Web Publishing for Genealogy

Designing Your Web Site

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The Look of your Pages

Although people will be coming to your pages primarily for information, it is obviously preferable to have pages that look good. Initially, when planning your site, you might decide it's better to make information available immediately, and then devote time to improving the look of the pages later:

  • a good looking page with no useful information is a waste of time for genealogical purposes
  • a dull-looking page with interesting content will still be worth visiting.

The following sections look at the techniques that are available to make your pages visually interesting (or at least not dull).

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4. Designing Your Web Site