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 Writing Web Content
Roi
Posted: Nov 24 2006, 04:18 PM


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This is in my opinion the hardest part of webs design. Ok yah I admit, having bugs and stuff in your code isn't fun and/or easy, but still, I find writing content on websites, REALY HARD! You never know what to write, and if you do find some thing, you tend to think it's slightly childish and unneccery...

What do you guys do, when it comes to actually filling up thoes web pages you've just finished working on? Is there a place you go to? OR some magical article you read, which suddenly made you really smart?

I'd be glad to have some feedback on this one rolleyes.gif
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Jory
Posted: Nov 25 2006, 07:50 PM


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Well, most of the websites I make are for others, so I have them supply the text.
For my personal website, I just think about content this way: It is my website, so anything I find interesting can go there.
One thing everybody should do is just go to the website after the texts are there and review them. Something that seems great when you write it in a worddocument or on paper or whatever can be (and oftenly is) totally unfit for a webpage.
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Roi
Posted: Nov 27 2006, 07:47 PM


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QUOTE (Jory @ Nov 25 2006, 07:50 PM)
One thing everybody should do is just go to the website after the texts are there and review them. Something that seems great when you write it in a worddocument or on paper or whatever can be (and oftenly is) totally unfit for a webpage.

I agree with you on that, that is EXACTLY the problem I'm having...
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Pete
Posted: Nov 28 2006, 11:12 PM


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Writing the content isn't really that hard so long as you take into consideration two main things: Your target audience, and the type of site. For example, like Jory said, if it's a personal site, put whatever you want. If it's a site about a certain game, have a lot of information on that game, maybe a discussion thread, cheats, walkthroughs, reviews, other related games/games for the same console, etc...

When you sit down with a pen and paper and think about it, it's not really that hard smile.gif
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Martijn
Posted: Jan 21 2007, 06:07 PM


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It's also a good way to fill it up with lorem ipsum.
And then later when you know something you replace the lorem ipsum with the text. smile.gif

I'm always having the same problem as you, with a new website freshly made it's hard to fill it up.

And pete, see it like this. You got a starwars fan website. Well, you can think as long as you want but it's hard to make up a good subject! Or a general gaming website, well I don't have an idea what I should put on a general gaming website.
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Tachyon
Posted: Apr 4 2007, 02:25 AM


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Well, we all know I'm crazy and all, but I design a website around its content rather than designing a website and then trying to figure out the content later. Of course, I'm aware that this is obviously a backward notion and has no practical applications in "the real world" that I hear exists somewhere out there....
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Jory
Posted: Apr 7 2007, 08:48 PM


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Haha, agreed, websites should be based around eigher content or concept, not the other way around. Though on the other hand, dummy texts, like the lorum ispum, are oftenly usefull to give you an indictation of how the content will look when your in the design phase of the website. (Taking into account that normally, design, content and back-end are done by different people, not the same person.)
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