Web Development Final Project
Your final project should include at least some use of each of the technologies we have learned.
Your site should generally have no less than 3 pages.
Document the main concept and all the requirements that go with it.
These questions may help you determine what is required to be done:
- What is your idea?
- What is your audience?
- What do they need to be able to do on your site?
- When must the site be launched?
- What technologies will you be using?
- What are other constraints that you may have?
Create wireframe diagrams for each page of the site.
- Include every single piece of content that will be on each page.
Create a site map to show the hierarchy of your site
- This is optional for a small site.
Create visual designs for each page
- This is not something we require in this course.
Developing in the following order will help you keep the process smooth:
- HTML & CSS
- PHP & MySQL
Quality Assurance Testing
Make sure it works.
Publish your site.
- Needless to say, make sure your URL works before sending.
Standard web marketing:
- Send out an email to all your friends.
- Post the link to Facebook.
- Start a Twitter account posting updates regularly
- Start a blog posting updates regularly
- Optimize your site for search engines to index by following standard SEO practices.
- Start a Google adWords "ad buy" to promote your site in search results.
- Pay bloggers to pretend they're interested in your site
- Hope that people come visit your site.
So-called guerrilla marketing:
- Put up stickers with your site's URL on lamp posts, parking signs, and toilets across the city.
- Throw parties with free booze branded with your site's logo
- Send gifts to bloggers and other core influencers with simple PR materials included
- Go to meetup groups with like-minded folks and other networking events to promote your site