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Web design part 1

  1. 1. www.le.ac.uk/studentdevelopment Student Development Writing for the Web Matthew Mobbs e: mjm33@le.ac.uk web: http://www2.le.ac.uk/Members/mjm33 twitter: mjmobbs
  2. 2. www.le.ac.uk/studentdevelopment Session 1: Writing for the web 1. Why the web? 2. What makes a good website?
  3. 3. www.le.ac.uk/studentdevelopment Why the web? • Quick way to release latest research • No publishing cost • Wide spread • Create contacts with similar researchers • Raise educational/awareness to general public http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sna_large.png
  4. 4. www.le.ac.uk/studentdevelopment A word of warning! • The web is full of poor quality unsupported research. • A professional style and presentation is vital to make your research stand out. How is this achieved?
  5. 5. www.le.ac.uk/studentdevelopment Four Key Elements of web design Presentation • Impact • First view: what is the ‘home’ page like? • Official/academic source? • Clear headings/colour/text? • Adverts Structure • Contents/abstract • Clear what the site is about • Level of knowledge required • Headings/subheadings • Ease of navigation Referencing & Illustrations • Referencing Materials online: same rules as published work • Student Development Guide • Linking references: Hyperlink or Bibliography • How are illustrations used: Disturb flow or thumbnails? Writing Style • Long pages are difficult to read • Short blocks of text – Headings/pages • Style of prose – target audience Main Heading Sub Heading • text Sub Heading 2 • text Main Heading Sub Heading Sub Heading 2
  6. 6. www.le.ac.uk/studentdevelopment Four Key Elements of web design Presentation • Impact • First view: what is the ‘home’ page like? • Official/academic source? • Clear headings/colour/text? • Adverts Structure • Contents/abstract • Clear what the site is about • Level of knowledge required • Headings/subheadings • Ease of navigation Referencing & Illustrations • Referencing Materials online: same rules as published work • Student Development Guide • Linking references: Hyperlink or Bibliography • How are illustrations used: Disturb flow or thumbnails? Writing Style • Long pages are difficult to read • Short blocks of text – Headings/pages • Style of prose – target audience Main Heading Sub Heading • text Sub Heading 2 • text Main Heading Sub Heading Sub Heading 2

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