Web Development Process and Client Relationship Critique

Web Development Process
I am very happy with how the website turned out. It has improved so much over the past month. It is very clean, simple, and elegant with cool colors  just how I wanted from the beginning. It is easy to understand, use, and navigate through. I especially like how the portfolio page is the home page, since that is what potential employers will want to see first. It is also nice having a slide show of some of my work on the portfolio page. The only thing I would want differently is for certain projects in the portfolio pages to be grouped together so when you click on them, you can page through all the images for that one project.

 

Client RelationshipThe client/designer relationship was very good. The client kept in contact and answered questions within a reasonable timeframe if not immediately. To improve the client/designer relationship, a timeframe could be set to work together and get instant feedback instead of being questioned or answered when one was not currently working on the project.

Response to Megan’s Questions

Re-Thinking In-Line Linking

  1. I somewhat agree to this statement because most people go on the internet for social media sites or to browse. Not many go there to actually take the time to read anything.
  2. The best time to use in-line linking is when you want the viewer to be taken to another site. For example, it is useful for advertising. When the viewer clicks on an ad, they can be taken to their website.
  3. I believe that the most important part of linking is that the link takes the viewer to a location that they want to go to, which is the reason for them clicking on that link.

Irrelevant Pop-Up Ads A Major Irritant to Consumers

  1. I believe that pop up ads are so annoying and distracting because they get in the way. They are interrupting what the person is doing and searching for on the internet. I think it is possible for a company to avoid the distraction if they create a nicely designed ad. It can be placed somewhere that is not in the way, but make it so the viewer will notice and interact with it.
  2. I have been annoyed by pop up ads. I mainly only see them on the internet, however the promo ads that coming in on the bottom of television shows can also count. The ones on television aren’t as distracting because I am still able to see what I am watching. However, the pop up ads on the internet prevent me from seeing what I want without closing them.
  3. I believe that men are more annoyed by irrelevant ads then women are because women tend to find them more intriguing and are more interested in them than men are.

 Interactive Media as a Marketing Tool

  1. I do not think that customer behavior tracking breaks the privacy act issued by our government because once a person puts their information on the internet, it is no longer private. Also, the tracking does not take any seriously personal information, mainly just interests.
  2. I do not mind this as much as most people are because they are doing strictly for advertising purposes. I would rather have ads pop up that relate to my interests than have ads pop up that are just obnoxious and I will not care to look at at ll.
  3. I do believe that interactive ads are a good marketing tool. It gets the viewer interested in the ad in a fun way. This can get them to click on the ad and go to the actual website.

HTML5 Banners, Facebook Integration & GPS Advertising – 2012 Predictions

  1. I do not think that it will be as hard as the article states to implement HTML5 banners onto websites. It is already happening and once people get a hang of how it all works, it will be easy for them.
  2. I do think it is sneaky of companies to use your information to target your personal likes, leading you to end up buying something you did not really need, but it is a pretty smart strategy. I know I would rather prefer to see ads for something I am interested in rather than something I couldn’t care less about. If people are worried that it these types of ads will cause them to buy things they don’t need, then all they have to do is learn self-control, but for the company, I think this is a great advertising strategy.
  3. I would not enjoy having GPS advertising. I feel like it would be the same as pop up ads, but they would be popping up with you everywhere, not just on the internet. I would not enjoy this type of advertising and it would not make me feel pressured to go into the store.

Article Questions for Megan

HTML5 Banners, Facebook Integration & GPS Advertising – 2012 Predictions

  1. Do you think people would be happy about ads that are targeted towards their interests even though it is taking information from their Facebook?
  2. Do you think it is worth for people to stop using flash and use HTML5 instead?
  3. Do you think people will find GPS advertising beneficial or would they just be annoyed by it?

Interactive Media as a Marketing Tool

  1. Do you think people are uncomfortable with their privacy being invaded with customer behavior tracking?
  2. Do you agree that the interactivity of ads is very beneficial for companies?
  3. Do you think interactive ads is effective on television?

Irrelevant Pop-Up Ads A Major Irritant to Consumers

  1. Why do you think companies use pop-up ads even though most people find them annoying?
  2. Are ads on TV, websites, and emails effective even though most people find them annoying?
  3. Can you relate to the people in this survey and are you one of those people who get annoyed by ads?

Re-Thinking In-Line Linking

  1. Where do you think the most successful location for an ad would be on a website?
  2. How do you seek information on the web?
  3. Do you agree with the main purposes of links that were listed?

Questions for Megan

1. Do you want a similar design to the website you already created? Or do you want a completely different look?

2. Since you said that you would want 5-7 pages on this website, what are the pages you want? Contact, work, home, etc…

3. Do you have a color scheme and any typefaces in mind?

4. Do you want a top horizontal menu bar or a side vertical bar? Do you want drop down buttons on the menu bar?

5. Do you want Facebook or Twitter button links?