Perceivability is the relationship between a user’s action and the reaction something interactive has to it. Interaction design is mainly about the effect after a user does a particular action and web design is exactly the same. In web design most interactions are done through sight and feeling, seeing the web page and using the buttons on a computer to access the webpage. As an example, the power button of a kettle is something that we have perceived. The motion of us pressing down the on button creates the effect of the kettle turning on. On a larger scale web design has the same effect. Universally we understand what a small house icon means, to access a home page and a speech bubble icon is to enter your messages.
Perceivability in web design is all how quickly we understand which icons/headings mean what and any shortcuts the site may have (such as ‘ctrl+Z for back). Once we have learned the ins and outs of a website it means we have perceived all of its functions and know which button will allow you to access a particular action.
To create user perceivability on our website we have made the sub headings bold which makes the menus stand out on the main menu bar. By hovering over some of the sub headings, a drop down menu will appear. This is a relatively simple effect that the user can quickly pick up as it is something that has been done on thousands of different websites before.