I recently had the opportunity to guest lecture at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. The goal was to help graduating law students who would be opening their own law practice create a website.
I chose a topic that is near and dear to my own heart: Making Websites That Don’t Suck.
A similar version of this presentation was also delivered at the 3rdSpace Inventors Club, with a similar goal of helping local inventors create a successful website to market their products.
This presentation is purposefully light on technical information. That’s because most of what goes into a successful website isn’t the technology powering it, but the thought and planning that goes into it.
Topics covered in this presentation include:
- Questions to ask yourself before getting started
- How to write good content and plan your sitemap effectively
- Choosing the publishing platform that’s right for you
- Thinking like your users think
- Knowing when to hire a pro
If you attending this presentation (or even if you didn’t) and you have any questions, please ask them in the comments below.