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Website Evaluation. by Nicole Huang@AFL.NFU. Types of WebPages. Advocacy Web Pages :An Advocacy Web Page is one sponsored by an organization attempting to influence public opinion (that is, one trying to sell ideas).

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Website Evaluation

by Nicole Huang@AFL.NFU


Types of WebPages

  • Advocacy Web Pages:An Advocacy Web Page is one sponsored by an organization attempting to influence public opinion (that is, one trying to sell ideas).

    Physicians for Social Responsibility (http://www.psr.org)GOOD TV (http://www.goodtv.com.tw)

  • Business/Marketing Web Pages:A Business/Marketing Web Page is one sponsored by a commercial enterprise.

    Lands' End Direct Merchants (http://www.landsend.com/) EZFLY Travel (http://www.ezfly.com.tw)


Types of WebPages

  • Informational Web Pages:an informational webpage is one whose purpose is to present factual information.

    Environmental Protection Agency (http://www.epa.gov)NFU (http://www.nfu.edu.tw)

    Smithsonian Institution (http://www.si.edu)

  • News Web Pages: a News Web Page is one whose primary purpose is to provide extremely current information. washingtonpost.com (http://www.washingtonpost.com)

    Wall Street Journal (http://www.wsj.com)


Types of WebPages

  • Personal Web Pages:Personal Web Page is one published by an individual who may or may not be affiliated with a larger institution. Although the URL address of the page may have a variety of endings (e.g. .com, .edu, etc.), a tilde (~) is frequently embedded somewhere in the URL.

  • 孟佳http://moon.nfu.edu.tw/~a112142/

    Nicole Huang http://sparc.nfu.edu.tw/~phuang/


SCAD Checklist

  • Source Evaluation:author’s credentials

  • Contents:accurate and updated information, fairness,external

    consistency

  • Access:multimedia formats, software, download time

  • Design:well structured, easy to navigate, visual elements,

    active hyperlinks

    ---adopted from Graus’s online thesis (5.4.)


Checklist for a Webpage

  • Authority:who is responsible for the contents

  • Accuracy:is the content reliable? And free of grammatical, spelling, and typographical errors?

  • Objectivity:are the person’s biases clearly stated?

  • Currency:are there dates on the page?

  • Coverage:are there indications for the completion of the page?

    by Alexander & M.A. Tate: July 1996


Webpage Design Principle

  • Simplicity

  • Consistency

  • Clarity

  • Balance

  • Harmony & Unity

    available at : http://www.usask.ca/education/coursework/skaalid/page/design/webdsgn.htm


Hands-On Practice

  • Please evaluate both you and 3 of your classmates webpages (if your no. is 1, evaluate no.2 , 3, and 4 …).

  • In your evaluation, you have to address the evaluated criteria from the prior readings, PowerPoint slides, or online articles and make suggestions of how to improve your and your classmate’s websites.

  • Send your valuable evaluation results on 1) your own blog and 2) your classmate’s blog


Assignment / Free Website Evaluation

Bobby Online Free Portal

This free service will allow you to test web pages and help expose and repair

barriers to accessibility .

http://bobby.watchfire.com/bobby/html/en/index.jsp

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0

http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/

These guidelines explain how to make Web content accessible to people with disabilities. The guidelines are intended for all Web content developers (page authors and site designers) and for developers of authoring tools. The primary goal of these guidelines is to promote accessibility.


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