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How to Build a Great Web page or School Web Site Tutorial

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CHAPTER 1 : INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET FOR THE BEGINNER

CHAPTER 2 : Learn to Build a Web Page first THEN learn how to Build a Web Site

LEARN THE BASICS
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CHAPTER 3 : WHERE TO GET A FREE WEB PAGE HOST

 

 

CHAPTER 5 : Changing Girls' Attitudes About Computers Special Edition

A PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL WEBSITE OR SCHOOL DISTRICT WEBSITE HAS HIRED SOMEONE WITH THE FOLLOWING KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
• Expert knowledge of web publishing and content management systems.
• Expert ability to design, develop, and maintain websites conforming to web standards (W3C) and industry best practices.
• Expert knowledge of HTML and CSS.
• Thorough knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and Dreamweaver.
• Thorough knowledge of website usability, information architecture, and accessibility.
• Thorough knowledge of technologies used in modern web publishing including multiple browsers, feeds, blogs, and social media.
• Thorough knowledge of structuring content and metadata to improve internal and external search experiences.
• Familiarity with multilingual web and email publishing.
• Familiarity with requirements of mobile device access.
• Familiarity with publishing video online.
• Familiarity with publishing HTML emails.
• Ability to keep up to date on evolving web communications technologies and editorial approaches.
• Ability to collaborate with technical staff on systems development and with communications staff on editorial development.
• Ability to adapt easily to new technologies for online content creation and distribution.
• Ability to handle multiple projects, react quickly to communications needs, and suggest more effective approaches to production and content packaging.
• Ability to work well on a team.
• Excellent analytical, writing, oral communications and human relations skills. Excellent attention to detail and collaboration skills.
• Thorough knowledge of written English (AP Style, Chicago Manual of Style, Strunk & White) and of best practices for writing for the web.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Updates MCPS web pages and sites with new content on a regular basis.
2. Designs, plans, and develops new web sites for offices, departments, and schools.
3. Re-architects and migrates legacy sites into the central content management system (CMS).
4. Cleans up legacy HTML and CSS to improve site efficiency, usability and content presentation; uses emerging web standards including HTML5 & CSS3.
5. Writes and edits content; assists with editorial improvements to existing sites. Contributes copy for user interface designs.
6. Develops and maintains editorial production plans and calendars for site.
7. Develops and maintains multilingual sites. Works within our publishing workflow to publish a monthly email newsletter in 6 languages.
8. Designs and codes HTML emails.
9. Trains webmasters on using the CMS and web best practices. Writes documentation for content contributors when required.
10. Uses data from site and search analytics to help improve visitor engagement, content strategy, and information architecture.
11. Conducts user research and gathers stakeholder feedback to improve site usability.
12. Maintains and grows knowledge of new technology and tools to continually improve web communications.
13. Collaborates regularly with other communications staff to enhance school system communication.
14. Performs related work and other tasks as assigned.

 

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