Summary: In this document, you'll find my too-public
notes on the various Web sites submitted for
homework 1. You can
also use it as a chance to explore your colleague's sites.
Intent: This summary of evaluations is intended to help
you think better about Web design. I'll admit that my personality leads
me to reflect on negatives, rather than positives. I hope you'll deal
- Povilas Dapkevicius
- Alex Leach
- Yvonne Palm
- Fun topic.
- Good combination of text and graphics.
- Mostly funny text.
- Good cites.
- Uses frames. Frames suck. See Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox for
- I don't like
here as the only text in a link. It's
not clear. Think about those with screen readers.
- I'll admit that I don't like scatalogical humor in course sites.
- Don't use images for text (as in your header).
- Centered text is hard to read.
- No interesting linking from page to page (simply a table of contents
at the left).
- Be careful on your use of all caps. Boldface is better.
- Weird title:
What can possibly go wrong?
- Andy Cook
- Amanda Perry
- Kirsten Plowman
- Lots and lots of good information.
- It's clear you've thought about the internal links.
- Lots of interesting external links.
- Clearly a research paper :-).
- Um ... Green, small caps, for level 1 headings?
- Pages need better titles.
homepage is still an awakard term.
- False claims about workshop at Grinnell. Chemistry has a workshop-style
introductory course; Bio's new 150 course is often taught in a workshop
format; some sections of MAT 215 are also taught in workshop format.
- Needs some editing. For exmalpe, you have "Taken from the syllabus from
workshop one" twice.
- Jennifer Karam
- Nathalie Lauze
- You clearly studied a wide variety of sites.
- Consistent and logical formatting of pages makes it easy to compare
- I like the personal opinions.
- Um ... a black background. Striking, but hard to read.
- The Berkeley page does not load well.
- Typos abound. For examlpe
disscussion on the hard-to-load
tey on the University of Arizona.
- I'm not thrilled with how you separated your roles on the assignment.
- It would have been nice to see compare and contrast links.
- Daniel Nemchonok
- Ben Wallenberg
- Richard West
- Two fun external links on front page. Three more interesting links
on the citations page.
- Good linking.
- A fun site.
Click here sucks. Think of people who scan links for their
- Citations give only URL.
- Your jars page shows only mason jars.
- Less detail than we worked on in class.
- Mike Claveria
- Davis S. Wylie
- Nice formatting of individual pages.
- Good metaphor.
- Don't use images for your text. It's hard to search.
- Always use alt tags for your images.
- Bad initial URL. What happens when you want to put something else
in your home page?
- No interesting linking. For example, do any of your seven issues
relate to any others? You could contrast early stopping to enlessness:
"Of course, it's just as bad to continue endlessly."
You might also have beena ble to set things up
with some more interesting relationships if you'd separated
programming concepts and tree-climbing concepts into different pages.
Monday, 3 February 2003 [Samuel A. Rebelsky]