cascading Style Sheets
    • Javascript
    • Graphics program
      • Photoshop Elements
      • Paint Shop Pro
  • 12. Redesigning on a Shoestring
    • Learn basics of HTML & CSS
    • Make friends with a talented graphic artist
    • Use free “stuff” from others
    • Be willing to work diligently on content
  • 13. Web Page Components
    • Branding
    • Graphics & Colors
    • Games & Interactivity
    • Book Reviews
    • Events
    • Homework Help and Parent/Teachers
  • 14. Branding
    • Logo
    • Site Address
    • Mascot
  • 15. Graphics & Color
  • 16.  
  • 17. Games & Interactivity
  • 18. Games & Interactivity CSS hover buttons
  • 19. Games & Interactivity Javascript word game highlighting Alliance
  • 20. Games & Interactivity Tie-in to Dial a Story phone service with link to catalog and MP3 version
  • 21. Book Reviews
  • 22. Book Reviews Branding
  • 23. Book Reviews Highlighting subscription service
  • 24. Book Reviews Age-specific titles and book descriptions with book jackets and links to catalog record
  • 25. Events
  • 26. Events Branding
  • 27. Events Age-specific events Events for all ages
  • 28. Homework Help and Parent/Teachers
  • 29. http://www. rodmanlibrary .com/kids
  • 30. “ I basically knew [the fire safety house] was coming to the library because I saw an ad for it on my computer, on the library’s home page.” --Benjamin, 8-years old The Alliance Review , 6/21/2007
  • 31. Future Directions
    • Keep material fresh
    • Change colors, add new graphics periodically
    • Add more interactive content
      • Student poems
      • Short stories
      • Book/Movie reviews (tie to catalog)
      • Student artwork
  • 32. If You Buy Only One Book…
  • 33. Learning HTML and CSS By Elizabeth Castro By Eric Meyer
  • 34. Free Tools for Non-Programmers
    • Javascript Source
      • http:// javascript .internet.com/
    • Google Gadgets
      • http://www. google .com/ ig /directory
  • 35. Links to Web Sites Mentioned
    • www. rodmanlibrary .com/kids
    • www. tbpl .thunder-bay.on.ca/ kidszone /