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design document
a detailed, written plan for your website, including your information, interaction, and presentation design decisions
how much information the website covers
random access structure
an information structure in which any part has access to any other part (and every other part) in a single connection. Only good for sites with limited number of pages or parts because the number of connections grows as new parts added
linear structure
an information structure wherein parts are connected to each other in a straight line. Especially useful for content such as stories or step-by-step instructions
hierarchical structure
an information structure in which each item potentially connects to two or more at a lower level, like a family tree. Probably the most common structure for informational websites as it helps organize the content.
mixed structure
a mixture of two or more different information structures
information divided into logical pieces
a diagram that shows the relationship information chunks. Often used to determine the structure and flow of web pages or other documents
a kind of advanced planning for the of guiding creative efforts
information design
is concerned with what you want to tell about (the message), to whom you want to tell it (audience) what things they already know (background), why you want to tell it (purpose) and how the information will be structured 3.interaction design- is concerned with how the information will be organized on the page (organization), how will people find their way around your website (navigation), and how will people work with your information (interactivity) on your website
presentation design
is planning how your website will look-what colors will look good together on your site (color scheme), what fonts or styles of type will you use for the written part of your website, what graphics are needed, and how it will be combined or arranged into a specific layout, sometimes called visual design
your main topic, what your Website will be about. The message should be tailored to the audience. The message includes all of your text and graphics
the group to whom your Website is designed to appeal. An audience with have something in common with or an interest in the topic of your website.
why you want to tell your message. Common purposes include sales, advertising, or simple information propaganda
how the information that makes up your message is put together or described (often illustrated using flowcharts)
how the web sites put together or described; closely tied to the information structure
how the user will get around your web site. Good, easy navigation is critical to attraction an audience
how the user will manipulate or use the information in your web site
color scheme
a plan about which color(s) would look good together in your website
a typeface. On computers, the typeface family that has a similar look. Font choices can make your web page look attractive and be more readable
an element of artwork on a web page. Graphics can include digitized photos, clipart, icons, or other forms of artwork
how the elements of a Web page are physically organized on the screen