Re: Web Home Pages

Subject: Re: Web Home Pages
From: Yvonne DeGraw <yvonne -at- SILCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 1995 22:25:22 -0700

Sheryl Sieracki wrote:
>There's lots of information out there about creating home
>pages, but I haven't seen much about developing corporate

I suggest that you encourage organizations within your company to follow a
common "look". You (or the centralized body) should design the look of the
home page and the navigational structure for the whole site. In particular,
define a consistent scheme for colors, backgrounds, graphics, navigational
links, page headers and page footers.

To make it easy for the organizations within your company to follow the
style you design, do these things:

o Set up a directory structure. Tell each department which directory to use.
o Provide page templates departments can use as a starting point.
o Tell them how to link to the graphics you have provided.
o Act as a resource for them. Provide information about designing Web pages.

When DTP software became common, companies found that all of a sudden they
were sending out documents from various departments that looked like they
came from different companies. The same thing is happening to some
companies on the Web.

When someone visits your Web site, the consistent look you provide will let
them know when they are still within your Web site and when they have left.

Yvonne DeGraw Technical Services o Web Authoring
yvonne -at- silcom -dot- com o Technical Writing o Database Design and Publishing
Tel: 805/683-5784 o Human-Interface Design

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