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Q&A; four
May 23, 2009, 6:38 am
Filed under: 1

THE RELEVANT WEBSITE: http://www.thisfashion.com.sg/index.html

How do you find this site? (in 3 words)

  1. outdated,
  2. lackluster,
  3. unprofessional.


Who do you think the site is created for?

  • People who are already customers of This Fashion and whose sole purpose is to check for more information on the store. Eg, address and locations of the branches.
  • Middle age aunties who don’t surf the net often, thus hardly seen any websites impressive enough to be sorely disappointed with the site.
  • They might be aimming to attract new customers, but I doubt it did that part any good.
  • For people to point fingers at.

What are the good attributes of the site (in terms of usability, aesthetic issues, etc)?

  • Well organized and clear, not messy. Users can find the information they need easily.
  • Good font face used. Text are legible for most pages.
  • Good use of tables.
  • Short loading time.
  • Easily found on search engines.

What are the bad attributes of the site?

  • Improper titles are given for most of its pages.
  • Including the long complicated CSS codes in every page instead of using style sheets.
  • Lack of colours and pictures to tell visitors more of its site, thus unable to promote its store to the visitors.
  • Due to its dull and non-inspiring appearance, the possibility of returning users are extremely low.
  • Bad colour scheme. Grey text on a yellow background is hardly flattering in this case, only makes it harder to read.
  • Unnecessary use of different font sizes for the numbers on this page, making it appear messy as a whole. It also results in long messy HTML.
  • It contradicts. Despite being a site for the store named This Fashion, it is not fashionable at all.

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    It is a sad, sad site.
    ):

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    my $78!
    May 18, 2009, 11:54 pm
    Filed under: nonsensical nonsense

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    Q&A; three
    May 8, 2009, 10:03 am
    Filed under: MA HOMEWORK YEA.

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    Q&A; two
    April 30, 2009, 6:37 am
    Filed under: MA HOMEWORK YEA.

    1.What is Browser-Safe Color Palette / Web-Safe Colors?

    Browser-safe colour palette is what web designers used to refer to for colors when designing a web page. Some years back, when technology was not as advanced, computers can only display 256 colours. Designers working on more advanced system may produce designs that will not display ideally on their visitor’s screen. By referring to the palette, designers can be assured that their web page can be viewed from a 256 color (8-bit) computer system, the system that the majority was using back then.
    However, the palette only consists of 216 colours instead of the maximum 256. The other 40 colours were eliminated as they vary on PCs and Macs. By doing so, it ensured that the palette will work on both platform.

    HERE IS A LINK
    to a list of browser safe colours 😀

    2. Is it still relevant in today’s context? Why?

    Yes, somewhat in a way. Even though the majority are now working on computer systems which shows millions of colours, there are still other online surfing devices on the rise, such as handphones, PDAs, and even gaming consoles. Such devices might still be on the 8-bit colour systems, or even black and white.

    By referring to the palette, designers can be assured that it will work on most internet browsers too (:

    3. What are the common fonts face found on PC & Mac?

    • Arial
    • Arial Black
    • Comic Sans
    • Courier New
    • Georgia
    • Impact / Charcoal
    • Lucida console / Monaco
    • Lucida sans Unicode / Lucida Grande
    • Palatino Linotype / Palatino
    • Tahoma / Geneva
    • Symbol
    • Webdings
    • Wingdings / Zapf Dingbats
    • MS Serif / New York
    • and more more more moooooooreeee!

    There are also downloadable fonts on the internet, normally available in both Mac and PC format (:
    HERE IS SUCH A PLACE for downloadable fonts 😀

    4. What is page loading time? How does it influence your design?

    Page loading time is the time a webpage requires to be fully loaded and ready to be viewed in its full glory.
    The bar on the bottom left corner of a browser should say “Done”(at least for firefox haha) once the page is done loading.

    Generally, the faster the page loading time, the better. The main reason is,

    • Human are cold impatient merciless creatures. They do not want to/cannot wait. The more they wait they more upset they get and the more they curse. Once they start cursing it is hard for them to leave with a good impression of your website. As my lecturer mentioned last week, if a web page takes more than a mintue to load, unless they are completely absolutely obliged or dying to see the webpage,  chances are they will just close it, without even having the chance to see the fully loaded design, no matter how beautiful is it. The effort spent on making the design will go down the drain along with the designer’s tears, blood and sweat.  The chances of returning vistors are low too. Such is the harsh reality. (:

    Here are other interesting reasons I found(that might not apply to all websites nor affect the web design directly).

    • Page load times might be a factor in how sites are ranked in Search Engines. So the shorter the page load time, the higher up in rankings the page will get. The higher up in rankings the page gets and the more visitors the page will get! The more visitors the page gets the more people to admire the web design!:D
    • Slow pages lose money. And yea losing money is bad.

    Therefore page loading time is a very crucial and important factor in the design of a web page.

    5. Read about this Web design process article and write what you think about it.

    with reference from:

    with all my deepest sincerest gratitude :DDDD
    :D:D:D:D WHY ARE THERE SUCH UGLY SMILEYS ARGH DDDDDDD:

    MARILYN OUT!



    Q&A ;one
    April 24, 2009, 12:02 am
    Filed under: MA HOMEWORK YEA.

    Set up a blog on WordPress and answer these questions.

    What are the browser names that you know?
    Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Netscape, Opera, Google Chrome, SeaMonkey etc.

    What is “browser wars”?
    As revealed in the name, it is the war between internet browsers, competiting to be the most efficient and the most preffered browser among the users. In order to win this “war”, competiting browsers have been improving themselves constantly, making the most out of internet browsers such as introducing extentions etc, making their customer’s browsing experience more convenient.

    What is an IP address?
    IP address, short for Internet Protocol address, is an identifier for a computer or device on a network. It is required to use an registered IP address when connecting to the internet to avoid duplicates.

    What is a URL?
    URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator. Typing in the URL into an internet browser will bring you to the webpage. It works like an address of a website. URLs normally start with “http://” and may end with a “.com”, “.net”, “.org” or others.

    What is a good website?
    A good website is one that delivers its message to the visitors well.
    It should have easy navigations so as to help visitors find what they want easily and not get lost.
    Its overall design should also be pleasant to the eye with suitable and legible typefaces used.
    Visitors should feel comfortable during their stay and would like to return again 😀