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What factors should I take into consideration before I begin?
 

  • Have a clear understanding of the goals of the web site.

  • Know your intended audience and design for that audience.

  • A classroom website should convey something about the class and the teacher. What will your website convey?

  • What information will your website provide to students and parents?

  • How often will you update the website? If updates will be infrequent, do not include time-sensitive items like assignments and calendars.

  • Plan the navigation.
    Here is an example of website with sidebar menu on the left side of the screen:
    http://teachers.emints.org/FY03/vejraska/links.html

    Here is an example with
    menu at the top of the screen:
    http://www.branson.k12.mo.us/school_links/elementary/Miller/
    This one uses a table of contents:
    http://www.msrossbec.com/

  • Plan to link each page of the website back to the index (home) page.

  • These sites suggests other things to consider:
    http://mason.gmu.edu/~montecin/web-page-create.htm
    http://edtech.sandi.net/emmie/camp/concerns.htm