To make a web site consisting of a Home Page and several other pages. They must all contain text, images and links to the pages within the site plus other links to other websites.
The topic should preferably be connected to your course or the type of organization you would like you would like to be employued. Examples - A website promoting an Art Gallery, a short film festival, or a photogallery, or even a more personal hobby eg cooking or sport.
sites should have a clear purpose for existing. They should concentrate
2. Know your intended audience.
Often the perceived correctness of a particular interface design is largely dependent on the personal preferences of the individual user. For this reason, an important first step in the design of a user interface is to know who will be using the interface (Lewis and Rieman, 1994). This site is primarily ntended for those people who are new to web site design principles.
3. Have a well structured site.
authors mention that a user interface needs to communicate clearly with
the intended user. In order to communicate clearly, a user interface
should be well organized and structured (Vaughan, 1996).Web
pages within the site should have a consistent and predictable
4. Make your site easy to navigate.
If your web site is going to be useful, it must be easy to navigate. Navigation occurs at two levels; within a particular web site and between web sites. Menus are often used to aid navigation within a web site. Menus should be neither too shallow nor too deep and may lose their effectiveness if they don't have at least four or five links (Lynch, 1997). Zimmerman (1997) points out that one way to enhance the navigability within a site is to include navigation aids such as "return to home page", "previous page",and "next page" links on each web page. This not only increases the navigability within your site, but allows users who enter your site on a page other than your home page, to easily find their way around. While you don't have control over other sites, you do have control over the links from your sites to other sites. It is up to you to ensure that these links are pertinent to your site's topic and current.
5. Keep your site current.
The World Wide Web is constantly changing, as new sites are developed and old ones are changed or go out of existence. It is up to you to keep your site current and accurate. Check your links from time to time to be sure that the external sites still exist, and add new links that are pertinent to your site's topic as you discover them.
A WEBSITE / NAVIGATION and DESIGN
Look at some sites you like that may be for similar purposes to yours.
Think about colours, images, logos, content and links to other pages in your site as well as other sites.
Draw up a Rough SITE PLAN. Eg.
It will show what pages need to have links to other pages.
Add as many pages as you need. You can add sub-pages to others.
Think about which pages each page should link to.
In a simple site it s good to make a Navigation Bar that is on each page enabling any page to link to any page.
Think about ways to make the site consistent. That is, what elements like logos, navigation bar, images etc are on every page and in the same place.
Perhaps the Home page may be different as it is the First page a visitor will come to and may need some overview and basic content. It will set the ‘tone’ for the whole site.
A PAGE / STORYBOARDING
a rough SKETCH of each page. Think about images and information you want
on each page and possible where it will be placed on the page. Eg.
For the Homepage (or Entry Page, Splash Page or Welcome Page) of Illuminationz Photo Gallery
and do another for all the other pages
Consider using the standard convention of top and left of the page for name, logos, links. If they are at the bottom or the right they may not be immediately seen.
|SOME MORE BASICS|
BEFORE BUILDING SITE PLAN
like Tall Boys or Old English do not exist on most regular computers'
systems so if you are wanting to use that font then make it up as a
Ones like Tall Boys or Old English do not exist on most regular computers' systems so if you are wanting to use that font then make it up as a Graphic.
WINDOWS / HOW LINK PAGES ARE DISPLAYED
TABLES Percentage widths stretch to fit what ever Browser
and what ever size is looking at it.
Percentage widths stretch to fit what ever Browser and what ever size is looking at it.
Below is a short list of some of the things many people find annoying when surfing:
* Excessively large graphics.
The list could go on and on. And everyone has a different opinion. So try not to limit yourself with rules, just try to keep from being annoying! GOOD LUCK!
Basic Rules for Usability for Websites and Pages:
Easy to find