In designing the web page, positive characteristics found in the critiqued web pages were considered and incorporated
into the site. Criteria which were considered in creating this site include easy
navigation, interactivity, visual appeal, relevancy, clarity and credibility. These
characteristics were a common criteria expected in a web page between group members, as they allow the user to search through
the site quickly to obtain specific information in a clear and concise manner.
The main feature
of the site is its efficiency and straight-forwardness. We decided to only give
users relevant and necessary information so as not to confuse them or to frustrate them by making them sort through needless
text. The steps and explanations are short, yet concisely, given. The site is very easy to follow, as the steps and explanations are given in an expected and sequential
order. This also makes the site easy to navigate, as the user simply has to scroll
down to view the next step in the process.
We made the
site as interactive as our site-building abilities would allow. We provided a
link to a practice problem, as well as one to the complete solution, so users may test their newfound knowledge and ensure
they understand the concept.
This is a
very visually appealing site, with the main colours being purple, white and black. The
background is white, and the main text used is black. Titles and necessary equations
are purple, to stand out. The purple is a pleasant accent, as it is not so bright
as to aggravate the user’s eyes, nor is it distracting. It was for this
reason that we avoided using several colours; one colour scheme is much easier to follow than a rainbow of colours.
feature of our site is found at the very bottom of the page, where users are informed of the last time the site was updated. This is useful as users may be aware of the relevancy of the site and they are notified
as to whether or not the site is regularly updated.
The main set back of our site is the fact that users must scroll down in order to view all the wanted information. It would have been possible to fit all the information on one screen, however we feel
that that format would have drastically decreased the aesthetic pleasantness of the site, as well as its effectiveness.
Our main problem with creating this site was our complete lack of experience and knowledge of site-building. If we had possessed the ability, we would have liked to have links at the top of the page leading users
to each separate step of the site, making it even more efficient. Another aspect
we would have liked to change was the presentation of important information, such as the equations. We would have liked them to be bordered, or perhaps highlighted in an attention-grabbing, contrasting colour.
We feel that we have created a very useful and helpful site, despite our lack of experience. It is a clear and concise site, without any unnecessary information given, and it is very easy to navigate.