TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Hi everyone. I'm responsible for the development (using FrontPage 98)
of my department's Intranet site. I'm close to completion & posting the
pages to our development server. Before that is done, I'm running each
page thru a checklist to make sure everything is accurate. Does anyone
who works in web development happen to have any suggestions/resources
for a web content checklist. Here are the items that are currently
listed on my checklist (not in any particular order because I keep on
thinking of new items):
Run thru spell-check
Read thru content
Verify HTML header tag
Verify HTML footer tag
Verify graphics point to Images directory
Verify HTML title tag
Verify resolution - 640x480
All files, other than PDF, should be ASP instead of HTM(L) extension
Verify directory structure (verify links/files are in correct
Verify that PDF files open in new window
Test e-mail address links
Also, does anyone know why FrontPage automatically creates
subdirectories when I have web files stored under subdirectories. For
example, the directory on my network drive is G:\FrontPage. All my main
files are under a directory called RITDEPT (which is within the
FrontPage directory.) If I create subdirectories off of RITDEPT, (I
store linking files under subdirectories) within that subdirectory are
the following folders/directories: _vti_cnf, _vti_log, & _vti_pvt. If
I open the _vti_cnf folder, it is a duplicate of all the linking files.
I hope this makes sense.
I'd appreciate any input on my two questions. Thanks!