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    • DESIGNING A LIBRARY PORTAL Dr.M.Madhusudhan Email: [email_address] 09911817540
    • Presentation Outlay
      • Library Website and its roles
      • Objectives of Library Website
      • Case Studies
      • Development Stages
      • Basic Terminology
      • Basics of HTML
      • Live Library Website Designing
      Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11
    • Library Website
      • A library website is a:
      • virtual public face
      • the quasi equivalent of the front door
      • signage,
      • pathfinders,
      • collections or surrogates to the collections, services, and,
      • to an extent, its users.
      Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11
    • Roles of Library Website
      • A library website can play different roles;
      • it can serve as a workstation where a user finds databases, electronic texts, and the online catalog.
      • It is a way to make library-made products available,
      • it is used as a window to the WWW by making Internet resources available on a selective basis, and
      • it is a communication tool where information about services, people and facilities and collections can be found.”
      Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11
    • Objectives of Library Websites
      • Promote library use
      • Provide information about the library and its activities
      • Provide online access to local information and web-based sources
      • Act as a gateway to networked information resources (CD-ROM, intranet/Internet)
      • Integrate Push-based and web-based services
      Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11
    • Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11 Internet-based Library Services
    • Case Study websites
    • Case Study 1 Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11
    • Case Study 2 Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11
    • Case Study 3 Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11
    • Example
        • E.g. http://www.amu.ac.in :80indexhtml
        • http – protocol (standards written in C, C++) – is a set of rules and regulations (SMTP: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol for email)
        • www – it is utility of the browser, which helps to browse the information on the web
        • amu – name of the server (computer/server name) DNS (Domain Name Server) is network identifier
        • ac – academic institution domain
        • in – India
        • 80 – number related to HTTP (FTP=27)
        • index – Home Page
        • html –extension of web page
      Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11
    • Basic Terminology
        • Types of Website
        • Static (never change e.g. article)
        • Dynamic (interactive web pages e.g.email ID & Password, Feedback Form)
        • Tools for client side : HTML, DHTML, Java &VB Script (client side – browser)
        • Server side : ASP,JSP, JAVA SERLETS, CGI (Technologies for server side – reply )
        • Text Editors : Notepad and WordPad
        • Web Editors: DreamWeaver, MS-FrontPage
      Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11
    • Tools for Designing a Website
      • Working knowledge on:
      • HTML Tags & Web Authoring Tools
      • DreamWeaver/ MS – Front Page
      • Allied Software:
      • Photoshop (for images, banner)
      • Flash (for dynamic images and content)
      • JavaScript (for dynamic website)
      • DHTML (for dynamic website)
      • PHP (for dynamic website & web forms)
      • Adobe Acrobat Professional (for PDF files)
      Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11
    • Web Tools for Designing a Website
      • Social Networking Websites (using Templates): e.g. Webs.com, Tripod, Google sites, etc.
      • Web Content Management Systems: e.g. Drupal, Joomla, etc
      • Weblogs – blogspot (Google) and Bloglines (Ask Jeeves).
      • Other websites
      • and more...
      Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11
    • Development Steps
      • Design
      • Authoring and testing
      • Launch
      • Maintenance
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    • Strategies for Website Development
      • From simple to interactive
        • Start simple (HTML, graphics, text, links)
          • Information about the library and its activities
          • Links to remote information sources (gateway)
        • Add interactivity
          • Site search, Database access, CD-ROM access
          • Push-based services
      • Develop internal capabilities
      Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11
    • Design
      • Content to be served
      • Audience
      • Content formats and processing
      • Structuring and navigation
      • Layout of home page and branch pages
      • Site Search support
      • Feedback and help
      Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11
    • What are the design elements of a web page?
