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Designing a website

  1. 1. Designing a Website<br />KhirulnizamAbdRahman & NurulIbtisamYaakub<br />0129034614<br /><br /><br /><br />
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  3. 3. Content<br /><ul><li>Web Page Construction
  4. 4. The 3Cs of Web Design
  5. 5. Top Ten Good Deeds in Web Design (Nielsen, 1999)
  6. 6. Static and Dynamic Web Site
  7. 7. Static Web Site
  8. 8. Dynamic Web Site
  9. 9. Static or Dynamic</li></li></ul><li>Web Page Construction<br />A good Web page’s author must try to anticipate the needs and interests of the Web page’s readers<br />A good Web page is not only based on its looks and design. In fact, a good Web page is the one that can offer information + creative design. Might as well, it can welcome the viewers back to the page<br />
  10. 10. The 3Cs of Web Design<br />Simply, always remember the three Cs rules in developing Web Page:<br />Quality Content<br />Reader Convenience<br />Artistic Composition<br />
  11. 11. The 3Cs of Web Design (cont)<br />Quality Content<br />Make sure you have a quality content to be offered<br />Check your facts, cite resources if appropriate and produce a credible structured document<br />Reader Convenience<br />Think and consider your reader<br />Make it easy to find things, to move around your reader and to view the web as you intend it to be viewed<br />Also keep download times down to a minimum<br />
  12. 12. The 3Cs of Web Design (cont)<br />Artistic Composition<br />Have an artistic design<br />The look and feel of your web page will only be appreciated if the first two concerns are adequately met<br />Beginner web page authors are often enamored with the fun of digital graphics and images. <br />It’s fine to have fun, but make sure that the designs are not getting more attention than the content<br />
  13. 13. Top Ten Good Deeds in Web Design (Nielsen, 1999)<br />Place your name and logo on every page and make the logo a link to the home page<br />Provide search if the site has more than 100 pages<br />Write straightforward and simple headlines and page titles <br />Structure the page <br />
  14. 14. Top Ten Good Deeds in Web Design (Nielsen, 1999) (cont)<br />Use hypertext to structure the content space into a starting page that provides an overview and several secondary pages that each focus on a specific topic<br />Use high quality photos <br />Use relevance-enhanced image reduction when preparing small photos and images <br />
  15. 15. Top Ten Good Deeds in Web Design (Nielsen, 1999) (cont)<br />Use link titles to provide users with a preview of each link <br />Ensure that all important pages are accessible for users <br />Do the same as most big websites else: if most big websites do something in a certain way, then follow along since user will expect things to work the same on your website <br />
  16. 16. Biggest Mistakes in Web Design<br /><br />Believing people care about you and your website.<br />can't figure out what your website is about in less than four seconds<br />Contrast<br />My website is everything<br />
  17. 17. …cont<br />5. Have you ever seen another website?<br />6. Navigational failure<br />7. Site lacks Content<br />8. Forgetting the purpose of text<br />9. Too much material on one page<br />10. Misusing Flash<br />
  18. 18. Some words about pictures (or Flash)<br />Pictures are not crawlable.<br />Flash in the front page is frustrating (if user has no bandwidth connection)<br />Provide options<br />
  19. 19.<br />Samples of horrible websites<br />
  20. 20. Information overload (crowded)<br />
  21. 21. Bad text (hard to read)<br />
  22. 22. 100% Flash + Bad Navigation<br />
  23. 23. Bad typography<br />
  24. 24. Graphical Menu<br />
  25. 25. Graphical Menu<br />
  26. 26. Flashy – my eyes hurt<br />
  27. 27. Cool Websites Design<br />
  28. 28. Provide Search Facility<br />
  29. 29. Design for Mobile Devices<br />Why?<br />Small screen<br />Not so powerful browser<br />Limited data network<br />
  30. 30. Design for Mobile Devices<br />Most of popular CMS provide Mobile plug-ins<br /><br />Joomla<br />Wordpress<br />
  31. 31. Exercise<br /><br /><br /><br />Visit the websites above, discuss the weaknesses (based on the 10 Good Deeds in Web Design (Nielsen, 1999) ). Suggest five (5) improvements for each website.<br />