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Friday, April 25

  1. page Implementation edited ... One advantage that we had that should be noted, was that the Curry Public Library already had …
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    One advantage that we had that should be noted, was that the Curry Public Library already had an account with Linux, so we didn't have to set up a host account. Also, the domain names were already purchased by Jeremy.
    We faced few challenges while building this site. Those challenges we did face, we were able to resolve with some research and guidance. However, although you do not need coding or programming experience, it is extremely useful when building a website with WordPress. Basic code training of HTML or previous knowledge of coding would make the process much easier and would maximize flexibility.
    3) Curry Public Library's New Site
    Below you will find a link to the new site:
    http://www.currypubliclibrary.org/
    4)
    Usability Testing
    Usability tests help to identify areas of opportunity and analyze the quality of a site's performance. Usability.gov offers a page that provides information on the benefits, planning and cost of usability testing:
    http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/methods/usability-testing.html

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    1) Explore the Site
    http://www.curry.plinkit.org/
    A review and analysis of the current website is necessary to understand how the site operates, what information and services it provides, and how it could improve. Below is summarization of the current site’s content:
    Curry Public Library's Current Website Content
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Saturday, April 19

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  5. page Resources edited WordPress Resources: Forums that cover a variety of topics:

    WordPress Resources:
    Forums that cover a variety of topics:
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  6. page Implementation edited ... One advantage that we had that should be noted, was that the Curry Public Library already had …
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    One advantage that we had that should be noted, was that the Curry Public Library already had an account with Linux, so we didn't have to set up a host account. Also, the domain names were already purchased by Jeremy.
    We faced few challenges while building this site. Those challenges we did face, we were able to resolve with some research and guidance. However, although you do not need coding or programming experience, it is extremely useful when building a website with WordPress. Basic code training of HTML or previous knowledge of coding would make the process much easier and would maximize flexibility.
    4)3) Usability Testing
    Usability tests help to identify areas of opportunity and analyze the quality of a site's performance. Usability.gov offers a page that provides information on the benefits, planning and cost of usability testing:
    http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/methods/usability-testing.html
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  7. page Implementation edited ... 1) Training In terms of training, no formal instruction is necessary to get a WordPress publi…
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    1) Training
    In terms of training, no formal instruction is necessary to get a WordPress published and customized. WordPress offers a tutorial upon installation. Depending upon what theme you choose or how you’d like your site to be organized, there are a number of resources available online to help you accomplish your desired design. Although you do not need coding or programming experience, it is extremely useful when building a website with WordPress. Basic code training of HTML or previous knowledge of coding would make the process much easier and would maximize flexibility.
    2) Resources
    WordPress Resources:
    Forums that cover a variety of topics:
    https://wordpress.org/support/
    Help pages:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/
    http://learn.wordpress.com/
    Farad Resources:
    If you purchase a theme be sure to explore the help options provided. DesignOrbital, which was our theme provider, was very responsive to all of our questions and were very helpful throughout the process.
    Farad Support page:
    http://designorbital.com/community/
    Contact Us Form for Farad:
    http://themes.designorbital.com/farad/contact/
    Youtube Resources:
    Building:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8o8u7OtuZY
    Maintaining:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JtPds0PbQ8
    Paid Courses:
    Lynda.com is an online company that offers video tutorials on a range of software, business, and design topics, including how to build and maintain a WordPress site. This may be a viable option if your library has the resources to pay for a subscription.
    http://www.lynda.com/WordPress-training-tutorials/330-0.html
    Information about WordPress as a Platform
    Benefits of WordPress for Libraries
    List of WordPress library websites
    Classes on WordPress for libraries
    One library's experience with WordPress
    Design Resources
    The Web Accessibility Initiative
    Usability Guidelines
    3)
    Benefits and
    WordPress & Farad Theme
    Our decision to go with WordPress was because of the many benefits it offered as a content management system. WordPress is easy to install, update, and maintain. Both WordPress and DesignOrbital offered exceptional support and there are numerous forums and free tutorials are available online. You don't need to know how to write code, although it is helpful. WordPress offers a directory that features thousands of plugins that allow for extensive functionality without the need for programming experience. WordPress makes it easy to boost your site's web rating. Search engines are able to pick up on domains running WordPress because of the way in which it is coded, which is built around the search engines guidelines outlined and launched by Google. WordPress generated code is in full compliance with the standards set by W3C. WordPress is flexible and offers a variety of customization features and themes. The Farad theme was also extremely flexible and their support team was excellent. They responded to queries within a day and were helpful before we even purchased the theme. Farad offers a modern, clean, minimal style that lent itself to the goals of our project. We were able to tailor the theme to suit our needs with relative ease, and when problems arose we were able to get help in a timely manner.
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    Farad Support page:
    http://designorbital.com/community/
    Contact Us Formform for Farad:
    http://themes.designorbital.com/farad/contact/
    Youtube Resources:
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    Usability Guidelines
    http://pokayoke.co
    Site Map
    writemaps.com

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