Things to do before you create a new Web page
- Think about where your page will go in your Web site. Does it fit into an existing section of your Web site? Do you need to create a new section in which your new page will be the home page?
- If your new page represents a new Web site section, add the section to all Web site navigation bars. Create a new navigation bar for this section if you will be adding more pages to the section.
- If your new page fits into an existing section, add the name of the page to only the navigation bar for that section.
Things to do to create a new Web page
- Create a new Web page from the correct template.
- Save your Web page in the appropriate folder.
- Add text in the Heading Content area of your page, following Calvin Web standard naming conventions.
- Copy and paste your Heading Content into the Title Box for your page.
- Connect your page to the correct navigation bar.
- Go to Modify>>Template Properties and enter the correct bodyClass word for your page.
- Verify that the section your page is in is bold in your navigation bar. If it is not, check that you have the correct bodyClass word typed in Template Properties.
- Go to Modify>>Template Properties and enter one of four layout options in the bodyID area.
- Enter content on your page, removing all unnecessary line break from the text.
- Add any appropriate links to your text.
- Add any images that you want on the page (re-size first in Fireworks).
- Spell-check your page (Shift+F7).
- Make sure you have followed Calvin's Editorial Style Guide in your Web copy.
- Gain any sign-offs or approvals you need before publishing the page.
- Run the Web Update Button for your Web site.
- Go to your new page in a Web browser to check for any broken links or other problems on the page.
Things to do after you've created a Web page
- Check each page you create at least every three months to make sure none of the information on it is outdated.
- Remove any outdated information (i.e. majors that no longer exist, profiles of students who have graduated, events that have come and gone).
- Run through your pages to find any broken links (Web sites linked to often change or remove their pages).