Name: Gabriel Lambert
WEB DESIGN Textbook Assignment POINTS: 10
Chapter 3: Planning a Successful Web Site, Part 1
PART 1. Definitions: Briefly define the following terms:
Target audience is the type of visitors to whom a Web site’s content is directed.
Needs assessment is an evaluation of a Web site target audience’s wants, needs, and expectations.
Home page is the anchor for the entire site.
Splash page is a starting or Web site entry page that uses images, animation, and sound to capture the visitors’ attention.
Value-added content is Web page content that is relative, informative, and timely.
Dynamically generated content is Web page content that automatically updates periodically or appears when trigged by a specific event.
PART 2 Questions: Answer each of the following briefly, but completely.
1. List and briefly describe the SIX steps of creating an effective web site (four of them are discussed in more detail in this chapter, the other two are discussed in Chapter4) .
1. Step 1: Define the site’s purpose – define the site’s goals and objectives and then formulate a written purpose statement for the site.
2. Step 2: Identify the site’s target audience – we must identify the specific group of visitors to which the site is targeted.
3. Step 3: Determine the site’s general content – it will likely include multiple Web pages using a combination of text, images, audio, voice, animations, and multimedia elements.
4. Step 4: Select the site’s structure – the linked arrangement of the site’s pages from the home page.
5. Step 5: Design the look and feel of the site – promote unity and maintain visual identity across pages on the site.
6. Step 6: Specify the site’s navigation system – the final step in developing the site plan is to specify the navigation system that will be used.
2. Describe 3 tips for creating an effective home page:
1. Who: Company name in text format, graphic logo, tag line, copyright notation, and similar elements that clearly identify who owns and publishes the site.
2. What: Summary text and images that show visitors what content is available at the site.
3. Where: Easily identifiable navigational links to other pages at the site to indicate where specific information or features are found.
3. What is dynamically-generated content? Dynamically generated content is Web page content that automatically updates periodically or appears when trigged by a specific event.
In the ebay search box, search for each of the following items. Browse through the “hits” (items you found on ebay), then briefly describe what you found:
1. ipod touch On ebay, I had seen different ipods with different prices, technical specs, and pictures.
2. leather jacket (Depends on how the jacket fits.) I found different pictures with different prices with multiple categories, and definitions of what is in the picture.
3. I searched for “How to make an A in the course Intro Into Web Design, and ebay came up with this answer: We were unable to run the search you entered. Please try again in a few minutes.
--> Scroll up and down the home page, and then explore the site. Be sure to notice the site layout, how to navigate the site, animation, graphics, site colors, etc.
--> Compare the NASCAR site with the Lexus site: http://www.lexus.com/
PART 3: Site Flowchart
Follow the instructions below to create the web site flowchart found in Figure 3-17 found on page 91 (“Reusable and Recycled Goods”) of the Web Design textbook. You will use the MS WORD Smart Art tools as instructed below.
NOTE: SMART ART is an excellent tool for creating web navigation charts. We will use it throughout the course, so be sure to experiment with it until you are comfortable with the organization chart tool.
To Create a Flowchart:
NOTE: You must be in WORD to follow these instructions (if you are interested in creating this hierarchy chart in Google Docs “DRAWING TOOLS,” ask the professor for further instructions).
1. Create the flowchart:
2. Add more boxes and format the chart:
3. Insert the image at the end of this document:
Unfortunately, SMART ART does not upload correctly into Google Docs, so follow these instructions to insert the chart in this document:
4. Crop the edges of the image so only the flowchart appears:
Reusable and Recycled Goods Web Site
Created by: Gabriel Lambert