Presentation on theme: "Multimedia Web Site Design Chapter 13. 13 Building an Effective Web Site Creating a Web site is easy, but creating one that is useful and attractive takes."— Presentation transcript:
13 Building an Effective Web Site Creating a Web site is easy, but creating one that is useful and attractive takes knowledge, practice, and skill.
13 Web Site Organization The organization of the Web site is important. The sites home page: May be the only page on a site Often introduces the Web sites theme and provides links to the sites other pages
13 Web Site Files Each web page is a file stored on a Web server, and has a unique URL which: Distinguishes it from the millions of other Web pages on the Internet Enables browsers to find it
13 Web Programming The files for a Web site are created with programming languages: Most Web programming uses HTML or other markup languages Web design software lets you create a page, and the software then generates the HTML code
13 Web Site Goals The most important consideration in the design of any Web site is the objective of the site. These goals reflect the goals of the sites publisher.
13 Business Site Objectives A business site might have these goals: Publicizing products or services and providing a way to purchase them Publicizing job openings and providing a way of applying for them Providing financial information for investors Giving contact information for offices or stores Providing other information about the business
13 Noncommercial Site Objectives Organizations and individuals develop Web sites for a variety of purposes: Schools and colleges provide distance learning and other information. Professional and trade organizations publish announcements and other information. Public interest groups offer information or organize volunteer efforts.
13 Design Considerations Once you have determined the objective of the site, you must consider its design: It must be designed to appeal to its target audience. Text and graphic hyperlinks must be well- designed. Layout, color, text formatting, graphics, videos, and special effects provide the visual design. It must be designed to view well in all browsers.
13 Web Page Design Guidelines Meet the objectives you have set for the site. Use short amounts of text. Group sets of text on one page. Be careful with text color and background color. Be sure content is accurate and spelling is correct.
13 Web Page Design Guidelines (continued) Graphics and special effects should add interest, not distract. Navigation should be friendly, consistent, and useful. Name sources for information on the site if necessary for copyright. Colors, text formatting, navigation, and layout should be consistent throughout the site.