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Evaluating Websites: Design Questions

Includes Introductory Video and questions one must ask when evaluating websites

Design Questions


  • Is the website easy to read and navigate? Are instructions clear?
    Hint: Look for type styles and backgrounds that make the pages clear and readable, identifiable links that are logically grouped, and a consistent layout from page to page with a link back to the home page from each underlying page.
  • Does the site load quickly?
    Hint: Look for large, superfluous graphics, which add nothing to the page, but slow down access.
  • Are there links to other pages and back to the main page? Are links up-to-date and active?
  • Do design elements enhance or hinder the accessibility and content of the site?
  • Does the site have stable and reliable access?
  • Is a text version available?


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