Presentation on theme: "1 Design a Web Page Five steps for creating a content-rich, visually appealing webpage 1. Gather information 2. Determine the Intended Audience 3. Create."— Presentation transcript:
1 Design a Web Page Five steps for creating a content-rich, visually appealing webpage 1. Gather information 2. Determine the Intended Audience 3. Create a Theme/Story 4. Plan you Navigational Tools 5. Create an Aesthetically Appealing Webpage Creating “good” Web Pages for the WWW
2 Basic Design Tips Create an effective title and main heading Use horizontal rules to separate sections Use text highlighting e.g. italic, bold sparingly Give the date when Web page was last updated Keep pages short - create a series of short related that each fit on a single
3 More Design Tips Using the same images in several places helps the browser work faster Use a small thumbnail linked to a larger images Check spelling and proof read your document Use a footer at bottom of page for general information such as address If your page is moved to a new site, leave a notice at the old location directing readers to new site
4 Challenges Graphics - does it take long to download page? Use of Hypertext links - quality of links? Use of Frames – Pros and Cons! Software requirements may limit access e.g. Browsers can alter the A PP eAre nce of information - checks your HTML conforms with current standards
5 Web based resources Criteria is needed to evaluate Web resources –traditional evaluation criteria is useful –new criteria is also needed Five Traditional Evaluation Criteria –Authority –Accuracy –Objectivity –Currency –Coverage (Alexander & Tate)
6 Criterion 1: Authority Who is responsible for the contents of the page? What are the author’s qualification for writing on the subject? Is there a way of checking the legitimacy of the author?
7 Criterion 2: Accuracy Almost anyone can publish on the Web. Are the sources for factual information listed? Is the information free of grammatical, spelling and other typographical errors?
8 Criterion 3: Objectivity Is the information trying to sway the opinions of the audience? Are the person’s biases clearly stated? Often the aims of person not clearly stated.
9 Criterion 4: Currency Is the material kept up to date? Are there dates on the page to indicate: –When the page was written? –When the page was first placed on the Web? –When the page was last revised? Date ???
10 Criterion 5: Coverage What topics are included in the work? To what depth are topics explained? Is there an indication that the page has been completed or is it still under construction?
11 Creating some pages Now on to creating your Web pages and implementing your Web Site. Each of you has a “personal space” on the School web server, denoted as: must be created and then uploaded to the server to make it available on the web!