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Chapter 5 Guided Tour

  • Find a large, industrial-strength site (Toyota, Apple, Adobe, ATT). Do you think this company would have made that many pages in full-color print?
    • Most likely companies would never print all of that media. IF for any reason a company did need to print all of the media listed within the index, they would most certainly not print the media in full color. A general customer of the company would never have a need to own all of the information shown in the index.
  • Do you find sites that put too much information on one page? Do you find pages that could easily be broken down into several topics, each with its own page?
    • Often while searching the Internet, you find websites that are packed with information and the information is very unorganized. If the site creator had made several pages, each for one portion of the information, the site user would find the information much more helpful to them
  • Do you find pages that are too broken up, pages where you would rather not have to click another time and wait for another page to load to get to the information? Do you find pages where there is only one short paragraph and wonder why the designer made you jump? Or pages with one large photo and no caption or buttons or other reason to be there? Making lots of pages is cheap, yes, but make sure each page is important enough to make it worth someone's while to get there.
    • All of the information in this question is exceptional information. Website creators should make additional pages, but only when necessary to do so.
  • Find a site, like www.weather.com, that is updated every few minutes. How useful would a weather site be if it could only be updated every three months?
    • A weather site that is updated only every three months would be totally useless to most common Internet users. Common Internet users visit a site like weather.com in order to get the current forecast and weather info. The only use for a weather site updated every 3 months could possibly be for a meteorologist who is studying weather patterns
  • When you come across a form that the designer wants you to print, fill out, then mail or fax in, do you respond as quickly as you might if the form had a Submit button?
    • Absolutely not.



Chapter 5 Quiz Responses

1. Web—The cost to mail the annual report to every one of the company’s stockholders could get quite pricey. If the company were to send out an email with a link to the web address where this information can be located, they could save the cost of postage as well as the cost of printing the document.
2. Print/web—I think the best option for this graphic artist would be posting some of his work on the web and sending a sampling of his printed work to potential employers in a portfolio. By combing both forms of media, the graphic artist would be able to show his versatility in the types of designs and documents he created.
3. Web--If you’re a software company working with technology, then the only answer to this question is web and not print
4. Web—Since the information changes on a weekly basis, it would be way to costly to use print for this
5. Web—since you can’t get funding for this project, using the web would allow you to post the item all in one place for a much smaller cost to you
6. Print—The fact that the collection should be high-quality means that print would be the best media for this. Web graphics that are extremely high quality take a very long time to load.

Chapter 6 Quiz Responses

1. I have never created webpages, so I do not have anything to edit for this chapter’s quiz

Chapter 7 Guided Tour

As I have been working through this textbook and completing the self-guided tours, I have become much more aware of the way web pages are set up that I visit. In the past, I never really thought about the set up or the functionality of web pages. However, now I find myself not using websites that don’t follow good design because it seems like someone who didn’t know what they were doing created the sites and I don’t want to be gathering information from someone who doesn’t know what they are doing.

Chapter 7 Quiz Respones

Of the two example websites shown, example B immediately strikes me with a visual impression of having a better interface and navigation. Example B has an obvious place to click for the variety of sections of the web page. Example B requires you to scroll down to locate links to other sections of the site. Example A even appears to have a graphic in the lower left corner that is not functioning. All of the visible graphics on example B appear to be working. Example B follows the principles of design that were introduced in chapter 6 of the text.


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