Talk:What does a good web page need

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-- I THINK THIS WHOLE SECTION NEEDS AN OVERHAUL, AS CURRENTLY IT IS NOT VERY EFFECTIVE. THE TYPOGRAPHY AND IA SECTIONS ARE FINE, BUT I'M NOT SURE ABOUT THE OTHER STUFF. I THINK THE SECTION SHOULD BE RETITLED "DESIGN AND PLANNING", AND HAVE A STRUCTURE SOMETHING LIKE THE FOLLOWING:

  1. INTRO TO PLANNING A WEB SITE - COVER ALL THE PRELIMINARY RESEARCH AND DESIGN AT A HIGH LEVEL, AND THEN GIVE LINKS TO EACH BIT IN MORE DETAIL, WHICH WILL BE COVERED IN LATER CHAPTERS
  2. SCOPING
  3. USER RESEARCH
  4. PAGE DESIGN ELEMENTS
  5. INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE
  6. TYPOGRAPHY
  7. COLOUR SCHEMES AND DESIGN THEORY
  8. MOCKUPS/PROTOTYPES
  9. THE IDEA BEHIND UX, AND HOW TO GET YOUR SITE WORKING BETTER FOR YOUR USERS, AND FITTING WITH YOUR BRAND
  10. MAKING CHANGES, WORKING TOWARDS A DESIGN YOU CAN TAKE FORWARD TO IMPLEMENTATION

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Mark Norman Francis has been working with the internet since before the web was invented. He is currently a Technologist working on Artfinder. In his spare time he watches TV, writes code which he publishes on github and pretends to have a blog.

Previously he worked at Yahoo! as a Front End Architect, defining best practices, coding standards and quality in web development internationally; before that at Formula One Management, Purple Interactive and City University in various roles including web development, backend CGI programming and systems architecture.