Web Page Design Example 3

  • Although this web page has some images, they are three different graphic styles - they look like someone was in a hurry to just stick something on the page.
  • It is useful to put links to other pages and related topics, but if you start putting too many in the text it can be distracting. Putting multiple links to the same piece of information is not very helpful.
  • If so many links are needed it might be best to put a small block of links below the relevant paragraph.
  • There is not enough difference in the size of the headings and the paragraphs to make the headings stand out.
  • All of the text is bold, it is a bit like shouting. Stick to using bold for headings and to highlight specific words or phrases.

(The hyperlinks are for demonstration purposes only and are not functional.)

What is e-mail?

image of email

E-mail, or electronic mail, is post that - instead of being sent physically - is transferred electronically to and from your computer. When you open your e-mail program, any new mail for you is automatically downloaded to an electronic mailbox on your computer.

What are the benefits of e-mail over normal "snail" mail?

image of letter

You can use e-mail to keep in touch with family and friends faster and more informally than by writing letters, and without the expense of long phone calls and the difficulties caused by international time differences. It can take as little as a few minutes for your e-mail message to arrive.

What is an e-mail address?

email address

When you registered with your Internet service provider, you chose an e-mail address and a password. Your unique e-mail address is of the form: david.smith@somewhere.com. The password ensures that no-one else can use your e-mail address to send messages.

An e-mail address is usually made up of three parts.

The first part is often your name, e.g. david.smith. The second part is called the domain name such as somewhere. The final part of the address can give you an idea of where the person is based. Addresses ending with .com indicate a commercial address; .co.uk addresses are UK-based companies; ac.uk signifies a UK University or academic institution.