After searching the internet, through google search, for web development process, the two sebsites that come up are http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/06/22/following-a-web-design-process/ and http://www.forbes.com/sites/ilyapozin/2013/06/05/4-steps-for-a-better-website-development-process/. The first one is organizational while the second one is educaitonal. The development plan that smashing magazine website follows is architectural while the second one uses a design approac. The first one is the ,lost effective because it shows how the plan of the website has been developed. The develoment processes for the two websites are the same. They are the same because they follow the same process only the focus is on structure.
In the site, http://www.deankoontz.com, the element that draws my attention most is the page title, “DEAN KOONTZ”. This title seems misplaced because it sounds ambiguous in relation to the other page contents. A good page title should be simple and have a direct association with the page content. However, the page provides comfortable path through the page elements due to the presence of back and forward buttons. However, the wordiness inherent ambiguity compromises the quality of the page design (Hubbard & Stevens, 2012).
In the site http://aquent.com/, the content element draws my attention most since the meaning of the title page directly rhymes with the service advertisement within the page that is made simple and straight forward with attractive design. In addition, the site provides comfortable path through the page elements. The site is also very educative on how to carry out technology service adverts (Zahran, 2014).
In the site, http://jorgehurtado.com/portfolio/, the contents elements also draw my attention. Right from the home page, the summary of the site content is provided which provide the whole overview for the reader concerning the whole site content. It also provides paths through elements with an easy way of identifying the most important elements through descriptive text emphasis such as bolding and coloring of text headings. As a result, the site is also educative (Zahran, 2014).
The simple solid lines are used to emphasize the contents by presenting them with different colors to hold different text links. The third site uses simple shapes in the home page to show sample items designed and advertised in the site. All the websites apart from the first one conform to expectations related to their overall purpose and the intended audience.
The navigational elements had a comfortable path because of the paths that they follow and the pages that they lead the web users. The intention of the shapes that are used help to visually guide the web users and show the pages that they are supposed to land.
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