• Looking for a Top Flight Web Development Team?
  • Professional & Affordable Web Design Services
  • Shaping Imaginations using Cutting-Edge Technologies
  • Dynamic Solutions for Dynamic Businesses
  • Analysis.. then Solutions with a High Tech Flair
  • Satisfied Customers In Over 30 Countries
  • National Association of
    Accredited Internet Professionals
  • (561)948-6074
Custom Website Designs
 
Uploading and Testing Your Website
  • Uploading and Testing Your Web Portfolio Site
    You have come a long way in your journey; the end is near, and it is time to take your Web portfolio site and present it to the world. This stage is a critical one. If the Web portfolio does not make it to the Internet, it loses its portability and fails as an on-demand communication. In this web design lesson we will explore the steps needed in purchasing a domain name for your Web portfolio, securing a host and Web space, and uploading site files using FTP. We will also cover how to set up a site in Dreamweaver so the uploading and future edits are easy. Finally in the web design lesson, we discuss usability heuristics and how they can...

  • Where You Can Post Your Web Portfolio
    We have talked about Internet service providers and securing a domain or subdomain. Let’s cover some of the real-world options that you will be making decisions about during the Web portfolio upload process. When it comes to posting your Web portfolio to a server, you have choices. The choices are based on price, flexibility, and hard disk space on the server. As hard disk space and flexibility go up so does price. As price comes down, server space dwindles and flexibility becomes stricter and stricter. Let’s discuss a few examples. There are many places where you can get free Web portfolio space. Your institution may provide free space to students and faculty for the purpose...

  • Managing Sites
    The information provided is filled into the fields in the Manage Sites window in Dreamweaver and then you can connect to the server from your desktop computer. This log on brings you into the host computer and lets you put or get files just as if you were working on your own hard drive. You need to upload all the files for your Web portfolio into the server. Once files are uploaded, the site should be live and up on the Web. Dreamweaver site panel window (The site panel within Macromedia Dreamweaver provides an exploded view of the local files on your computer (right side) and the uploaded files residing on the server (left side). Dragging and dropping files between the local and remote sites allows easy uploading and...

  • Testing and Usability
    Now that the Web portfolio site is up, it is time to insure usability by performing testing. Usability testing is a very hot topic in human computer interaction and e-commerce. The ability for the user to get information easily and quickly is cornerstone to the scientific principles and theories surrounding the area. One pioneer in the area of usability is Jakob Nielson. Nielson’s work deals with research and testing on usability and interface design, particularly on the World Wide Web. Nielson reports on his usability Web site useit.com that the study of heuristics is on the rise. He cites over 14,000 hits on Google pointing to heuristic evaluation. If you are wondering, heuristic evaluation...

  • Towards Redesign
    Every day you have your Web portfolio posted, you are one day closer to redesign. Inevitably your work and your identity will outgrow your design in some manner. Changes might be needed to be made structurally in the way you have classified your assets. It may be that changes must be made visually in the themes or colors that are used in the site. Or, there might be technical issues that you have to address which require you to go back and re-slice or export graphics or pages. Whatever the case is, you should plan to redesign your Web portfolio site many times over your careers lifespan. Other factors may cause you to redesign or re-create your Web site from scratch. A change in tools and technologies...

 

 

Back
to Top