Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Web sites--Design; Web site development;
The website design cycle consists of four important components: (1) planning, (2) production, (3) implementation, and (4) operation. Within these components are a variety of vital tasks ranging from defining the objective and audience to conceptualizing the site, determining content, and creating, testing, and revising the site. Numerous rules or accepted principles guide the design process from color and font selection, to graphic creation, to site navigation layout. Once created, a website must be maintained: content should be updated and outside links verified on a regular basis. A site that is not maintained or kept current is of no benefit to its audience.
These principles and guidelines were balanced and followed in the creation of the website for the Division of Educational Technology within the College of Education at the University of Northern Iowa.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Sharon E. Smaldino
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©2000 Margaret M. Rick
Rick, Margaret M., "Design and implementation of a university department website" (2000). Graduate Research Papers. 1404.