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Lesson 1. Dreamweaver MX Basics > Developing Your Site Structure

Developing Your Site Structure

Spending the time to develop a thorough outline or flowchart will help you to develop your ideas, obtain a better understanding of the scope of your project, and save you time and resources down the road. A good Web site should be intuitive and create a positive, unique user experience. The creation of an effective Web site starts with defining and summarizing the reason and need for the site. Ask yourself or your client who the site is for, why it is needed, and what purpose it will serve. What do you want to express through your site, and how will you communicate that? What impressions do you want to make, and what do you want the visitors of your site to come away with?

Knowing your audience is vital. Who will your visitors be? Defining a general user profile will help you to effectively reach your target audience. Once you know who that audience is, you will need to consider what technologies they are likely to have. What kinds of plug-ins, browsers, and operating systems will the majority of your visitors be using? The types of equipment used by your visitors is important to consider in order to create a Web site that will be accessible to your intended audience. For example, you wouldn't want to create a site that uses elements that are only supported by the most recent and up-to-date browsers if most of your audience is using older machines that can't even run those browsers.


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