Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Thoughts on Palmquist
This was a very interesting article dealing with web design. There were a few things that stuck out to me. The first was how to use links properly. If someone is reading a story they really enjoy, it is a good idea to provide links that lead to more information about the story or maybe even similar topics. However, it is also important not to overdo it and clog your page up with too many links. The next thing I found to be important were the use of images. Not only can images enhance a web site is a visual way, but one of the things they suggested, which I liked, was to add a caption on the picture. What that entails is that if you hover over a picture with your mouse, a caption will pop up. This can be useful to not only use the picture, but also give your audience some more information or facts. The last thing, and what I found to be most important, was the organization of what you have on your site. There are a few different ways of organizing them, such as hierarchy (important stuff goes first). This is extremely important because no one will take your site seriously or find it useful if your site is unorganized or not organized properly. My overall thoughts of the article was that it was very useful. I found the use of charts and pictures to be very useful as well and it enhanced the point Palmquist was trying to make. You need to know this kind of stuff if you want to create and run a successful website.