Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Evaluating Web Pages

Web Site Evaluations
You will be looking at and evaluating Websites. You are looking for good and bad design.


While designing a web site it is crucial that the site is attractive, fast-loading, user friendly, focuses on your content and has a high stickiness factor to it (that shows how long the visitor stays on your site). Instead of making very complex designs with less content or bare designs with cluttered content, we recommend that you find the right balance between both.
Read the content on this web page for design tips (keep it available so that you can refer back to it as you look at different websites): Your comments about the web pages you research should reflect the concepts and ideas presented by this web designer.

Now read the content here:
This web site is based on concepts for presenting good information to your web page visitors.

Now We Begin

OK, you are ready to start evaluating. Below is a list of links to web pages that were recognized for their design, whether good or bad.


What To Do

  • After viewing each individual page, copy the page by using the “print screen” button on your keyboard, then paste the image of the web page into a Fireworks document and erase or crop off the excess part of the image (you don't need the menu bar or your computer background). 

  • Next, put your screen shots into a PowerPoint presentation and describe the good and/or bad points about the web page. DON'T be vague, like "the page is boring." DO BE specific, like "the page does not tell what the company is about," or "the page does a good job of allowing the viewer to find the information they are hunting for by providing useful navigation links." If there is more than one good or bad feature, list them all. 

  • Make a separate slide (you may have more than one slide for a site) for each web page.  

  • Save your PowerPoint on your computer and then save it onto your Flash Drive.

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