Process of Web Publishing

 

This section presents a four –phase process. Within each phase there are subprocesses.

Developing Documents:

With the development phase are four subprocesses-

1)    Planning

2)    Organising

3)    Creating

4)    Testing

Planning:  The main purpose of world wide web to provide information to those who needed it. The purpose of many web sites is now to tell visitors what the company wants them to know, to persuade them to purchase a product or service and to keep them coming back for more. So most of the web sites are visitor centered and author-centered.

Therefore, before developing a site you need to do some planning i.e. what do your visitors want? What do you want to provide. After planning about developing, you should have some planning regarding maintenance of site i.e. you will yourself update your web site as you need to make arrengements at the outset for how you will obtain updates. Will content providers actually develop and update the web pages, or will they simply send you new information vie e-mail.

 

Tegardless of whether you or someone else will maintain the site you developed, you need to carefully document the decelopment process and include the following information:

  • The site’s purpose and goals.
  • The process through which you determine context.
  • Who provides content.

 

Organizing : After deducing what information to include in your site, you need to determine how you will arrange individual HTML documents.

 

You can use one or all of these types of organization, depending on your needs:

  • Hierarchical
  • Linear
  • Webbed
  • Hierarchical Organisation : when you organize information in hierarchical structure multiple main points are followed by subpoints, which are followed by more subpoints. IN this you provide multiple levels of structured information.
  • Liner Organization : when you organize information in a linear structure, you impose a particular order on it. At a web site that uses linear organization, a visitor can move forward and backward within a sequence of pages but cannot jump to other pages. So this type of organization is used only when it is necessary.
  • Webbed Organisation: webbed organization is fairly new types of organization that has evolved with online technology and provides visitors with multiple, unorganized paths to resources at a site. A visitor can link one web page to many other pages at the same web site or at another web site.

 

Creating Documents:  After planning your HTML document and deciding  which information to include and how to organize it, you’re ready to work on creating HTML documents. You have been through many of the specific issues, including choosing software, images, frames, javascript and applets. First create amaster document that contains the necessary structure tag as well as general documents format. Then you can add background, images, icons, footer information. Always remember  thet under construction stage you are always adding new pages, removing pages and updating the contents, so firstly create few important pages, test them publish them.

 

Testing:  Before publishing your pages on the world wide web or an intranet you need to test your document to see how your documents will appear to your visitors, check readability and usability and root out any layout or formatting problems.

Before starting testing, manually expire all the links. Most browsers are set by default to remember links that you’ve visited for about 30 days and these links are colored differently from unvisited links:

Exactly, how you expire links varies from browser to browser. The following steps given you the general procedure:

  1. Look for a menu option that lets you change browser settings. For example, in the navigator browser, choose Edit -> Preferences. In IE, choose view -> Internet options.
  2. In the resulting dialog box look for an option that lets you change document “history”
  3. Expire the links by clicking the clear history button.
  4. Click OK when you’re done.

 

Then check overall appearance again. If you wiant to change the size of window, color if any again, then make necessary changes and see overall appearance. Test for the usability. Usuability refers to how easily a visitor to your site can find and use information then test for readability. Readability refers to how easily visitors can read information, text and images. Because and number of readability issues- fonts, font sizes, emphases and color contribute to a document’s overall appearance. Then test for accuracy. Finally, be sure that the information on your site is accurate. Your accuracy chacklis also needs to ensure that:

  • The content is correct and up-to-date.
  • Headings summarize the content that follows.
  • References to figures or illustrations are correct.
  • The date last modified information is current. The last modified information is correct.

 

 

 

 

 

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