Remember not everything will work with older browsers Ex. CSS will not work in Netscape 4.75 and below Provide links on your page for the user to update their software Ex. Shcokwave, Flash, Browser links Think about people who would visit your site and the tech. They would have
Image intensive site Total graphics add up to 84 kb. Slow download on a 56 kbps connection
Provide multiple sets of links in different locations on your site Always provide alternative links to image maps Some folks are leisurely browsing your site while others are Looking for specific info. quickly like phone numbers.
Reading from the screen tires the eyes because it it back lit. Glare can be a factor Most people read 50% as fast on the computer screen Seven(plus or minus two) rule A well written procedure will contain no more than 9 steps A name=
Why would someone visit this page? Who would visit? Text filled page Very restrained Very informational Clear presentation Abundant navigation Clear headings Business oriented layout, fonts, and graphics Newspaper feel, Linear flow( Up/down) left/right
Same agency made this site Bright colors Friendly font Dynaic structure Eyecatching graphics Livelier and playful Why is this site different?
Lines show table layout
Can make info. hard to find Reduces clutter on the page
Note White space between columns Note white space between navigation and rest of page White space around each block of text.
Who is the target audience? No ads, no links Get straight to the point - searching
Who is the target audience? Has a lot of stuff to draw the users eye Like TV
Who is the target Audience? Looks like a magazine. Lots of text but well organized Note White space. Looks like print page but uses color and linking/
This page is designed for scanning Note four column headings main features Note eh abstracts for the reading available online Click on picture to go to site
Page designed for reading Can click on screen to go to web site 2 column layout allows more space for main article Note side links to related content
1 – Newest content and feature info. Can click on picture to go to site 2. Company logo and main navigation 3. Featured content that changes often 4. Reading content 5. Secondary navigation
Relative areas of screen importance
Traditional, left to right eye movement
Landscape display like a TV screen
Use text weight and color to control user eye movements Use Hort. Rules and white space effectly
Can click pic to go to site map.
Can click on image to go to page Note links in the text
Yahoo offers a dizzying array of info. on one page.
Remember Site Development Foundations manual Lessons 1 and 2 Bobby checks your code for WAI compliance Most sites fail this test. Can be run on or off line
Example of normal site versus text based version
Books reflect light back to your eye 600 dpi is fine for laser printers but a computer screen is only 72 dpi so text can look grainy Italic text will be hard to read. Use it only for emphasis