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Asset Management

When it comes to building dynamic sites, proper management of content is critical. With pages that are seemingly “built on the fly,” a misfiled image or the wrong version of a Flash MX 2004 animation could potentially result in huge problems. There are a number of web production books out there—Kelly Goto's New Riders book Web Redesign: Workflow That Works is one of the best—but the bottom line when it comes to managing content is managing what you have, when you have it. That involves managing content when it is in production, and then managing it when it is ready to be called into the page.

Managing What You Have While You Create It

Here's a typical scenario. You need a logo. You go to a Logo folder where you are confronted with a dozen files named “logo.” What makes it even more confusing is that they are named “logo1,” “logo2,” and so on. What you need is the EPS version of the latest logo. Good luck.


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