This project overall has been extremely helpful in showing me what makes a good website. Through the website I have helped create I have looked at good and bad websites to help me determine what type of website to create. I have also looked at the different concepts that make a good website such as learnability, perceivability, accessibility, consistency and predictability. My role in the team was to help with the voice recording on software …. I found this extremely helpful as it allowed me to use new software that’s challenging for me.
The website I chose to look at was Netflix, a popular video and tv streaming website. I chose this site as it was an extremely popular website therefor it must be an easy site to use, it had a really clear layout design and there was no unnecessary text or images. I found that looking at the Netflix website helped my teammates and me create a sophisticated simplistic design with clear text and concise information.
Looking at learnability and perceivability has really shown me what goes into website design and really considering the user when creating it. I personally looked at learnability, which is the capability of a product to enable the user to learn how to use it. By looking at this it ensured me to take this knowledge and input it through to the final design of the website to ensure it was learnable for the user. I also looked at perceivability, which is about how quickly the user can perceive something after the initial engagement with it.
Downloading MAMP was an extremely important part of this project as it allowed me to work on the website without any Internet, which meant wherever I was I could always edit and improve the site.
I found it extremely useful creating a project on WordPress it was easy to use and allowed me to experiment with themes, plug-ins and layout. These are key skills to have in this field of work. This project also allowed me to work in a team and create great communication skills by passing on ideas and discussing the website in general.
My role in the team was to research the key areas of development to create a good website. This involved researching consistency, accessibility, perceivability and predictability. In particular, I found accessibility to be a really interesting topic. The foundations of creating a good website relies on the website being accessible users and meeting any needs they may have.
My research then helped me pinpoint good and bad websites based on the five key factors of a good website. I chose UBER as my good website, the simplistic layout makes it accessible and easy to understand. I believe the UBER website is also very learnable due to the consistent layout which would allow the user to become familiar with the website. The bad website I found was an online shop for making orders for fences and gates. Although it was rich with photos advertising the different products it had to offer, the website was far too text heavy and the clashing colour made it confusing and difficult to read.
Overall, working with WordPress has been a really enjoyable experience. I have had the freedom to learn by playing about with the different settings of the site and finding out what worked best. Learning about these five key parts to a good website has also allowed me to make judgements on websites which is something I was never aware of before. I can now decide what would be a good asset to a website and what would make the user experience less enjoyable.
My role in this team was to research all of the key ares within the development and also look into good and bad websites. During this I stated what makes a website good and what makes a website bad. Main aspects to look at was the consistency of the website and the flow. How well can you make the website make sense ?
With all of my research allowed me to develop this website and make comparisons between the good and bad websites I chose to look at. One of my websites was NUFC website, this is the good example of the website as it flows really well and also looks very neat. Other websites I looked at had a messy layout and didn’t allow me to get a full understanding of what the website was for.
Overall, I thought I worked really well with WordPress I found it really enjoyable. Wordpess has given me the ability to show off my skills in research and development. I also enjoyed looking at the range of different designs I could have used for the website to make sure the style of writing and layout we have gone for suits the design of the website in the best possible way.