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An Introduction To Websites With a little of help from “WebPages That Suck. 3 Categories of Website. Business To make money Eg http://www.virginblue.com.au/ Information To disseminate information or opinions Eg http://www.led-zeppelin.com/ Ego A personal webpage.

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An introduction to websites with a little of help from webpages that suck

An

Introduction

To

Websites

With a little of help from

“WebPages That Suck


3 categories of website

3 Categories of Website

  • Business

    • To make money

    • Eg http://www.virginblue.com.au/

  • Information

    • To disseminate information or opinions

    • Eg http://www.led-zeppelin.com/

  • Ego

    • A personal webpage


Business site guidelines

Business Site - Guidelines

  • looks professional

    • branded

    • Eg no spelling errors

  • easy to navigate

    • Divide content into logical groupings

  • Informative

    • What does the company do, can the user tell this from the front page

    • Contact information on every page

  • marketed properly

    • Search engine submissions

    • Suit the target audience

  • quick to load

    • More than a breath go somewhere else


Who is the target audience

Who is the target audience?

  • Identify

  • Current customers

  • Potential customers

  • What are their information requirements?

  • How can you best present this information?

  • What are possible paths the target audience may take?


Homepage

Homepage

Often first page a user visits so it is very important. It should:

Fast to download

Clearly display “Sites purpose”

Contain navigation

Look professional


Navigation

Navigation

  • navigation tools

    • texts

    • Graphics

    • both

  • Consistency (type, position, links)


An introduction to websites with a little of help from webpages that suck

Text

  • Content is King

  • Must be easy to read

    • Font size, face, color & background color

  • Scannable

    • Generally people scan not read

    • Bullet points

    • Summarise text

  • If there is too much text:

    • add graphics

    • Allow user to print and or download the document


Graphics

Graphics

  • Don’t use them unless they look really good

  • Keep the graphics file size small

    • ie jpeg or gif

  • Use blocks of color instead

  • Careful of background images

    • text must be easy to read

  • Use image descriptions - (Alt parameter)

  • Do you need animated GIFs

    • Don’t use them for the sake of animation


Sound

Sound

  • Is it necessary?


Good web design

Good web design…

Consider:

  • Planning 1 - site map

    • split the content into logical sections

  • Planning 2 – page layout

    • How each page will look

  • Planning 3 – Content guide

    • Page content

  • Carefully select text and graphic

  • Browser Support

    • eg IE and NN

  • Hardware support

    • Different screen resolution, download speeds


  • Creating a web page or site

    Creating a Web pageor site

    • WYSIWYG - What you see is what you get

      • Eg dreamweaver, frontpage

      • What you design on-screen will (should) appear in a browser window

    • Raw HTML code

      • Homesite, Notepad


  • Login