Above, we have clearly summarised in our view what makes a good and bad website. There are many more aspects which make good and bad websites – however we did not want to make this page too text heavy. We have taken into consideration web standards, such as logo placement, button functionality, navigation and naming. We also looked at usuability, accessibility,learnability, perceivabilty, visual hierarchy in our individual analysis of good and bad websites, as we thought that these were all essential aspects of a good website when applied correctly. Our individual explanations and applications of these key principles are included below when looking at different websites. From looking at different websites and summarising what we thought the defining principles were that made them good or bad, we came up with 4 main aspects to think about when creating our own website. These are listed below:
- The website needs one clear navigational menu.
- The website needs a very simple layout which is not too crowded.
- The website needs a consistent design which represents the brand and the purpose well.
- The website needs to have a clear visual hierarchy.
We each ensured that we looked at compared and contrasted different websites in order to have a collection of good and bad examples of websites. The links are easily accessible and are all in a PDF format.