chapter  8
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Designing and Prototyping

Website development is an iterative process. Imagine yourself in a valley, gazing at the majestic peak of a nearby mountain that represents the successful completion of your website project. The distance might be only one mile as the crow flies. You may envision yourself steadily marching in workmanlike fashion right up to the top; however, once you start, you find that this is impossible, the angle is too steep, and no trails take such a route. Instead, the only way to the top is a winding trail 10 miles long that has many switchbacks. Although the trail steadily rises in elevation, sometimes you actually walk downhill. Eventually, however, you reach the top, but it takes longer than you thought.