Web Page Design : Psychological Disorders Research
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Color Choices Colors of background, fonts, Colors of background, fonts, Colors of background, fonts, Colors of background, fonts,
unvisited and visited links unvisited and visited links unvisited and visited links unvisited and visited links
form a pleasing palette, do do not detract from the do not detract from the make the content hard to
not detract from the content, content, and are consistent content. read or otherwise distract the
and are consistent across across pages. reader.
Fonts The fonts are consistent, The fonts are consistent, The fonts are consistent and A wide variety of fonts,
easy to read and point size easy to read and point size point size varies styles and point sizes was
varies appropriately for varies appropriately for appropriately for headings used.
headings and text. Use of headings and text. and text.
font styles (italic, bold,
underline) is used
consistently and improves
Graphics Graphics are related to the Graphics are related to the Graphics are related to the Graphics seem randomly
theme/purpose of the site, theme/purpose of the site, theme/purpose of the site, chosen, are of low quality,
are thoughtfully cropped, are are of good quality and and are of good quality. OR distract the reader.
of high quality and enhance enhance reader interest or
reader interest or understanding.
Links (content) All links point to high Almost all links point to Most links point to high Less than 3/4 of the links
quality, up-to-date, credible high quality, up-to-date, quality, up-to-date, credible point to high quality, up-to-
sites. credible sites. sites. date, credible sites.
Copyright Fair use guidelines are Fair use guidelines are Fair use guidelines are Borrowed materials are not
followed with clear, easy-to- followed with clear, easy-to- followed with clear, easy-to- properly documented OR
locate and accurate citations locate and accurate citations locate and accurate citations material was borrowed
for all borrowed material. for almost all borrowed for most borrowed material. without permission from a
No material is included from material. No material is No material is included from site that requires permission
Web sites that state that included from Web sites that Web sites that state that
permission is required unless state that permission is permission is required unless
permission has been required unless permission permission has been
Spelling and Grammar There are no errors in There are 1-3 errors in There are 4-5 errors in There are more than 5 errors
spelling, punctuation or spelling, punctuation or spelling, punctuation or in spelling, punctuation or
grammar in the final draft of grammar in the final draft of grammar in the final draft of grammar in the final draft of
the Web site. the Web site. the Web site. the Web site.
Content The site has a well-stated The site has a clearly stated The purpose and theme of The site lacks a purpose and
clear purpose and theme that purpose and theme, but may the site is somewhat muddy theme.
is carried out throughout the have one or two elements or vague.
site. that do not seem to be
related to it.
Layout The Web site has an The Web pages have an The Web pages have a The Web pages are cluttered
exceptionally attractive and attractive and usable layout. usable layout, but may looking or confusing. It is
usable layout. It is easy to It is easy to locate all appear busy or boring. It is often difficult to locate
locate all important important elements. easy to locate most of the important elements.
elements. White space, important elements.
graphic elements and/or
alignment are used
effectively to organize
Content Accuracy All information provided by Almost all the information Almost all of the There are several
the student on the Web site provided by the student on information provided by the inaccuracies in the content
is accurate and all the the Web site is accurate and student on the Web site is provided by the students OR
requirements of the all requirements of the accurate and almost all of many of the requirements
assignment have been met. assignment have been met. the requirements have been were not met.
Interest The author has made an The author has tried to make The author has put lots of The author has provided
exceptional attempt to make the content of this Web site information in the Web site only the minimum amount
the content of this Web site interesting to the people for but there is little evidence of information and has not
interesting to the people for whom it is intended. that the person tried to transformed the information
whom it is intended. present the information in an to make it more interesting
interesting way. to the audience (e.g., has
only provided a list of links
to the content of others).