EDT 321 Web Design Evaluation
WEB DESIGN EVALUATION CHECKLIST
Evaluate two websites of your choice. Put the URLs of the two websites in the first row of the following table. Rate the site according to the web
design criteria of navigation, ease of use, the CRAP principles, audience appeal and suitability, and general overall impression in the columns for
each website. Use a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 meaning the criteria was NOT met and 10 meaning the criteria was met completely. Please enter
evaluation comments to explain your Rating decisions for each criteria. Post your completed project to your AFS space and link it to your website.
Web Design Criteria URL: http://g3k.livejournal.com/ URL: http://yaledailynews.com
1. Navigation Rating: 10 (1=NOT met.. 10=Met totally) Rating: 10 (1=NOT met.. 10=Met totally)
Navigation options are clearly marked and self- Comment: Innovative menu includes Comment: Navigation and links functional
explanatory links on relevant words of song lyrics and helpful
Links to other pages and back to home page are All links are functional and relevant
All links work
Links to other sites are relevant
2. Ease of Use Rating: 7 (1=NOT met.. 10=Met totally) Rating: 7 (1=NOT met.. 10=Met totally)
Users can navigate without difficulty Comment: Download speed is Comment: Site is mostly easy to navigate
Users can locate needed information easily acceptable. Help features are only and offers a lot of related information, but
located on inside pages, but that’s where I was unable to find help features.
Help features are available and easy to access the interactive features are. Information
Download speed is acceptable is located below first screen’s worth of
site for graphical effect.
3. CRAP Principles Rating: 6 (1=NOT met.. 10=Met totally) Rating: 8 (1=NOT met.. 10=Met totally)
Contrast –colors support readability and Comment: Contrast generally Comment: Contrast, repetition, and
understanding, headings and subheadings help with acceptable, but gray on black not as proximity are acceptable, but text does
navigation easy to read. not stay in columns marked by colors.
Repetition – page design is consistent for all pages Design not consistent from front page to Background image also repeats when it
inside pages. shouldn’t.
Alignment – page design helps users read the content
Proximity – related items are close to each other, Page design OK but could be more
information is easy to find helpful for reading.
Information is generally easy to find.
4. Audience Appeal and Suitability Rating: 9 (1=NOT met.. 10=Met totally) Rating: 7 (1=NOT met.. 10=Met totally)
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Text is readable and in an appropriate font for the Comment: Text is generally readable but Comment: Advertisements a bit
intended audience somewhat small, and media elements distracting, but most media elements
Media elements enhance the content add to the content, spurring exploration. enhance the content. Text is readable,
but the site could be more inviting.
Advertising does not interfere with content
The site invites the user to explore
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