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Chapter 2. Creating Effective Layouts > Content Is Key: Making Sure It's All In...

Content Is Key: Making Sure It's All Included

In Book I, we discuss a few important steps that make your project go more smoothly: listing goals, evaluating potential users, and so on. Here, we help you decide what content you need to include. Planning a Web page layout requires that you consider all the types of information the pages need to accommodate. You might want to include tables, lists, headers, paragraphs, images, and multimedia elements — just make a list of them all. Look at all the content you've collected and determine the best way to present each piece. Also, you can make a list of content that you want to add in the future and include these elements in your list. The reason for this is that figuring out now how you'll handle everything saves time later.

Consider what would happen if you were building a house. If halfway through the project you figure out that not all of the rooms are big enough, you're stuck with a lot more work when you try to rework what has already been done to accommodate the new requirements. The same thing applies to a Web site. If you know that in the future you would like to add some graphs, for instance, figure out during this phase how you would like to display them and where they will fit into the site. That way, when the time comes, you can quickly add the new content instead of having to shoehorn it in somewhere.


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