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Section 7.1 Identify presentation design principles Use a custom template Add pages to a navigation structure Section 7.2 Identify color scheme guidelines Use Web-safe colors. Section 7.3 Identify text properties Summarize formatting guidelines Format text Section 7.4
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Section 7.1 • Identify presentation design principles • Use a custom template • Add pages to a navigation structure • Section 7.2 • Identify color scheme guidelines • Use Web-safe colors
Section 7.3 • Identify text properties • Summarize formatting guidelines • Format text • Section 7.4 • Insert a text document • Create an image map • Define a hotspot • Use a checklist
pp. 178-182 Principles of Presentation Design 7.1 Guide to Reading Main Ideas Well-designed Web pages follow the guidelines of consistency and repetition. Using consistent visual elements and placing key items in the same place from page to page makes a site user-friendly. Key Terms consistency repetition page banner
pp. 178-182 Principles of Presentation Design 7.1 Consistency and Repetition Two features that make Web sites user-friendly are consistency and repetition. If key elements on your site are consistent, users will recognize that they are on the same site. Repetition helps users quickly find buttons and links they need to navigate through the site. consistency A logical coherence among parts; rule that encourages designers to use similar design elements throughout a site. (p. 178) repetition Design rule that encourages designers to duplicate specific elements on all (or most) of a site’s pages to make the site more user-friendly. (p. 178)
pp. 178-182 Principles of Presentation Design 7.1 Creating Web Pages • Using a template for your Web page ensures that the position and appearance of the main elements of the site will be the same on each page. • Here are some steps to finalizing a Web page: • Assign file names and page titles • Add pages to navigation structure • Add page banners page banner Page element that contains graphics and/or text, such as a site’s logo and title graphic; helps users identify where they are in a Web site. (p. 181)
pp. 178-182 Principles of Presentation Design 7.1 Creating Web Pages After you have created the main pages of a site and given them titles, you need to add them to the site’s navigation structure.
pp. 178-182 Principles of Presentation Design 7.1 • Activity 7A – Using a Template to Create New Pages (p. 179) • Activity 7B – Adding Pages to the Navigation Structure (p. 180) • Activity 7C – Inserting Page Banners (p. 181)
pp. 184-186 Choosing Web-safe Colors 7.2 Guide to Reading Main Ideas A Web site’s color scheme should both appeal to visitors and create a sense of continuity among the pages. Using Web-safe colors helps ensure that pages will appear the same to all viewers, regardless of the systems and browsers they are using. Key Terms color scheme Web-safe color
pp. 184-186 Choosing Web-safe Colors 7.2 Color Scheme Guidelines You can use colors to draw attention to important items on a page. When choosing a color scheme, it is important to select colors that are appropriate to your message. color scheme A set of selected colors used consistently for a Web site’s interface elements, such as title graphics, navigation buttons, and background. (p. 184)
pp. 184-186 Choosing Web-safe Colors 7.2 Using Web-safe Colors Not all colors will display exactly the same way on a screen. Only 216 of the many colors available will display consistently. These are considered Web-safe colors. Web-safe colors The 216 colors that display consistently from computer to computer, giving Web designers some control over their pages’ appearance. (p. 184)
pp. 184-186 Choosing Web-safe Colors 7.2 • Activity 7D – Adding Content and Color to the Home Page (p. 185)
pp. 187-193 Fonts and Typography 7.3 Guide to Reading Main Ideas When you are using text, you can specify its font type, size, style, color, and alignment. Choose formatting properties that will make your text readable, consistent, and attractive. Key Terms typography font point alignment serif sans serif
pp. 187-193 Fonts and Typography 7.3 Text Properties • Presentation design also involves the physical appearance of text on a page. • Web designers select the text’s typography, which consists of: • Font type • Font size (in points) • Font alignment • Font color • Font style typography The style, arrangement, and appearance of text. (p. 187) font A family of letters, numbers, and other symbols that share a consistent style. (p. 187) point A traditional unit of type measurement. (p. 188) alignment The position of text on a page, such as left, right, or centered. (p. 188)
pp. 187-193 Fonts and Typography 7.3 Formatting Guidelines • All the text on your page should be: • Readable • Consistent • Attractive • Fonts can be divided into two broad categories: • Serif • Sans serif serif Font that has an extra line or curve on the ends of certain letters or numbers. (p. 190) sans serif A font that does not have special adornment at the end of letters or numbers. (p. 190)
pp. 187-193 Fonts and Typography 7.3 Formatting Text in FrontPage Because FrontPage provides you with a WYSIWYG editor, you can immediately see how text is formatted on your pages.
pp. 187-193 Fonts and Typography 7.3 • Activity 7E – Formatting Text (p. 192)
pp. 195-200 Image Maps and Checklists 7.4 Guide to Reading Main Ideas You can insert Word documents into your Web pages. Image maps let users click on hotspots that link to related pages or information. Key Terms subpage image map hotspot
pp. 195-200 Image Maps and Checklists 7.4 Creating Subpages Subpages are often pages that are a child of another page. subpage A page that is a child of another page. (p. 195)
pp. 195-200 Image Maps and Checklists 7.4 Image Maps Image maps are often used on Web sites as parent pages leading to child pages. The image map consists of hotspots that lead to the child pages. Hotspots can be any shape. image map A graphic with clickable areas called hotspots that link to another page or to another area on the same page. (p. 197) hotspot A graphic link to a related page or another area on the current page. (p. 197)
pp. 195-200 Image Maps and Checklists 7.4 Checklists There are many important guidelines concerning how to use text, images, and color on your Web sites. Checklists can be useful in determining whether your pages conform to these guidelines.
pp. 195-200 Image Maps and Checklists 7.4 Checklists The Web site and Web page checklists help you verify that your site meets its design. • Web Site Evaluation • The site’s content, formatting, and color scheme support the mission statement. • The site’s color scheme is consistent. • The site’s formatting is consistent. • Text is readable against the background. • Page elements such as link bars and page banners are placed consistently throughout the site. • Web Page Evaluation • Text is presented in short sections. • Graphics support the page’s purpose. • All content is proofread and spell checked. • The page contains sufficient white space. • Important content is emphasized. • Related items are grouped together. • All hyperlinks have been tested.
pp. 195-200 Image Maps and Checklists 7.4 • Activity 7F – Adding a Subpage to the Sky Guide Page (p. 195) • Activity 7G – Inserting a Document File into a Web Page (p. 196) • Activity 7H – Inserting a Graphic for an Image Map (p. 197) • Activity 7I – Creating a Hotspot (p. 198)
Chapter 7 Resources For more resources on this chapter, go to the Introduction to Web Design Web site at webdesign.glencoe.com.