Introduction to webdesign

Posted: January 4, 2013 in design, Uncategorized

This might be my last blog for this year 2012. What do you know…the world still exist! Inspite of all going haywire these past few days and instead of getting some inspiration, I got some frustrations…I still choose to smile and take things the way they are. I choose to look at people who inspire, who support and understand not only because Christmas is just around the corner but because we are human and we are capable of empathy.

Before getting into my assignment, I would like to pat my shoulder for ‘a job well done’ this year!! Yehey! I am grateful for people who made it easier for me to handle both my work and studies!!! Thanks thanks!

So first semester is over and we already began with 2nd semester’s first activity. This week’s topic is all about WEB.

  1. Explain the following terms in your own words:
    • The Internet
    • HTML
    • Browser
    • Search engine
  2. Please research and add another 10 questions to the briefing process.
  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.
  4. Please upload this activity to your WordPress blog.

INTERNET: is a way of communication which uses devices and connect them with each other. Devices like computers, mobile phones, play consoles and recently some house appliances like televisions, radios etc can all be in one network using an internet connection. The internet makes it possible for a device to communicate to another device in a very short time. As I remember, people abroad used to record voice tapes and send it to their love ones which takes several days before one receives it. Today, we have different applications which uses internet as a form of communication. Skype and viber are some examples.

HTML: HyperText Mark up Language – as the name states, it is a language that enables us to create a website. It is consists of short codes typed into a text file by the site author, saved as HTML files and translated for us by internet browsers.

BROWSER: Or web browser is the physical form we see on the internet, an application that retrieves, carries and displays data i.e. text, videos or pictures.

SEARCH ENGINE: is a coordinated set of programs such as a bot or crawler that crawl around the web and gathers informations, programs that catalogues and store informations and programs that receives search request, compares data and gives back results to the search.

Here are the 20 questionnaire with my 10 added questions which is written in red.

  1. Why do you want a website? what will be the goal and purpose of the site?
  2. Do you have an existing website? If yes, what and why do you want to change or retain.
  3. Will you be providing creative direction?
  4. Do you have a logo? If yes, In what format?
  5. What kind of visitors are you expecting on your website? (Consider their income, interests, gender and age.)
  6. Who are your competitors and how do you differ from them?
  7. What actions do you want visitors to take on the site?
  8. What is your deadline for completing the site? How big is the budget?
  9. What features should be used on your website? (This includes things like contact forms, pictures, videos, etc.)
  10. Please list the names of three sites that you like and explain what you like about them.
  11. Do you have any colour preferences? What should the look and feel for the website be?
  12. Who will be the contact person for this project?
  13. What do you NOT want on your site in terms of text, content, colour and graphic elements?
  14. Who will be responsible for maintaining the website? Will the person have the time and skills to do so?
  15. Would the site support multiple languages?
  16. Do you need search engine help?
  17. How often do you need to update the site?
  18. What software do you have?
  19. Do you need social media tools built in? (Digg, twitter, facebook etc.?)
  20. Do you have a domain?

 Below are 10 questions that I believe is important to ask clients before designing a website for them.

1. Why do you want a website? what will be the goal and purpose of the site?

2. What kind of visitors are you expecting on your website? (Consider their income, interests, gender and age.)

3. What actions do you want visitors to take on the site?

4. What do you NOT want on your site in terms of text, content, colour and graphic elements?

5. Will you be providing creative direction?

6. Do you need social media tools built in? (Digg, twitter, facebook etc.?)

7. Who are your competitors and how do you differ from them?

8. What is your deadline for completing the site? How big is the budget?

9. Do you have an existing website? If yes, what and why do you want to change or retain.

10. Would the site support multiple languages?

 

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