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Chris Eguires
Chris Eguires
3,338 Points

Beginning a website

I have been watching the videos in webpage design (this track takes a while) and I watched the Django one as well. My question is this - what is the general workflow from beginning to end of making a website? To me it currently seems to make sense to create the barebone html/css files first and then port that over to Django and make the appropriate modifications and add the back-end work from there. Does this seem reasonable or should I start from Django from the very beginning? I guess the question is whats the most efficient use of my time when making a website.

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jason chan
jason chan
31,009 Points

First is to have a plan. Plan out everything.

  • What problems do I want to solve? Do I just want to make a news blog?
  • wireframe (use photoshop and illustrator to create the template)
  • figure out how it looks mobile then desktop media queries
  • choose colors that work together tough one
  • Assets(pictures, sound, video, writing)
  • Build it through html and css
  • features
  • backend for you django and python (mysql create the data and how the tables will interconnect)