Managing Files

GDES-220 fall 2016 · American University Design
Instructor: David Ramos (

When building websites, filenames and their locations matter. Think about what you call the file and where you put it. Follow these guidelines to avoid chaos.

Photo of missing puzzle piece

Make sure that you can find important parts of your project.

Naming files



Sometimes acceptable, but not for our class


Use a name like this and lots of otters will start crying. You wouldn’t want to make these otters unhappy, would you?