Technical Notes by the CWLU Herstory Website Production Committee (2002)
Typically, Estelle designs the look of the web graphics and page templates (basic layouts used on a repeating basis) and then Bob puts in the content, which may come from individuals in the form of word processing documents, video tapes, audio tapes, photos, paper documents, or even handwritten notes. The web pages are created and then uploaded to a "test site" to debug problems.
Working on this project has taught us a lot about the importance of developing a collaborative team approach. A lot of what we know about web production has been learned "on the job" and from more experienced people who have been very generous with their time. While the networking of computers is essential, it is the networking of human minds and hearts that is truly the important factor.
Hardware: We use a mixture of newer and older equipment, some of it purchased used or refurbished, but still quite serviceable.
Software: Our software is pretty standard for web production
|graphic by Estelle Carol|