Name: Gabe Lambert
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 is a style sheet that is included within a page’s HTML heading tags.
External style sheet: is a CSS text document containing style rules that are linked to a Web page.
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), which is multifeatured specification for HTML 4.01 and XHTML.
Layout grid: is an underlying structure of rows and columns used to position and align content on a Web page.
Table: is an arrangement of columns and rows.
Types of LINKS: text links, image links groups of related links presented as menus, bars, or tabs; a breadcrumb trail, and a site map.
Text links are hyperlinks based on a word or words in an HTML document.
Rollover link: is a hidden link that appears only when the mouse is hovered over it.
Image link: is a hyperlink that is assigned to an image.
Image map: is a clickable image that contains areas to which a link is assigned.
Navigation menu: is a list of related links.
Navigation bar: is related links that are generally presented as graphic buttons.
Navigation tab: is related links that are presented as small tabs.
Breadcrumb trail: is a hierarchical outline or horizontal list that shows a visitor the path he or she took from the home page to the page currently being viewed.
Site map: is a summary page of links to major pages at a site.
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:
Design the look and feel of the site – promote unity and maintain visual identity across pages on the site.
2. Briefly describe 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.
3. List six effective navigation design tips (page 118)
1. Create both a user-based and a user-controlled navigation system. If possible, test your navigation system for usability as you develop it.
2. Place major links at the top and/ or down the left side on all pages at your site to promote unity, visual consistency, and usability.
3. Avoid ambiguous text in text links. Consider usability and visitors’ expectations before varying from traditional text link colors and underlining.
4. Ensure that links clearly identify their target pages.
5. Include a link back to the home page on underlying pages. Include Next Page and Previous Page links on pages to be visited sequentially.
6. Follow WAI guidelines for text links, grouping links using navigation menus or bars, and image maps.
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: