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Basic Web Design Ryan Dinwiddie UCC Spring 2010
Principle #1 Just because you  can  do it,  doesn’t mean you  should  do it.
Principle #2 Know your audience and have a clear goal for your web site.
Principle #3 Inform the user, don’t irritate them!
Principle #4 Don’t post an “under construction” graphic after you’ve published your URL.
Principle #5 Check your spelling!
Principle #6 Test, Test, Test, and Test some more  before  you go live or update!
Steps to a well designed  Web site ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Have a goal for your web site ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Identify your target audience ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Plan it out ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Plan it out ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Select a Web service provider ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Try it out: Optimize it for your audience ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Too many graphics are distracting
Few graphics makes it easy to navigate.
Maintain it ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
This document is “living” …in the past.
Characteristics of a  Good web site ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Make your site well-organized ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Organized by department.
Organized by audience type.
Organized by subject.
Make your site  easy to navigate ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
No scrolling necessary to start navigating.
Standard tool bars and a brief menu for easy navigation.
Make your site attractive ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
An example of a very unattractive site
Subaru provides a balanced, attractive Web site.
Avoid backgrounds that wash out your text.
Make your site useful ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Ways to present information ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Hierarchical organization ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Hierarchical organization.
Image Maps ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Imagemaps can provide easy means of navigation.
Tables ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Tables provide Web designers with control over layout.
Tables also provide simple organization of information.
Frames ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Frames can be used to provide a static navigation window.
Static navigation windows can be along the bottom.
Tips for frames ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
General Things to  Remember & Consider ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Test text colors against background colors.
General Things to  Remember & Consider ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
General Things to  Remember & Consider ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
General Things to  Remember & Consider ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
General Things to  Remember & Consider ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Remember Your  Hard-Copy Publishing Rules ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Clearly and Consistently  Identify your site ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Essential Elements for  Every Page ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Suggested Page Elements ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]

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Editor's Notes

  1. This is an example of using two frames. A thin frame along the left margin that acts as a static navigation menu throughout the Web site. The second frame, which often isn’t even thought of as a frame because it takes the majority of the screen, is what some might call the “content window.” It is the frame in which all information in this Web site is displayed.
  2. This is another example of a static navigation frame. Each cell in this frame is a hyperlink that will bring a Web page up in the larger frame above it.
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