Join Laurie Burruss for an in-depth discussion in this video Reading the features of a site, part of Web Site Planning and Wireframing: Hands-On Training.
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In the last movie we talked about the main structural elements that are…required to make a great homepage. In this movie we are going to look at…features that are usually expected by the user on a homepage.…One of the functions of a homepage is to draw the user into the web site and…one of the ways you can do that is give them a lot of affordances, or…activities, or things they can do on the homepage. Remember you only have less…than three seconds to seduce them and get them to stay, and to play, and to…enter into the site. I call these requisite site features "activities" and…they have places where we except to see them. Just as when we rent a car at a…car rental agency, we can get in their car and know who to drive it, we should…be able to go from homepage to homepage, and understand how it works and feel…comfortable and not have a feeling of confusion.…
So there are certain features that you will see from homepage to homepage on…companies, both large sites and small sites, and we are going to take a look at…
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After learning the tools and techniques demonstrated in this course, viewers can continue on to the next course in this series: Creating a CSS Style Guide: Hands-On Training.
- Seeing, scanning, and reading a web page
- Understanding naming conventions
- Creating file structures
- Understanding page hierarchy
- Using Acrobat and Photoshop with wireframes
- Building a professional wireframe from scratch
- Identifying and using web standards in site design
- Usability Testing