Create a business related web site as a group project. A business related web site is a site that generates revenue or significant savings in some way. You have a choice of three types of web sites:
OPTIONS FOR BUSINESS WEB SITE DESIGN:
Company: A comprehensive web site that describes the company's products
or services. The Site could include helpful features such as FAQs (Frequently
Asked Questions), job opportunities, online customer support, company
mission statement, department profiles, current events, et cetera.
Online store: A web site that sells a line of products (at least five
products). The merchandise should be presented in an organized and attractive
way. Each product should be presented with a complete description and
price. A simple order form must also be included.
Online Information Service: A web site that performs a service. Examples
include movie review site, horoscopes site, and specialty newsletter.
Design & Finesse: (Refer to point totals at top of page)
Communicate the message
Design fits the content
Proper optimization of images
Good composition of pages
Good colour harmony
Intuitive and functional navigation
Type should be legible, use appropriate fonts for the design
Final Presentation to the class
You will conduct a test of your site to determine, among other things:
How well it fulfills it's goals and communicates ideas.
The quality of the design.
The technical quality of the site.
Beta Test and Beta
This is a companion paper to this project. There will be one paper per
group which uses information from beta tests conducted by your group.
Each member of the group will conduct 2 beta tests of the site. The paper's
required elements below will be addressed in class and are covered in
Test Paper help. Get a copy of the Beta Test Paper help.
Topics should Include:
Overview of the Product
Description of the Beta Test
Planned Actions Consult BETA TEST PAPER HANDOUT for more details.
Expectations for Beta Test Paper:
This paper must be professional, typed (free of typos), and on time.
To cover all of the required elements in reasonable depth, the paper will
need to be at least 2 pages. This is in addition to any sketches. Excessive
point size, margins, and line spacing are not elements of a good paper. Refer to the beta
test information and form in your HTML Handout.