Portfolio / HPShopping.com Website Optimization and Scalability Presentation

Modern Web Design / CSS Pitch

The interactive and animated Flash version of this presentation can be accessed here. Below are screenshot previews showing most of the content.

Slide 01: Website Optimization and Scalability Presentation

Slide 01: Website Optimization and Scalability Presentation

Slide 02: Main Menu with Clickable Subject Areas

Slide 02: Main Menu with Clickable Subject Areas

Slide 03: Section Title: Why Are We Having This Meeting

Slide 03 Section Title: Why Are We Having This Meeting

Slide 04: Evolution of Content Presentation Showing Plain Text then HTML then CSS

Slide 04: Evolution of Content Presentation Showing Plain Text then HTML then CSS

Slide 05: Examples of Modern Websites

Slide 05: Examples of Modern Websites

Slide 06: Site Audit Showing Efficient Brand Websites

Slide 06: Site Audit Showing Efficient Brand Websites

Slide 07: Site Audit Showing Non-Efficient Brand Websites

Slide 07: Site Audit Showing Non-Efficient Brand Websites

Slide 08: Improving Total Customer Experience (TCE) By Lowering Page Download Times

Slide 08: Improving Total Customer Experience TCE By Lowering Page Download Times

Slide 09: Web Page Download Simulation Showing 20 Percent Variation

Slide 09: Web Page Download Simulation Showing 20 Percent Variation

Slide 10: Quotes From Companies That Have Switched To Web Standards 1

Slide 10: Quotes From Companies That Have Switched To Web Standards 1

Slide 11: Quotes From Companies That Have Switched To Web Standards 2

Slide 11: Quotes From Companies That Have Switched To Web Standards 2

Slide 12: Quotes From Designers That Have Switched To Web Standards 1

Slide 12: Quotes From Designers That Have Switched To Web Standards 1

Slide 13: Quotes From Designers That Have Switched To Web Standards 2

Slide 13: Quotes From Designers That Have Switched To Web Standards 2

Slide 14: Quotes From Developers That Have Switched To Web Standards 1

Slide 14: Quotes From Developers That Have Switched To Web Standards 1

Slide 15: Quotes From Developers That Have Switched To Web Standards 2

Slide 15: Quotes From Developers That Have Switched To Web Standards 2

Slide 16: Improving Productivity Per Project By Saving Developers Time and Designers Time Spent

Slide 16: Improving Productivity Per Project By Saving Developers Time and Designers Time Spent

Slide 17: Section Title: How Can This Magic Happen

Slide 17 Section Title: How Can This Magic Happen

Slide 18: The iTunes Icon Example Showing Comparison of Code Used Before and After Updating

Slide 18: The iTunes Icon Example Showing Comparison of Code Used Before and After Updating

Slide 19: Explanation of Our Current HTML Structure Showing Old Table Based Code Used To Create Element On A Web Page

Slide 19: Explanation of Our Current HTML Structure Showing Old Table Based Code Used To Create Element On A Web Page

Slide 20: Explanation of Our Current HTML Structure Showing Color Coded Code Sections Content Versus Presentation

Slide 20: Explanation of Our Current HTML Structure Showing Color Coded Code Sections Content Versus Presentation

Slide 21: Explanation of Our Current HTML Structure Showing Seperation of Content and Presentation Code

Slide 21: Explanation of Our Current HTML Structure Showing Seperation of Content and Presentation Code

Slide 22: Explanation of Proposed CSS Structure Showing CSS Code Sample Next To Table Code Sample

Slide 22: Explanation of Proposed CSS Structure Showing CSS Code Sample Next To Table Code Sample

Slide 23: Ownership and Workflow Propoosal Showing Ownership of HTML files and CSS Stylesheet Files

Slide 23: Ownership and Workflow Propoosal Showing Ownership of HTML files and CSS Stylesheet Files

Slide 24: Examples of Previous Successes Demonstrate Only Time Is Needed To Make The Updates

Slide 24: Examples of Previous Successes Demonstrate Only Time Is Needed To Make The Updates

Slide 25 Section Title: When Might This Happen

Slide 25 Section Title: When Might This Happen

Slide 26: Schedule Showing Time Estimates for Replacing Templates and Begining Tech Talks To Educate Others

Slide 26: Schedule Showing Time Estimates for Replacing Templates and Begining Tech Talks To Educate Others

Slide 27: The End – Thanks for Looking!

Slide 27: The End - Thanks for Looking

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Around 2005 as web standards emerged and CSS was becoming the standard for creating and styling web page layouts, I championed the cause within HP in my department. Designers who started in print design were already familiar with using stylesheets and aware of their benefits from using programs such as Quark Express and Adobe PageMaker (similar to Adobe InDesign) when creating brochures, newsletters, catalogs, and magazines, or other types of publication designs. Business stakeholders, managers, and developers were generally less familiar with the concept of stylesheets though and this presentation aimed at informing and educating on the benefits of switching from HTML table based layouts to using CSS (or CSS-P) for positioning elements on web pages. It highlights specific benefits to the user experience (UX) (or customer experience (CX) in this case), benefits to how the brand would be perceived, plus how designers and developers workflow could be organized and optimized to reduce time spent on projects.