What makes a great website
                               by Cody Marx Bailey




Thursday, September 25, 2008
Introduction




Thursday, September 25, 2008
• Born in 1981 on the King Ranch in South Texas

                   • Won State Geography Bee Competition

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• Moved to Bryan/College Station in Nov 2004

                   • Co-founded the University Web Group

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• BarCampTexas

                   • BIL Conference

                   • GardenCamp

                   • Chair of the Br...
On to the show...




Thursday, September 25, 2008
What makes a great website




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Tricky




Thursday, September 25, 2008
Very Tricky




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Is it content?




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Content Principles


                                     Quantity



                                                Qual...
Content Principles


                                            Quantity



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Content Principles


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Content Principles
           • Update Regularly

           • Be Consistent                  Quantity



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Content Principles


                                            Quantity



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Content Principles


                                            Quantity



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Content Principles


                                            Quantity



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Content Principles
           • Hyperlinks

           • Trackbacks                     Quantity

           • Mixed Vocab...
Content Principles


                                            Quantity



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Content Principles


                                            Quantity



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Content Principles


                                            Quantity



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Content Principles
           • RSS

           • Mobile                         Quantity

           • Disabled
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Is it design?




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Elements of design



                     Layout       Type             Color   Imagery




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Is it functional?




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Do you sell something?




Thursday, September 25, 2008
Are you trying to inform?




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How complex is it?




Thursday, September 25, 2008
What about SEO?




Thursday, September 25, 2008
BALANCE




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IABC Presentation on Websites

  1. 1. What makes a great website by Cody Marx Bailey Thursday, September 25, 2008
  2. 2. Introduction Thursday, September 25, 2008
  3. 3. • Born in 1981 on the King Ranch in South Texas • Won State Geography Bee Competition • Crafted first website in 1993 • Began working for VA Research in 1998 Thursday, September 25, 2008
  4. 4. • Moved to Bryan/College Station in Nov 2004 • Co-founded the University Web Group • Co-founded RefreshBCS • Founded Creative Space Coworking • Formed Downtown Cartel, LLC. Thursday, September 25, 2008
  5. 5. • BarCampTexas • BIL Conference • GardenCamp • Chair of the Brazos Progressives • Wonderland Neighborhood Association Thursday, September 25, 2008
  6. 6. On to the show... Thursday, September 25, 2008
  7. 7. What makes a great website Thursday, September 25, 2008
  8. 8. Tricky Thursday, September 25, 2008
  9. 9. Very Tricky Thursday, September 25, 2008
  10. 10. ... Thursday, September 25, 2008
  11. 11. Is it content? Thursday, September 25, 2008
  12. 12. Content Principles Quantity Quality Access Thursday, September 25, 2008
  13. 13. Content Principles Quantity Quality Access Thursday, September 25, 2008
  14. 14. Content Principles Quantity Quality Access Thursday, September 25, 2008
  15. 15. Content Principles • Update Regularly • Be Consistent Quantity Quality Access Thursday, September 25, 2008
  16. 16. Content Principles Quantity Quality Access Thursday, September 25, 2008
  17. 17. Content Principles Quantity Quality Access Thursday, September 25, 2008
  18. 18. Content Principles Quantity Quality Access Thursday, September 25, 2008
  19. 19. Content Principles • Hyperlinks • Trackbacks Quantity • Mixed Vocabulary Quality Access Thursday, September 25, 2008
  20. 20. Content Principles Quantity Quality Access Thursday, September 25, 2008
  21. 21. Content Principles Quantity Quality Access Thursday, September 25, 2008
  22. 22. Content Principles Quantity Quality Access Thursday, September 25, 2008
  23. 23. Content Principles • RSS • Mobile Quantity • Disabled Quality Access Thursday, September 25, 2008
  24. 24. Is it design? Thursday, September 25, 2008
  25. 25. Elements of design Layout Type Color Imagery Balance Thursday, September 25, 2008
  26. 26. Is it functional? Thursday, September 25, 2008
  27. 27. Do you sell something? Thursday, September 25, 2008
  28. 28. Are you trying to inform? Thursday, September 25, 2008
  29. 29. How complex is it? Thursday, September 25, 2008
  30. 30. What about SEO? Thursday, September 25, 2008
  31. 31. BALANCE Thursday, September 25, 2008
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