Web Management Philosophy
Web management takes on a variety of different forms. Some organizations need a website created. Some organizations need their website revamped. Some organizations just need content creation. I have experience doing all three. Creating digital content requires the writing, editing, and design philosophies I have already discussed. Here, I will be talking about how I go about designing a website from scratch and revamping a website.
In my intro to web authoring class I designed a portfolio website with html and css. While I came in with minimal coding knowledge, the course taught me how to be an independent learner, which is a skill I will need the rest of my life as technology continues to evolve. Currently, I am sufficient in html and css to create responsive websites. In addition, I am familiar with WordPress and Joomla as website management tools. As an independent learner, I am willing to enter a job environment that requires me to continue learning about coding to fulfill the needs of the organization.
Designing a website is a long process when done with care and multiple stages of development. The principles of usability, accessibility, and sustainability help me consider how to implement user-centered and enduring design. Before any designing, I develop sitemaps and navigation maps for the website’s information architecture. My design process goes through phases of low and high fidelity wireframing, and I have practice implementing user testing in multiple stages of development. Websites are one of the main ways organizations communicate with the public and create a first impression. As such, their design requires an extensive process. If you would like to learn more about my web design process, please contact me.
The goal of website revamping is pinpointing what can be recycled and what new content needs to be added. Sometimes websites have a great overall layout, but the content needs to be revamped or the information structure needs to be reorganized. Other times, the content is great, but the design or platform is outdated. By working with a current organization, we can determine what we can keep as the website changes to ensure the process is as efficient as possible. It’s not good to completely redesign a website that has a good foundation or completely rewrite solid content that already exists.