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					The House of Rock

      Web Critiquing
        Service
Owner: Lisa Rock
Agenda
   Critiqued Websites
   Critiquing Information
   Summary
   Contact Information
Agenda
 Critiqued Websites
 Critiquing Information
 Summary
 Contact Information
Critiqued Websites

 http://www.heritagehollowlogcabins.com/

 http://www.mountainchalets.com/

 http://www.uniquecritique.net/WebsiteCriti
  ques.html
Critiqued Websites           (con’t)1



 http://www.designchef.com/website-
  critiques/gus-and-company.htm

 http://www.robaldridge.co.uk/consulting/c
  ritiques.php

 http://www.webcritiques.net/

 http://nlfonline.net
Agenda
 Critiqued Websites
 Critiquing Information
 Summary
 Contact Information
Critiquing Information

 Site needs to be up-to-date.
 Search engines
   Is your website search engine ready?
   This seemed terribly important, almost
    all critiquing services were geared
    toward getting your web pages into the
    top 20 search engine results, preferably
    the top “10.”
Critiquing Information             (con’t)2



  It doesn’t seem to be that hard if you
   put “meta name” tags in the heading of
   your web page correctly.
  I did a web search for Heritage Hollow
   Log Cabins and it was the first one that
   popped up and even the old site made
   an appearance at number five. <big
   smile>
Critiquing Information                       (con’t)3



 Splash screens must die
 Usability studies have shown that fast
  response times are the most important
  design criterion for Web pages.
   Speed is paramount.
     Speedy downloads, speedy connections
     Users like fast pages
     Glimpsing the first screenfull
        Simplify complex tables as they display slower
                                   Designing Web Usability

         http://www.webreference.com/new/nielsenbook.html
Critiquing Information                       (con’t)4



 Linking
   Use trailing slashes "/" for directories (they
    display faster)
   Coloring your links: don't use nonstandard
    link colors
     Use unvisited = blue
     and visited = purple or red
   Don't open up new browser windows (it
    disables the back button, and they can do
    it themselves)          Designing Web Usability

         http://www.webreference.com/new/nielsenbook.html
Critiquing Information                       (con’t)5



 Credibility:
   Good-looking clean design equals
    credibility
 Animation
   Minimize use of animation as it is
    distracting.
 Did I say, Splash screens must
  die?
                                   Designing Web Usability

         http://www.webreference.com/new/nielsenbook.html
Critiquing Information                      (con’t)6



 Site Design:
   Your home page should offer three
    features:
     Navigation - directory of main content
      areas
     News - restrained summary of most
      important news
     Search


                                  Designing Web Usability

        http://www.webreference.com/new/nielsenbook.html
Critiquing Information                     (con’t)7



  How wide should the page be?
    600 pixels and resizable
  Your Web site is only a small part of
   the users' universe; get over it.
    Navigation should answer three questions:
      Where am I?
      Where have I been?
      Where can I go?



                                 Designing Web Usability

       http://www.webreference.com/new/nielsenbook.html
Agenda
 Agenda
 Critiqued Websites
 Critiquing Information
 Summary
 Contact Information
Agenda
   Agenda
   Critiqued Websites
   Critiquing Information
   Summary
 Contact Information
Thank you!
 Contact Information
   The House of Rock
     Web Critiquing Services
   Lisa Rock
   http://house-of-rock.com
   1-800-555-rock

				
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