The Westwood Public Schools has a set of Guidelines
that all staff members should follow when designing web pages.
Please adhere to the guidelines.
In general, when designing a webpage you should
design for a resolution of 800 X 600 pixels maximum. This means
the width of your page should NOT exceed 800 pixels.
TIP: In DreamWeaver, go to View, Rulers, Pixels
to turn on the rulers and see the width of your page in pixels.
Be Consistent in the design of your website.
Keep navigational elements in the same place and use a consistent
When testing, make sure you view your web page
in both Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator. Your
page may look different in one of the browsers. If possible,
also look at the page on both a Macintosh and a Windows computer.
More than any other item, the
visuals (i.e., pictures) on your webpage will determine the
user's overall experience. Images must be in .jpg or .gif
file formats. When you send me your webpages to upload you
must also send the images to be uploaded. Images are not imbedded
in a webpage like in a word processed document. Images are
generally kept in a separate image folder so the path can
Remember: When you download images
rename the image but KEEP the appropriate file extension!
can add to your webpage or can be a major distraction making
your text unreadable. Be selective using background images.
In DreamWeaver select Modify, Page Properties, Browse then select
the background image you want to use.