Web Development and Visual Presentation
Many web development firms put samples of their storyboards and flowcharts online, as part of their marketing strategy, to show the type of work they do and their development process.
Search the Internet for the keyword “Web Development Process.”
Based on the search results, complete the following tasks:
- Identify two websites that come up in the search results—note their type (commercial, educational, business, or organizational) and the development process that they follow.
- Compare the development processes and discuss the one that is more effective and why. Is the development process essentially the same in each case or is it significantly different?
- List the URLs containing storyboards, diagrams, or flowcharts to support your submission.
Visual presentation takes high priority in website design. Visual elements can be used to draw attention to specific content, guide the user experience, and identify navigational and other elements of interest on the website pages.
Visit the following websites:
Based on your observations, analyze each website by answering the following questions:
- Which page element draws your attention the most? This is the focus of that page; is it appropriate for the page or does it seem misplaced?
- Does the website provide a comfortable path through the page elements (such as logo, navigation, and content) or is it difficult to identify the important elements or the purpose of some elements? Why?
- How are simple shapes and lines used to emphasize content? Is it a mindful choice or merely decorative?
- Does the website conform to expectations related to its overall purpose and the intended audience?
- Perform the same analysis on three additional websites of your choice. Which of these websites has the best interface? Justify with specific details