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Icon or Spacer Macromedia Website Production Management Techniques Phase 5: Build and Test
Overview

You’ve spent much of your time so far defining and preparing the site for actual production. You have structured the project, developed the look and feel—now it is time to compile and create the actual site.

This is the point at which the pieces you have contemplated, planned and gathered come together.This step is divided into three parts: Pre-Production (setting up), Building (HTML production) and Testing (the QA, or Quality Assurance, process.)

A comprehensive plan for both HTML production and QA is crucial to the project’s success. Throughout the building process, it is important to incorporate QA methodology, whether informally or formally.

Now is the time to reevaluate your original goals from a functional and technical perspective, reassess the complexity and scope of the project, and reassess the capabilities of your team.

Topics Covered

Pre-Production

Readdressing Scope and Budget
  Readdressing Tech Requirements
  Establishing a Method of Version Control
  Setting up a File Structure
  Addressing Site Maintenance
 
Building
  Slicing and Optimizing Graphics
  Creating HTML Templates
  Addressing Light Scripting
  Populating Pages
  Integrating with Back End
  Freezing Content and Production
 
Testing
  Readdressing QA Test Plan
  Conducting QA Testing
  Tracking and Fixing Bugs

 

 Discover
Overview
Analyzing Your Industry
Understanding Your Audience
 Define
Overview
Goals and Objectives
Creating a Project Plan
Establishing Requirements
Housekeeping
 Structure
Overview
Content
Site View
Screen View
User View
Design and Prototype
 Build and Test
Overview
Pre-Production
Building
Testing
Launch
Evaluate and Maintain
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