Members' Information Pamphlet for the Alberta Medical Association.
WEB PAGE DEVELOPMENT GUIDE
What to consider when planning for a web site
What is the message you are trying to convey with your web site? It is better to have a single purpose for your site or the focus is lost. Do you want the site to inform visitors about your organization? Or do you have products or services to market? Do you have a current campaign to promote?
Who is your intended audience?
You will need to consider development, maintenance and site costs.
Who gets access to the source codes? Do you want to keep the site open to all visitors? Who gets access to sensitive pages?
What size web site do you want? Large sites increase site costs.
Lots of graphics slow down-load time; people won't wait for slow pages.
Do you want a visitor counter? There are many different monitoring and counting devices available, from free to expensive. Price depends on the level of sophistication of the information you collect.
What other sites do you want to link to? The more links you have, the higher the maintenance involved as links need updating and deleting, etc.
Do you want a feedback form included on the site? Staff could compile and distribute any messages, and organize responses to them.
What graphics do you want? What style of graphics fit with your site's focus? Do you want animated graphics, or buttons and bars only? What about background graphics, borders, etc? If you don't already own the rights to graphics that you want to use you will need to acquire them.
How often do you want to update the site? Daily, monthly, yearly?
Do you want a site that uses frames (an advanced HTML coding)? If you use frames, will you provide a no-frames alternative, and a text-only alternative for visitors whose browser can't handle frames?
Do you want to include your web site on your stationary and business cards?
What to consider when hiring designers
These designers are provided for your information. Their inclusion on this page should not be construed as a recommendation of their services. You should investigate all designers and their work carefully before selecting the designer that best suits your needs. Resources with more extensive lists of designers are given for this reason.ID Associates Leo Liersch (403) 428-4343 (403) 489-3262 Dream Ribbon Productions Marc Cukier (416) 421-6875 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.dreamribbon.com Mark D. Posey (780) 466-9441 email@example.com Hotspur Studios Inc. Ravi Backshi (403) 420-9000 firstname.lastname@example.org
Other listings:Web Quote Central http://www.centeroftheweb.com/webquote/
The Yellow Pages: Online Services (Pg 1211)Yahoo Search directory -- A listing of Web Services
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