How to Organize a Website

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How to Organize a Website
Using Front Page to Manage Your
Growing Needs
By Cristiana and Fred Baggio
[email protected]
First Step: Making the
Before even thinking of going to the
computer, think of the following:
Goal of the website: What do I want
people to do once they get there?
Target Audience: Who am I designing my
site for?
Content: What will I include in my website?
Interactivity: How dynamic do I want my
website to be?
Second Step: Thinking about
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Design, made by a
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Third Step: Creating the
Architecture for Your Site
creates part of the
necessary structure,
such as:
Images folder
Private folder
A website is
basically made of
folders dividing each
topic. Each one of
these folders should
have its own Images
Architecture: Organizing Images
If you have a small site, one Images folder at
the root will be enough.
If your site is going to be big, with many
images, you should build a structure where
each Folder has its own Images subfolder, to
make it easier for you to manage.
It is also important to create separate folders
for different format files, .doc, .ppt, .ra, etc.
Architecture: Naming Files
Use easy common
Relate names to topics.
Contact us – Folder: mail
or contact
Technical support –
Folder: support
Applications – Folder:
app or applications
Architecture: Naming Files
Avoid compound names, such as PowerPoint
– presentations.
Avoid using hyphens, underscore, or spaces.
Don’t use capital letters (you should never
capitalize in the Internet).
Try to use maximum of 8 to 10 characters.
The easiest and more obvious the URL, the
more chances of “surfers” finding and
remembering it.
Managing Your Website
This is where using
FrontPage can really
help you. It saves
you a lot of time by
organizational tasks
making updating
easy and fast.
What FP Does for You:
Automatic management and reactivation of
hyperlinks: If you change the name or move
files within your web, FP will automatically
make the necessary readjustments for you
not to have a broken link.
Automatic publishing of all the alterations you
make: In FP, you can make as many changes
as you want, and then publish them ALL at
*This is only true when you have a web locally on your machine
and a remote web on the server. If you are working directly on
the server, all you have to do is save your changes.
Special Features
Roll Over links
Compatibility with
different browsers
and different
Compatibility with
IIS and Apache
DHTML (dynamic
CSS (cascading style
Important: All these features
in FP can only be possible if
the FP server extensions
have been installed in the
server. If your server has
Windows NT, it has IIS, and
IIS has FP server extensions.