Planning Your Multimedia Web Site


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Planning Your Multimedia Web Site

  1. 1. Planning your Multimedia Web Site CS 3113 – Presentation Skills in I.T.
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Web site development is a project-based process </li></ul><ul><li>3 Parts to the project: Planning , Development , and Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Planning phase is the most important phase in developing a multimedia website </li></ul>
  3. 3. Planning your Multimedia <ul><li>Successful multimedia are built from a plan and they are successful because of the plan </li></ul><ul><li>It may save time, money, effort and lots of potential agony. </li></ul><ul><li>80% planning and 20% production </li></ul><ul><li>It also provides a structure for other phases in the project (Web Architecture) </li></ul><ul><li>Serves as “blueprint” around which a consistent and functional web site is developed. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Phases of Web-based Multimedia Development <ul><li>Planning your Website </li></ul><ul><li>Develop the Website </li></ul><ul><li>Implement the Website </li></ul>
  5. 5. Planning the Website <ul><li>Develop the design strategy </li></ul><ul><li>State the purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the target audience </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Create Wireframes and storyboards </li></ul><ul><li>Determine the organizational structure </li></ul><ul><li>Design the navigational structure and user interface </li></ul>
  6. 6. Develop the Website <ul><li>Develop the structure behind the site </li></ul><ul><li>Create the multimedia elements </li></ul><ul><li>Add the content </li></ul><ul><li>Write additional scripts </li></ul>
  7. 7. Implement the Website <ul><li>Post Website </li></ul><ul><li>Test Website </li></ul><ul><li>Make Adjustments </li></ul><ul><li>Retest </li></ul><ul><li>Register the Website with Search Engines </li></ul>
  8. 8. Understanding the Design Strategy <ul><li>To ensure the success of your website, all the people involved in its creation should collectively develop a design strategy </li></ul><ul><li>It will help ensure that your website evolves into a product that effectively achieves its purpose for the intended audience </li></ul>
  9. 9. Purpose of your Website <ul><li>Before building your website, the purpose must be clearly stated and pervade the planning documents </li></ul><ul><li>The purpose is defined further by the goals and objectives. </li></ul><ul><li>Goals and objectives will guide the development process </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sample Purpose Statement <ul><li>“ The Web site will give students access to all course requirements including a syllabus, list of assignments, due dates, and staff information. In addition, students will be able to communicate with one another via chat and e-mail as well as post messages to shared discussion board” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Target Audience <ul><li>A website must always be designed with the target audience in mind. </li></ul><ul><li>If you do not consider your audience in planning, your presentation will flop. </li></ul><ul><li>It is more important to focus on the user and what the user wants that to focus on what you, the designer think is cool </li></ul>
  12. 12. The purpose and target audience largely determine the… <ul><li>Tone (ex. Humorous, serious, light, formal) </li></ul><ul><li>Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Metaphor (Theme) </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis </li></ul>
  13. 13. Specifications of your Website <ul><li>Playback system </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Functionality </li></ul><ul><li>User Interface </li></ul>
  14. 14. Website Categories <ul><li>Static Websites </li></ul><ul><li>They are often designed to promote or provide information </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Provides information and offer some form of interactivity such as e-mail, searches, questionnaire, and order processing </li></ul>