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Simple Website

Posted: March 19, 2013 in design, web, web design

Our 5th mandatory assignment  is making a simple website. The homepage may contain fictitious content. The text content should explain or illustrate briefly the history of HTML and CSS. Also, share briefly the experience I have had in making the website.

From the prior learning activities, we touched on some questionnaires that is essential to answer before making a website. The questionnaire can be used both by the client or the web designer. So, I have these 10 questions that will be my start in making my first simple website.

1. Why do you need a website? purposes and goals. This website should show and give information about the history of HTML and CSS; show simple and  clear navigation.
2. What do you want the visitors do on your website?    Get information and learn something
3. Who are your competitors and how do you differ from them? This is a school project so this is non-applicable yet
4. What is your timeframe and budget? Timeframe would be 1month from now
5. Do you have an existing logo? No
6. Do you have an existing website? No
7. Would the site use social media like facebook, twitter etc? Would try to add one, no promises
8. Would you be using search engines? Would insert this too on the website
9. Would the site support multiple languages? No, I don’t know how to do this yet.
10. Please list the names of three sites that you like and explain what you like about them.

1)  http://www.cytwombly.info/ : Very simple and yet different

2) http://blackestate.co.nz/:  I love that it is a scroll webpage and how the eyes navigates in every corner of the page.

3) http://blakeallendesign.com/: It is amazing how effectively typography was used.

By these answers, I will now determine what would be the content of my website.