Talk:Information Architecture - planning out a web site

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I THINK THIS WHOLE SECTION NEEDS AN OVERHAUL, AS CURRENTLY IT IS NOT VERY EFFECTIVE. THE TYPOGRAPHY AND IA SECTIONS ARE FINE, BUT I'M NOT SURE ABOUT THE OTHER STUFF. I THINK THE SECTION SHOULD BE RETITLED "DESIGN AND PLANNING", AND HAVE A STRUCTURE SOMETHING LIKE THE FOLLOWING:

  1. INTRO TO PLANNING A WEB SITE - COVER ALL THE PRELIMINARY RESEARCH AND DESIGN AT A HIGH LEVEL, AND THEN GIVE LINKS TO EACH BIT IN MORE DETAIL, WHICH WILL BE COVERED IN LATER CHAPTERS
  2. SCOPING
  3. USER RESEARCH
  4. PAGE DESIGN ELEMENTS
  5. INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE
  6. TYPOGRAPHY
  7. COLOUR SCHEMES AND DESIGN THEORY
  8. MOCKUPS/PROTOTYPES
  9. THE IDEA BEHIND UX, AND HOW TO GET YOUR SITE WORKING BETTER FOR YOUR USERS, AND FITTING WITH YOUR BRAND
  10. MAKING CHANGES, WORKING TOWARDS A DESIGN YOU CAN TAKE FORWARD TO IMPLEMENTATION

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Picture of the article author Jonathan Lane

Jonathan Lane is the President of Industry Interactive—a web development/web application development company located on Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada. He got his start in development working for the University of Lethbridge Curriculum Re-Development Center as their web projects coordinator for many years.

He blogs at Flyingtroll.