Posted in Learning Activity GRA 1

Week 17 – Introduction to Web Design

Get the Basics Right

Part one

  1. Explain the following terms in your own words:
    • The Internet – worldwide network of many computers and other devices connected together.
    • HTML – universal language used by the Internet.
    • Browser – application used to view all the information from the Internet.
    • Search engine – a program that searches the whole Internet for key words which one enters into it.
  2. Please research and add another 10 questions to the briefing process.(See the lesson.)
    1. Do you have text prepared? What should be written on your website?
    2. Do you have a graphic profile? If so, do you have a profile manual?
    3. If so, can you provide original files (like a logo, decorative elements)?
    4. Do you have any photos, which you want to use for the website?
    5. Do you have copy rights for file that you want to use?
    6. Do you have any idea how it should looks like?
    7. Do you want any video or audio files on your website?
    8. Do you want your website to be mobile friendly?
    9. Do you want this website to be multi language?
    10. Will users need to log in to your website?
  3. From this list of 20 questions (your 10 added to my 10), please create the ultimate list of 10 questions that you would use for clients.
    1. What kind of visitors are you expecting on your website?
    2. Who are your competitors and how do you differ from them?
    3. What is your deadline for completing the site? How big is the budget?
    4. What features should be used on your website?
    5. Do you have a graphic profile? If so, do you have a profile manual?
    6. Do you have copy rights for file that you want to use?
    7. Who will be the contact person for this project?
    8. Please list the names of three sites that you like and explain what you like about them.
    9. Do you have any colour preferences? What should the look and feel for the website be?
    10. Will users need to log in to your website?


Part two

Surf the web and find 10 sites you would consider to be great websites. Simultaneously, make a list of 10 sites you consider bad web sites. Remember to describe why you would define them as such. Upload your lists on your blog.

Great:

Clear design, balanced colors, easy to use, everything working, good design.

  1. https://www.facebook.com
  2. http://www.netflix.com
  3. http://dreamteam.pl
  4. http://www.telenor.no
  5. http://www.kfc.com
  6. https://www.zalando.no
  7. http://www.kringom.no
  8. http://www.contiki.com
  9. http://www.reserved.com
  10. http://www.rema.no

Bad:

Messy design, bad looking, difficult to use, too bright colors, buttons not working, missing links or pictures or other add not working.

  1. http://nesgard.no
  2. http://www.kreativtnorge.no/KreativeMetoderTeknikker.htm
  3. http://www.savannah.no
  4. http://www.lusterlegekontor.no
  5. http://www.kafekrydder.no
  6. http://thepluginsite.com/resources/free_lightroom.htm
  7. http://registrar.no
  8. http://www.mariskaspa.no
  9. http://oslo.craigslist.org
  10. http://www.sogndaltaxi.no
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