Building Websites People Can Actually Use


This fast paced webinar will take you through the stages of how a website gets built the right way - based on a solid Information Architecture ('IA') and delivering what users actually need from a website.  With hundreds of websites and over 18 years of web design and development experience behind him, your presenter, Joel Baglien, will break down the entire process and best practices that should be followed when creating or redesigning a website and implementing the Kentico Content Management System . 

  • Understanding the value of usability studies and when to conduct them
  • What goes into creating a user-centric Information Architecture
  • New ways to think about (and re-write) your content
  • Why design matters:  Less is more than you think
  • Selecting a Content Management System:  It doesn't have to hurt
  • "To Mobile or not to Mobile" . . . enable your website
  • How to gain buy-in for your website design and Information Architecture 

Learning Outcomes
People who attend this session will learn . . .
  •  What really goes into the process of designing and building a website
  • How a low tech card sort gives you high tech results
  • Why usability should matter to you - and why you should care
  • How much usability testing is enough and how not to waste your money (and time)
  • Why you should ask the people who use your website what they think of it
  • What facts you need to support your design and Information Architecture decisions
  • What important questions you should ask about a Content Management System
  • How a CMS makes Mobile delivery easy(ier)
  • How to migrate your legacy content with less pain
  • How to say more with fewer words (and maybe a graphic or two)
  • Why less can be more where a website's look and feel is concerned

About High Monkey Consulting
High Monkey Consulting is a Certified Kentico Partner and has long history building CMS powered websites.  With offices in Minnesota and Michigan, High Monkey has clients throughout the United States and Canada.  We have the crazy idea that websites should put the end user first and be easy to use.  We believe that the best technology and tools in the world can't provide a good user experience without thoughtful planning and a solid user experience methodology.
About Joel Baglien
Joel Baglien is VP of Consulting Services for High Monkey Consulting based in Roseville MN.  Joel has been building websites since the early days of the web (1994).  He is a veteran of websites done "the hard way" editing HTML code and JavaScript, and of building websites with blunt instruments like FrontPage.  Throughout it all, Joel has always been a proponent of creating websites with solid Information Architectures that are also easy to use.  Before turning to the dark side of technology, Joel had a career as an Human Resources Manager and worked with every operational, production, and support group you can name with several Minneapolis based technology manufacturing companies.  Joel and his wife Jodi have 3 children.  In his spare time, Joel restores old motorcycles and rides fast.
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