H-F-L-team: Business Plans: The Art Of The Website (part II)

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Welcome back. In this part I will go into some of the more technical aspects of building your website.

The ultimate part of the development of the online business website is the site plan. This depicts the visual representation of the site, from beginning to end, showing style, color, and down to precise detail as necessary. Since this part illustrates the businesses logo and image, the website must be well thought out and established before it is launched so it can be viewed by the public and other professionals.

The tree plan is probably the most common schematic implemented for the development of the website. This shows every page of the site and how each one will look down to the colors, styles, icons, menus, etc. A line to the other pages of the site to which it is linked connects each page. This layout helps the online business owner (and the web designer, if one is hired) review what is expected. Sometimes it changes, other times it doesn’t. When it does, the tree plan is redesigned for another review, and this process continues until the visual depiction resembles the final result. This is necessary so when the construction of the site commences, the tree plan is used as the guide.

When being build, each page is done separately, starting with the homepage, which should link to every other page associated with the site. This page displays every feature involved, as well as denotes the purpose of various other pages. If any of those secondary pages were to be done first, holes might sometimes form. This is why the plan must be set out in exact detail beforehand. Yes, the existence of this tree plan would allow the designer to do the pages of the site in any order, but it’s always easier, appropriate and logical to do construct the home page first. After all, those who are to use the benefits of the site by starting at the home page, so why shouldn’t the designer?

As each page is completed, its links to the homepage and other connected pages are activated through administrative processes, usually using a hypertext language, such as HTML or PHP-two of the most commonly used in web design-to virtually “spell” out everything involved on the page.

HTML, the basis of all hypertext languages, features every item and/or motion on the page in coded version and marked up one at a time. “opened” and “closed” symbols must both be inserted for each action, and each of those actions will work only when “opened” and “closed.” If one symbol of sign is left out, the action will not work. For example, ” and ” refer to bolds, whereas “” and ” indicate italics. The first is planted just before the first word to be affected by the action, and the latter directly after the last word. This is a simple but time-consuming process that requires a knowledge and skill for everything to work properly. Once all the hypertext is in place and all the links active (included email and registration and subscription interactives), and each page is loaded up into an online host, the website will be ready to be used by others.

This is the basic process of site construction, although more is involved. If everything is correctly and carefully conducted, the online business will definitely be on its way.

As you can see it does get a bit complicated in areas. I have always relied on a good website builder product to help build my sites. In the end it was well worth the money to have a good looking and running site.

Whatever you choose good luck and stay committed to your Hundred-Fold-Life.

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