Web Page Design Example 5

  • The spacing and layout make this version easier and more interesting to read than the original.
  • The images are co-ordinated and compliment the overall look of the page.
  • There are a couple of useful hyperlinks in the text.
  • The text is easy to read and the addition of some colour adds interest and attracts attention.
  • Splitting the second paragraph up in to a bulleted list makes it easier to read.
  • The box with the coloured background helps to highlight the information.

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

What is e-mail?


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?

  • You can use e-mail to keep in touch with family and friends,
  • It's faster more informal than by writing letters,
  • Less expensive than long phone calls,
  • Avoids difficulties of 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?


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

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

  1. Your name, e.g. david.smith.
  2. The domain name such as somewhere.
  3. The final part of the address can give you an idea of where the person is based.

.com indicates a commercial address;
.co.uk addresses are UK-based companies;
.ac.uk signifies a UK University or academic institution.