What is Web Design Etiquette A set of rules that address the expectations of the end users of your website. Users Current Parents Prospective Parents Teachers Students
Why – Build Trust with Users Building trust is key. If you miss a rule, it violates trust. 29% trust websites that sell services 54% trust charities / nonprofit websites 45% trust the federal government websites Source: Consumerwebwatch.org
There must be a way to put theseIn categories…
Categories for a Resource PageIt’s a start!Bonus Tip: Label PDF files with a(pdf) so users know what’s coming
Common Mistakes to Avoid MISTAKE #7 Long List of Links QUICK FIX Go through all links – start to develop categories.
Common Mistakes to Avoid MISTAKE #Final Believing people care about the website as much as you do
What People Use Websites For They want/need information They want/need to make a purchase / donation. They want/need to be entertained. They want/need to be part of a community.
Relevant Content for each usergroup is separated out from them,rather than us providing one long listfor them to hunt through. Tip: • Put each piece of content from your website on a note card. • Lay them on the table. • Shuffle around. • Start sorting. • Perhaps this is how content should start being arranged. •Not based on internal departments.
Common Mistakes to Avoid MISTAKE #Final Believing people care about the website as much as you do QUICK FIX Relax. Think about the end user.
Tools & Resources Never Stop Learning http://www.w3schools.com http://webdesign.tutsplus.com http://uxmovement.com/ Review the Dos and Don’ts http://webdosanddonts.com See What Others Are Doing http://www.bestedsites.com/ http://www.stmichaelguardians.org/ http://www.tripwiremagazine.com/2012/09/education-wordpress-themes.html Google “(Common Name) Elementary School” etc. & Click
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