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Analyzing websites

Lesson Plan Published 11/11/13 Last updated on 5/27/19
Analyzing websites to inform design decisions is a common practice among professional designers. In the real world designer's look to one another's work to assess what works, what doesn't, and to keep tabs on new industry standards and trends. Use this activity to teach your students how to analyze websites to determine their audience, purpose, validity, usability, and accessibility in order to help inform their future design decisions.
Age Levels
1-2 Hours
Custom Standards
ACA Dreamweaver 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
Research and Information Fluency, Digital Citizenship, Critical Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making
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Carly Manhart

Posted on 4/6/19 5:57:13 AM Permalink

​Thank you!

Ali Imam Reza

Posted on 3/20/19 3:00:29 PM Permalink

​very helpful information. Thanks for sharing

Ittembe Siraje Ismail

Posted on 9/9/18 9:18:19 AM Permalink

​Very Useful Information.
​This has given us readers backed up information to be good UI & UX designers. Thats to say, Understanding what users hope to get out of sites, Design considerations for making sure sites meet user needs, Validating whether sites and designs are actually easy to use, Lastly crafting Technical resources for ensuring sites can be used by everyone, regardless of impairment.
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​Web Developer and ​Computer Support Specialist C.E.O at ​ISI+SOFT Technologies

Edward Bustillos

Posted on 8/19/18 6:52:08 AM Permalink

​The material is really informative. Thanks so much for this.

Valery Keibler

Posted on 10/26/14 7:18:26 PM Permalink

I agree that this is a great set of documents for teaching and reviewing website design. Sadly, I did not feel that the "revised website" shown in an example was really a better option - perhaps a more sleekly designed revision in the example would be more appropriate. Thanks for the helpful info.

meredith keene-wilson

Posted on 12/29/13 7:39:59 PM Permalink

The information is good but the supporting images are out of date! Come on Adobe - you are the leaders in cool!