      • Overall look of the web page – the general look or feel of the page (aesthetic value)
      • Content – all the information contained within the page I.e. text and other media types embedded in the page
      • Navigational tools – the text links, icons, buttons, bars and other objects use for exploring the page and any linked pages
      • Graphics – the images other graphical elements in the page
      • Page layout and structure – organization of the elements in the page
      Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11
      • Overall look Match the purpose of the web site and its appropriate information to the target audience
      • Maintain consistency, clarity and simplicity – uniform color scheme
      • Use of colors, images, hyperlinks and web technology effectively
      • Organize the design elements logically and predictably
      What are the design elements of a web page? Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11
      • Content
      • Match the purpose of the web site and its appropriate information to the target audience
      • Information organized logically and predictably (text and other media types)
      • Ensure information is accurate, current, relevant , useful complete, interesting, unique
      • Employ a concise, easy to read writing style
      What are the design elements of a web page? Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11
      • Navigational tools
      • Can be selected from text links, icons, buttons, bars and other graphical elements
      • Organized them logically and predictably
      • Provide clear, quick and consistent method to move within the site
      • Provide easy to use and find links
      • Should employ intuitive and descriptive pointers
      • Help create the web site’s identity
      What are the design elements of a web page? Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11
      • Graphics
      • Appropriate, essential, and relevant to the content of the page
      • Functional - serve a purpose and/or provide information
      • Of size, quality and file format appropriate for the page content
      • Used to add value to the overall design
      What are the design elements of a web page? Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11
      • Page layout and structure
      • Follow the overall look guidelines
      • Take the technical elements into consideration
        • descriptive file name
        • descriptive document title
        • complete contact information
        • effective use of tables and frames
        • browser compatibility
      What are the design elements of a web page? Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11
    • Basics of HTML
    • Basic Terminology
      • HTML - the Hyper Text Markup Language - This is markup language that web pages are written in.
      • web page - a file written in HTML, usually placed on intranet or internet servers.
      • web site - a collection of web pages, linked together on a server.
      • to code - to type out HTML into a file.
      • tags - codes in HTML telling the browser to do something, such as make text bold, place a link, etc.
      Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11
    • HTML File
      • HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language
      • An HTML file is a text file containing small markup tags
      • The markup tags tell the Web browser how to display the page
      • An HTML file must have an htm or html file extension
      • An HTML file can be created using a simple text editor
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    • Structure of HTML Document
      • HTML generally has 2 parts an on-code and off-code, which contains the text to be defined
      • Few tags do not require an off-code
      • Syntax:<tagname>…</tagname>
      • HTML to define and specify the specific elements that make up a page such as the body of the text, heading, paragraphs, line breaks, text elements and so on
      • HTML to define the composition of a web page, not its appearance
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      • <HTML> [identifies the document as HTML]
      • </HTML> [ closing tag ]
      • These tags generally define the basic structure of a web page
      What are the basic HTML tags? Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11 <HEAD> <TITLE>My Library</TITLE> </HEAD> Contains information about the HTML document <BODY> <P>Content of My Library’s Web Page</P> </BODY> Contains all information displayed on the browser
    • Designing a Model Library Website
    • Elements of a web page Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11 Table / Navigational tools Document title Address (URL) Banner Web page title Footer / Copyright Graphic elements Hyperlinks Content Search tool Navigational tools Frames Hyperlinks
    • Designing a Model Website (Live Demonstration)
      • Designing a Home page
      • Designing a Banner
      • Designing a sub-page
      • Adding JavaScript and CSS
      • Adding Dynamic Features
      Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11
    • JavaScript
      • JavaScript is the scripting language of the Web!
      • JavaScript is used in Web pages to improve the design, validate forms, detect browsers, create cookies, and much more.
      • JavaScript is the most popular scripting language on the Internet, and works in all major browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firefox, Netscape, and Opera.
      Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11
    • What is CSS?
      • CSS stands for C ascading S tyle S heets
      • Styles define how to display HTML elements
      • Styles are normally stored in Style Sheets
      • Styles were added to HTML 4.0 to solve a problem
      • External Style Sheets can save you a lot of work
      • External Style Sheets are stored in CSS files
      • Multiple style definitions will cascade into one
      Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11
    • Just a Minute… Dr.M.Madhusudhan 12/05/11