SEO – Search Engine Optimization

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Click here for Google’s Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide

Simple take – aways: 

  1. Never leave a page “Untitled”
  2. Use Alt Text Behind Images
  3. Add Unique Descriptions using Meta Tags – including keywords
  4. Use Heading Tags

What is SEO? 

Tips straight from Google Analytics

Beginners guide to SEO

Dreamweaver SEO Tips

 

 

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Publishing your site

LYNDA: Chapter 8: (13 min) 

Chapter 10: Managing a Site: (44 min)

From Adobe: Publish and Manage your Website

Really great tutorial: Publish your Website in Dreamweaver (with practice files)

Another good one: GoDaddy

Buying a domain name (one time fee) + Web Hosting (monthly fee)

One example: Godaddy.com

Final Critique Day: Dec. 5

Requirements for Final Critique Day: Wednesday, Dec. 6

BEGINNING OF CLASS CRITIQUE  on your Responsive Web Design Project AND hand in of your final portfolio files.

No exeptions. No time to save files. Walk in, on time… be ready or points will be deducted from your final portfolio grade for lack of professionalism. (10 points will be deducted for failure to meet this beginning of class deadline)

Critique will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Final Portfolio Requirements: (This counts as your Final Exam)

 Turn a folder of digital files on the server labeled “Dreamweaver” FALL 2018

Web Design Projects:

The folder of files should have the following projects saved with all accompanying files:

Save the folder with your name:

Have two internal folders labeled as follows:

  1. Website Redesign Project
  2. Responsive Web Design Project

Design Statement:

1-2 page designer statement answering the following questions in paragraph format: (save as designstatement.docx )

What did you learn this semester? (Technical + conceptual)

How is your view of web design  and Dreamweaver different after taking this class?

What aspect of the web design did you enjoy the most/the least?

Is there anything specific that you would have liked to have gone over?

How can you improve your design skills for the future?

What do you see as the future of web design?

How can I improve http://www.professorhopkins.com? Do you use it?

Anything else you would like to tell me?