November 10

posted Nov 10, 2011, 6:50 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Nov 10, 2011, 8:06 AM ]
We take a break from coding today to take a look at the big picture of web design.  Instead of focusing on HOW to create web pages, we look at WHAT KIND of web pages we should be creating in the first place. 

When finished, you'll need to submit your findings in the form of a questionnaire, so you might want to open it now and look at the questions you'll need to answer when done. 

Here's what you need to do:

The links below take you to pages that discuss elements of good and bad web design, and provide lots of examples. 
Visit a few of these pages, read the articles, look at the examples, and try to decide for yourself: 
What makes a web page an example of GOOD design? 
NOTE: In your answers to the questionnaire, you'll need to give web addresses of the pages you like. The pages above will direct you to lots of examples. Those are the pages you'll want to cite in your answers (not the pages listed above; they just get you there, and explain what good design is). 

Complete your investigation and your questionnaire in class.