Class Three Communica0on & Image
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company name How to decide what it should be What other companies/organisa0ons are using this name?
company name Can you get a good domain name?
company name Do market research, what do others think of it Wait, and use a working name.
website -‐ how it works
purchase a domain Register the domain. MANY choices.
set up email
set up other details Skype Phone Address Linked in AND Use every outgoing piece of paper, and every electronic document as business promo7on.
website Sta7c Website Think of it as your online brochure Dynamic Website If you have a lot to say and want to make changes as o9en as possible. Combina7on of the two
types of websites Blog Site: sites generally used to post online diaries, comments or views that may include discussion forums Content Site: these sites create and sell of original content to end-‐user. Corporate website: used to provide informa0on regarding business, organiza0on, or service. Commerce site (or eCommerce site): these sites are designed for purchasing or selling goods. Community site: sites where persons with similar interests communicate to each other through chaYng and messaging or through social media. Informa7on site: contains content that is intended to inform visitors, but not necessarily for commercial purposes. Personal homepage: run by an individual or a small group such as a family that contains informa0on or any content that the individual wishes to include.
also consider Password Pages: Do I need parts to be password protected? Members: Will I have members and do I need to have a member directory? Selling: Do I need to be able to sell online? Other Administrators: Do I want others to be able to edit the site?
seYng up your website HTML: No Way! Dreamweaver: Hard and only one person can access Open Source: Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal… CMS Online SoIware: Content Management Systems
seYng up your website Ques0on: How o]en do you want to make edits? How technical are you? Do you need support if there is a problem? Do you want to host yourself or include hos0ng?
a look inside
a look inside
what will it look like? Start Collec0ng • websites you like • marke0ng you like Look at great sites for ideas www.awwwards.com www.thefwa.com
what will it look like? Photos and images • iStockphoto • Ge;y
what will it look like? Wordpress Themes h;p://themefuse.com/
website sandbox Play! Two types of sites for you to go in and mess around. Homework: Pick one and let me know which one. You will then create one page, text and images. • Name company ( just make this up for now) • Your tag line • 1-‐2 paragraphs about you • 2-‐3 images