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GHS208: Website Project (Keating): Organizing & Planning Your Website

Fall 2017 LibGuide for Dr. Keating's Project

Storyboarding

Hand-drawn

Get it Together!

Taking some time to get organized and plan your website will ensure that all of your group members are on the same page and creating a cohesive project. There are a number of ways to do this - you can even use pen/paper. Keep scrolling through to learn more and see some recommended technology tools.  

Mind Mapping Tools:

Image credit: PT002: Figure 2.2 by Rosenfeld Media. Used under CC BY.

Infographic layout cheat sheet

Layout Suggestions

We think that this Piktochart Blog: Layout Cheat Sheet for infographics offers layouts that works really well for webpages too - check them out!

Wireframe of website

Wireframing

Wireframing: creating a visual guide for a nonlinear project, such as a website

This blog post offers a good explanation and additional slideshow examples of wireframes.

Get Organized!

FIRST: As a group, confirm your audience, purpose, and topic

  • What does your audience already know and what do you need to explain?

  • What is the scope of your topic? [note: this may continue to evolve via research]

SECOND: Research, read, & learn

THIRD: Begin storyboard/wireframe

  • Group closely related concepts and information sources

  • Determine an order

    • With a website, your viewers don’t necessarily have to go in a set order, but they will always start somewhere - make sure you provide a solid introduction and clear navigational options

  • Create a visual of your project’s progression or layout/structure

    • On the visual, identify where specific pieces of information, media, and attributions should go

FOURTH: Review and revise as necessary

  • Identify areas where additional information or media may be needed

  • Have someone from your intended audience give you feedback

  • If you have specific questions, reach out to a classmate, your professor, or your librarians

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