Written specifically for executives and MBA students, the third edition of this successful textbook provides a step-by-step guide to designing an organization, from diagnosis, to design and implementation. It provides comprehensive coverage of the key aspects of organizational design, including goals, strategy, process, people, coordination, control, and incentives. Following a new diamond model, fully tested in practice, the book guides readers through an integrated methodology for organizational assessment and planning. It includes a new chapter on project managing organizational change on a practical level, new case studies, extended discussions of new organizational forms, architecture design and knowledge systems, and new practical steps for implementation and change. An accompanying website gives free access to a selection of excel models, and features additional case studies, worksheets and templates, and a downloadable questionnaire for analyzing and diagnosing current organizations.
In The Web Designer's 101 Most Important Decisions, Scott Parker distils his in-depth experience of web publishing into 101 practical insights that readers can draw on with ease. He offers best-practice and insider tips, from the basics--ensuring your web design is easily accessible and quick to load at the click of a mouse, and how to encourage people to return to your web pages and recommend them over and over again--through to designing diverse content and planning for the growth and development of your website, whether it's for business, professional or personal use. Not only for web designers, but also for anyone commissioning a web designer, this book offers a host of graphic design, process and technical tips, all fully illustrated, that will enhance your web publishing and help you stand out from the crowd!
Table of Contents Preface Chapter # 1: Why You Need To Have a Website Everyone is Online Cheap Advertising Let Your Skills Be Discovered Make Money Share Valuable Tips to Change the World Share Your Life Chapter # 2: Pros and Cons of Free Websites Pros of Free Websites Free Domain Name Free Storage Free Website Builder Monetization Cons of Free Websites Unattractive Domain Names Limited Storage Space You Can Lose Your Website No Additional Features Lack of Trust Ads on Your Website Chapter # 3: Free Website Providers Compared Weebly Drag and Drop Website Builder Easy to Use Difficult to Migrate Unattractive Themes Jimdo Easy to Use A Selection of Themes Ads with Free Plan WordPress Lots of themes to choose from Versatile and Customizable Has a Learning Curve You Pay for Advanced Features Wix Customizable Easy to Use Ads on the Free Plan Blogger Easy to Get Started Does Not Contain a Lot of Templates Make Money Chapter # 4: Signing up for a Website Easy to remember It must be short Must be meaningful Avoid hyphens and numbers Chapter # 5: Tips for Creating Great Content Have an attractive heading Add Value Update Regularly Make it Engaging Content should be scannable Make sure your content is accurate Chapter # 6: Introduction to SEO The Importance of SEO It improves your rankings Cost effective Improves your website's friendliness How to Do Basic SEO Use Keywords Strategically Add keywords to images Have inbound links Link to external websites Update Regularly Make it easy to navigate Don't buy links Chapter # 7: How to Promote Your Website Guest blogging Social Media Use Forums Tell it to friends Share free stuff Conclusion References Author Bio Publisher Preface Decades ago, it was only big companies that could afford to have websites. Fast forward to today, and an average Joe can have one running in minutes. There are now a lot of companies providing website services, driving costs down on the part of consumers. Making it even better, some of these companies are generous enough to let you have a website without paying anything. However, it's not everyone who knows how to get a free website. Besides, having a lot of companies that provide the same thing can leave you confused and not knowing which one to choose. Actually, if you are not careful, you can end up paying a high price for something that was advertised as free. This book will act as your guide to getting a free website. But, as you may know, free usually comes at a cost. So, we will look at the pros and cons of going down this road. I will then show you how easy it can be to set up a free website. But, since a website will do nothing on its own, I will also give you tips on how you can increase traffic with great content, SEO, and other methods. I'm sure you will find this book useful, so without wasting any more time, let's get started, because a free website awaits you.
This book is concerned with studying the co-design methodology in general, and how to determine the more suitable interface mechanism in a co-design system in particular. This is based on the characteristics of the application and those of the target architecture of the system. Guidelines are provided to support the designer's choice of the interface mechanism. Some new trends in co-design and system acceleration are also introduced.
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