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ERIC Number: ED399971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 9
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Web Page Design.
Lindsay, Lorin
Designing a web home page involves many decisions that affect how the page will look, the kind of technology required to use the page, the links the page will provide, and kinds of patrons who can use the page. The theme of information literacy needs to be built into every web page; users need to be taught the skills of sorting and applying information to their individual needs. Web page design should involve: (1) planning ahead and writing a style sheet to define the who, what, and how of the pages; (2) keeping the pages simple; (3) designing the pages for fast use and allowing the user to have a choice between text and graphics; (4) making the pages readable; (5) showing the interdisciplinary and hierarchical nature of information and knowledge; and (6) keeping the links up-to-date. While HTML programming does not define the document structure as desktop publishing, the time is quickly coming when the principles of desktop publishing will be used in web publishing. The web designer who wants to design a web page that all browsers can use will use the HTML2 standard. There are resources designed to help with a home page and to evaluate information on the Internet for use when designing web pages. Two such resources are highlighted, as well as a sample of the Peru State College Library (Nebraska) home page. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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