06 Sep 2011
WEB DESIGN Textbook Assignment POINTS: 20 (additional PPT file required)
Chapter 4: Planning a Successful Web Site: Part 2
PART 1. Definitions: Briefly define the following terms:
internal style sheet A sheet inserted within a page’s HTML heading tag
external style sheet A sheet saved in the folder with the site’s pages; linked with an HTML tag
CSS Specifications that allow you to define one or more properties and values for specific HTML tags
layout grid An underlying structure of rows and columns to position a content on a page
Table An arrangement of columns and rows
Types of LINKS:
text link Hyperlinks based on a word or words in an HTML document
rollover link Text links that look like body text; when hovered over it changes color and/or underlined
image link Image with a link assigned to it
image map An image that has areas to which a link is assigned; hot spots
navigation menu A list of related links
navigation bar Generally uses graphic buttons present links
navigation tab Present links as small tabs; linking to alternative views of the content
breadcrumb trail An outline or list that shows the visitor where they are from the home page to the current page
site map A site with a large number of pages and a complex structure
PART 2 Questions: Answer each of the following briefly, but completely.
1. The previous chapter discussed four of the six steps in planning a successful web site. Briefly describe Step 5:
The main idea in step 5 is visual consistency. To accomplish this, use design features repeatedly. Actual content, color scheme, typeface, and content position.
2. Briefly describe Step 6: The ability to navigate effectively on the Web site using text links, image links, and related link groups. Such as tabs, bars, breadcrumb trails, sitemaps, and menu bars.
3. List six effective navigation design tips (page 118)
1. Create both a user-based and user-controlled navigation system. Test as you go if possible
2. Place major links at the top and/or down the left side of all your Web pages. Promotes unity & balance
3. Avoid ambiguous text in text links. Consider the expectation and usability for the visitor
4. Ensure that links clearly identify their assigned pages
5. Include a Next page and Previous page links on sequentially visited pages. And a link to the home page on underlying pages
6. Follow the WAI guidelines for all links
PART 3 PowerPoint Presentation
Create a PowerPoint presentation from the Site Plan Checklist at the end of the chapter, pages 119-120, by following the following steps.
NOTE: You will need the sheet on how to create PowerPoint presentations posted in CONTENT on D2L.
To create your presentation:
Web Site Design Plan Checklist
(press tab key once) Web Design, term here (i.e. FALL 2009)
(press tab key once) Presented by: your name #number
Step 1: Define the site’s purpose
(press tab key once) Identify the primary and secondary goals for your Web site.
(press tab key once) Determine the objectives necessary to meet the site’s goals.
(press tab key once) Write a formal purpose statement for the site.
Follow the instruction sheet to edit your presentation as follows: