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Your Everyday Site (The Revision)

The internet have been with us for more than half a century already and there are so many users all around. Over the years, more and more websites which served many different purposes are created for us to use. People uses many variety of websites for many purposes. With some being used a lot more often than the others. But all of these websites required knowledge of web designing, which there are five important elements to it:

Content:

The content of web designing is the most important of all the elements so it must be clear. the designer must know what their customer or themselves want to make their website about. If the content is unclear, the site will be too confusing and no one will visit it. Once the content is clear, then move on to the other four elements.

Appearance & Design:

The appearance is another factor which makes a good website. The color and arrangements of the website should be appalling and uncluttered. This would make the user feels that the website is clean, safe and easy to use. Having too little will bored the users while having to much will make them think that this website is confusing, scam or too much commercial. It is also nice to have a unique designs to one’s website so that it could be easily remembered by its users.

Organization:

Web site exists as a set of files and directories. Search engines such as Google, or Yahoo or Bing, derive many clues from the organizational layout of the web site. Good web design organizes its content into directories and files that are named to send the appropriate signals back to the search engines.

Navigation:

Clear and simple navigation is critical to the usability of a web site’s design. The user is unlikely to spend much effort attempting to understand a complicated or unpredictable navigation system, given the number of competing web sites and timing. The web site’s design must make the resources presented easily “findable” and available.

Here are some of the good examples of web designing.

Google, a near trillion dollar company which provided us with the best search engines in the world

Google, a near trillion company provide us with an efficient and fast search engine and many other various gadgets would no doubt be the #1 website used by everyone all over the world (who has internet). The company always try to improve their search engines so that their customers would find it most comfortable to use and they’re doing quite a nice job. But as with every other websites, Google has their own strength and weaknesses.

Pros:

  • Updates and modify daily.
  • Very easy to to use
  • Fast
  • Owns Android, the other operating system for phones that is successful (the other being the iPhone’s iOS)
  • Owns many successful systems/ applications such as Youtube, Docs, Spreadsheet
  • Good and loyal employees = stable company
  • Free
  • Incognito mode (more of a grey zone, but useful for some people)
  • Keeps track of what you’re searching so far (again, grey zone)

Cons:

Weaknesses:

  • Overload with ads
  • High chance of encountering malwares as Google don’t have any protection against virus, unlike some other sites

Owned by Google, Youtube provide us with the most efficient video search engine up-to-date.

There are numerous video sharing sites in the cyber-world, but Youtube stands on top of all. It is no doubt the site with the highest number of users. It also has various purposes, from (mostly) entertainment to private businesses. But like all other sites Youtube has their own fair share of pros and cons.

Pros:

  •  Fast and easy video sharing
  •  Privacy features
  •  Quick access to various videos
  •  Safe browsing
  •  Easy rating and feedback system

Cons:

  • No parental controls
  • Limited copyright  notices
  • Video length is limited to 10 minutes, unless premium account
  • No restriction on comments (language, racial slurs, violent threats), although they can be flagged
  • Video size is limited to 1024 MB

Facebook, the largest social media in the world is used by billions of people from all around the world

Facebook, owned by Mark Zuckerburg, is a billion dollar company specializing in the world’s largest social network system. More than hundreds of millions of people use their services so it is extremely globalized. It is a great social network to use as it is fast and easy to use.

Pros:

  • Very Globalized
  • Good for finding a date
  • Fast
  • Efficient
  • Free
  • Can be used for business
  • Personal Portfolio

Cons:

  • Anything you post, it belongs to Facebook from now on
  • Lots of scams and fake accounts
  • High chance of getting burned to the heart (mind your words)
  • Very time consuming for some people

While not the largest social network out there, Tumblr is probably the most amusing social network I’ve seen so far

Among the vast majority of social networking sites, one blogging site continues to grow in popularity. Tumblr, created by David Karp, is a website where blogs can be created to reflect personality and to find others with similar interests. Though this popular blogging site provides an outlet and source of discovery for students, there are advantages and disadvantages to creating a blog and joining the ever growing populace of this site.

Pros:

  • user-friendly interface
  • easy to customize, you just need the basic knowledge of HTML
  • It does the different, something like the rebellious brother of WordPress or Blogger
  • Good for image-focused context
  • Some of the funniest comments can be discovered here

Cons:

  • Not that globalized
  • No private messages, only commenting

Here are some of the bad examples.

Bing isn’t the greatest search engine to use and has a lot more room to improve than Google.

Advantages:

  • More relevant and accurate search results
  • Search history in view
  • Brief simple descriptions

Disadvantages:

  • Fancy background images slow loading
  • Much slower than Google
  • Does not have scientific notation function of Google
  • Not different enough for consumers to warrant a change
  • Does not display broadly related topics

It is quite a well known viewer, but Youtube blows it right out off the water

Pros:

  • Higher Capacity than Youtube (20 minutes, opposed to Youtube’s 10 minutes)
  • Category System

Cons:

  • Very Broken (page, links, etc.)
  • Constant need to login
  • Very hard to pause video
  • Not that much used by people

While it is owned by Google, it isn’t the most successful campaign

Pros:

  • It integrates its Google browser and Gmail with Google Plus.
  • With the integration of this button, businesses with Google Plus accounts are able to see people who are interested in their brand name or a certain product.
Cons:
  • Google has broadened its search engine to include personal results, profiles and Google+ pages depending on the search given.
  • If you search a person’s name, it will come up with all relevant Google Plus accounts and information involving the groups.
  • Not widely used
  • Slightly difficult to navigate

 

As you have seen and tested from these examples mentioned, keeping the five elements in mind is important because there will always be rivals who will try to surpass another. That is why each websites are trying their best to improve so that they wouldn’t fall behind. If the website is proven to be inefficient, they will lose their users and will fall behind, that is why the “large” websites are always improving.

Working

Web-shun Evaluation Analysation the Reflection

Its been ages since I’m wrote a blog post, so I’m quite new to writing them and don’t know some of the necessary elements for them. I also misread the instruction so the outcome isn’t that great. After learning from the mistakes I’ve made, I started to edit and revise the my previous failure. While I can’t be sure if it is a success or not, this new revision is definitely a huge improvement from the one before.

  • The overview: I didn’t really put in any real organization in this one except for the content
  • Juxtaposition: Don’t have any
  • Description: I forgot to comment on how the web design elements has effect on these well-known websites
  • Didn’t add the excerpt or featured image
  • No real reference to other sites
  • Tags included but not category
  • No captions
  • No citations to original site
  • Highlighting the image
  • Annotation

 

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Your Everyday Site

The internet have been with us for more than half a century already and there are so many users all around. Over the years, more and more websites which served many different purposes are created for us to use. People uses many variety of websites for many purposes. With some being used a lot more often than the others. Some of these include Google, Youtube, Facebook and my personal favorite, Tumblr. There are always strength and flaws in all websites as nothing’s perfect.

Google, a near trillion company provide us with an efficient and fast search engine and many other various gadgets would no doubt be the #1 website used by everyone all over the world (who has internet). The company always try to improve their search engines so that their customers would find it most comfortable to use and they’re doing quite a nice job. But as with every other websites, Google has their own strength and weaknesses.

Pros:

  • Updates and modify daily.
  • Very easy to to use
  • Fast
  • Owns Android, the other operating system for phones that is successful (the other being the iPhone’s iOS)
  • Owns many successful systems/ applications such as Youtube, Docs, Spreadsheet
  • Good and loyal employees = stable company
  • Free
  • Incognito mode (more of a grey zone, but useful for some people)
  • Keeps track of what you’re searching so far (again, grey zone)

Cons:

Weaknesses:

  • Overload with ads
  • High chance of encountering malwares as Google don’t have any protection against virus, unlike some other sites

 

Facebook, owned by Mark Zuckerburg, is a billion dollar company specializing in the world’s largest social network system. More than hundreds of millions of people use their services so it is extremely globalized. It is a great social network to use as it is fast and easy to use.

Pros:

  • Very Globalized
  • Good for finding a date
  • Fast
  • Efficient
  • Free
  • Can be used for business
  • Personal Portfolio

Cons:

  • Anything you post, it belongs to Facebook from now on
  • Lots of scams and fake accounts
  • High chance of getting burned to the heart (mind your words)
  • Very time consuming for some people

 

There are numerous video sharing sites in the cyber-world, but Youtube stands on top of all. It is no doubt the site with the highest number of users. It also has various purposes, from (mostly) entertainment to private businesses. But like all other sites Youtube has their own fair share of pros and cons.

Pros:

  •  Fast and easy video sharing
  •  Privacy features
  •  Quick access to various videos
  •  Safe browsing
  •  Easy rating and feedback system

Cons:

  • No parental controls
  • Limited copyright  notices
  • Video length is limited to 10 minutes, unless premium account
  • No restriction on comments (language, racial slurs, violent threats), although they can be flagged
  • Video size is limited to 1024 MB

Among the vast majority of social networking sites, one blogging site continues to grow in popularity. Tumblr, created by David Karp, is a website where blogs can be created to reflect personality and to find others with similar interests. Though this popular blogging site provides an outlet and source of discovery for students, there are advantages and disadvantages to creating a blog and joining the ever growing populace of this site.

Pros:

  • user-friendly interface
  • easy to customize, you just need the basic knowledge of HTML
  • It does the different, something like the rebellious brother of WordPress or Blogger
  • Good for image-focused context
  • Some of the funniest comments can be discovered here

Cons:

  • Not that globalized
  • No private messages, only commenting

What to share and how to share it!

Learning how and what to post involves two different aspects of knowledge.  Once, we identify what aspect the meaning of the two types of knowledge we can then examine the elements of both.Procedural In order to add a post to your blog, you need to know how to do it.  In other, words you need to know the basic steps that will enable you to share you content with the world using the post format.  Not only do you need to know the actual steps to the post your content, you also need to be able to use the formatting options that enable you to enhance your content for your readers.  The following types of options and elements can enhance the audience’s experience:

      • Importing text from another source
      • Hypertext links
      • Unordered/ Ordered list of items
      • Adding block quotes
      • Inserting multimedia
      • Inserting special characters
      • Adding standard headings relate content hierarchy/relationships
      • Content/Conceptual

The main force behind a post should not be driven by procedural knowledge-based.  In fact, much of the procedural knowledge simply involve know how to leverage, or use to the fullest extent possible, the tools available. Rather a post should be driven by the content and the conceptual understanding of how to present this content.  Content is basically the information, creation, and/or experience you’d like to share with your audience.  In addition to the content, you’ll need to understand the situations that call for the tools; this is known as conceptual.  Therefore, when writing a post one should seek to follow these steps:

  1. Brainstorm an idea you’d like to pursue and share
  2. Research information, outside sources, and multimedia that relates to what you’d like to share
  3. Draft your text on an editor of your choice
  4. Paste this text over to the WordPress post text editor
  5. Provide a hierarchy to your content
  6. Add links to the text you’d like to highlight
  7. Insert any lists, text formatting,  you’d like to use
  8. Embed (insert) multimedia that enhances your content