Form verification from workshop
Final Project - Requirements
- All pages must pass HTML and CSS Validation
Review: Use toolbars OR validate css or validate html directly
- Demonstrate that you have a template on which your submitted code is built. Extra credit: have more than one layout in the same template “family”
Review: Customizing a Dreamweaver template
- Have a site with navigation menu and at least two pages based on this template. Extra credit – include some multimedia or jquery effect.
Review: Include files for shared content
- Have a third page that contains a working form that returns email responses to you. This form and the associated thank you page should also be based on the template.
Review: Email Form Instructions
- Extra credit – beauty, utility, completeness. The assignment is for the rudiments of a maintainable site. Extra credit is for this site to be complete – interesting or useful and attractive to behold. Something ready for a real audience!
Search Engine Optimization
Disclaimer: Google is by far the number one search engine. Google is trying very hard NOT to allow you to optimize for their search engine. The reasoning is that a search engine should find the actual experts on a subject, not just people that say they're the experts. So Google's search logic, in addition to always being refined, strongly emphasizes the number of pages that link to you, as opposed to anything you do in the pages themselves. This is partly what makes them a great search engine. So realize that although these notes are about being smart and optimizing your pages for search engines, doing these things may not raise your position in the search. You still need to employ good marketing techniques including networking and advertising. Okay. I've said it, soapbox over. Go to Notes On SEO.