Snow Closing
Holyoke Community College will be closed on Wednesday, November 26th due to inclement weather. There will be no day or evening classes. The college will re-open on Monday, December 1st.

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Web Site Development and Planning

Whether you are creating new or revamping existing pages, we will work with you to help identify your Web needs, as well as set goals and objectives for your section. As part of this process, we will help you develop your sections navigational structure and we are available to assist with content development and editing services.

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Have you had CMS Training?
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Define Scope and Purpose of Website

Strategic thought must be given to identify all of the (main) goals of your section. If your site's purpose is not easily understood, it can be difficult for both you and your intended targeted-audience to access the information.

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Identify the needs of your site's visitors.

The content you provide and the way you present this content should be in line with the needs of your site's visitors. This will determine the effectiveness of the site.
  
  
  
  
  
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Keep it simple

The more complex the page and content therein, the harder it is to be effective in communicating your message. Complexity can be distracting to the visitor.

Develop the Information Architecture

Make a site map before you begin (don't worry, we can help).
Make a list of all the pages that you think you'll have on your site. Work out a hierarchy of pages and folders, this will determine site navigation. Organize files into folders.

Prioritize and group content/think of your audience.

Content that is clear and well organized, as in printed publications, will make it easier for your audience to find and retrieve the information they want.


  
  
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Keep pages up-to-date.

Web authoring is a job that has no end - publishing is just the beginning. Most of the work is in the maintenance; pages must be updated, removed or added. Links must be periodically checked. URLs are constantly changing, especially outside links. Remove all unnecessary files! If files are no longer an active part of the site, delete them. Search engines have access to all files on the server even if you have removed all links to them.

 

 

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 538-7000