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Creating a web site - a step by step guide
is a web site I created to provide a resource for people wanting
to know about all aspects of web design. It is a step-by-step
guide to creating a web site, from registering a domain name,
HTML, style sheets, usability, design principles, creating
graphics, using Dreamweaver and submitting to search engines.
This guide provides all the steps needed to undertake to set
up a web site. It's aimed at the non-technical person, who
wants to learn how to do all the basics, and perhaps more.
This site contains (almost) everything I know about creating
a good web site. I truly believe good usability and search
engine optimization are paramount - a successful web site
takes these factors into account at every stage of the design
I started off my design career in 1998 at SCO Ltd where I
was initially employed to create graphics for web and print.
This quickly extended to include web design, implementing
corporate web pages, creating internal web sites and train
content providers how to use the corporate web site templates.
While working at SCO, I also looked after the Tarantella (http://www.tarantella.com)
web site (this has since been redesigned).
SCO Ltd is no longer a company, it was bought by Caldera
International, Inc in May 2001. Tarantella became independent
from SCO and now trades as Tarantella, Inc.
In April 2000, I moved to a small web design agency, http://www.worldwidecity.com.
Here, I specialized in web design and gained valuable experience
in working to tight deadlines and budgets.
In October 2000, I began working for Synomics Ltd as the
New Media Designer. Here, I was in charge of the external
web site, intranet, all graphic design and GUI icons. During
my time at Synomics, I redesigned and reorganized the corporate
web site and the Intranet, implemented the HTML for JSP versions
of products and carried out numerous graphic projects, including
creating cinema adverts.
I now work for Accelrys Inc, in a similar capacity as the
role with Synomics. I have recently redesigned the Accelrys
web site (http://www.accelrys.com)
to be more user friendly and accessible to search engines.
As with Synomics, graphic design and GUI icons feature heavily
in my day-to-day tasks. The new role also includes brochure
and data sheet design.
You can see details of all the sites I have designed in the
portfolio section. It's
an online portfolio of web and graphic design carried out
by myself, Karen Jessett. Some of the examples on this web
site are of web or graphic design done while working at various
companies, the remainder have been created for other contacts.