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Planning & Writing for the Web

Planning a Web site includes defining what content will be on the site and how it will be organized.  After planning the architecture of your site, you will have a clearer understanding of what content you will need to write and how to layout the information on each page.     computer lab image 

  • Site Architecture Exercise 
    A helpful exercise to help you determine the content and organization of your site.  The results of this exercise will help you develop a site map. 
  • Pre-made Design Templates
    Select a template to apply to your content.  Design templates create a consistent look and feel with the Montgomery College brand. 

  • Sample (blank) Wireframes (PPT - 143 KB)
    Use these blank wireframes to help plan the layout of each page in your site.  These wireframes are designed for use with the department and department2 templates, but are easily adaptable to other templates.

  • Guide to Plain Language (PDF - 1.1 MB)
    Use the plain language approach to writing, which helps Web viewers scan and understand the information they need.

  • Planning and Writing Your Web Content presentation (PDF - 2.7 MB)

  • Beyond Blah Blah: Creating Great Content for the Web  - New City presentation (PDF - 3.1 MB)
    How to define the top goals of your audiences; link and organize pages so users can find the content they need; structure the content and layout of pages to support scanning, understanding, and retention; and write Web content that motivates users to act.

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