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In the Lab
Design and/or create a document using the guidelines, concepts, and skills presented in this
chapter. Labs are listed in order of increasing difficulty.
Lab 1: Evaluating Web Sites
Problem: In this chapter, you learned the importance of being an observant Web user, which can help
you become a more effective Web developer. To further develop that concept, find and then discuss
“good” and “bad” (“effective” and “ineffective”) Web sites. Start your browser and your word-processing
program. Open the file lab1-1.docx from the Chapter01\IntheLab folder of the Data Files for Students.
See the inside back cover of this topic for instructions for downloading the Data Files for Students, or
contact your instructor for information on accessing the required iles for this topic.
Instructions: Perform the following steps using your browser and the file listed.
1. Browse the Internet and find one “good” (i.e., effective) and one “bad” (i.e., ineffective) Web site.
Determine, based on your own opinion, what is “good” and what is “bad” in these Web sites. You
will identify the specific reason for your opinion in Step 2 below.
2. Using the lab1-1.docx file, rate the usability of the good and bad Web sites that you selected. Be
sure to add additional comments in the survey to specifically identify your positive or negative
feelings about the Web site. Save the documents using the file names lab1-1goodsolution.docx and
3. Team up with one other student and discuss your survey results while reviewing the Web sites that
you selected. Also review your student partner's Web sites and surveys.
4. Open the word-processing document named lab1-1comparison.docx and note any differences of
opinion in your survey results and the opinion of your student partner. Make sure to include the
URLs of the four Web sites that you and your partner reviewed in this new document. Save the
document using the file name lab1-1comparison.docx.
5. Submit your own solutions (lab1-1goodsolution.docx and lab1-1badsolution.docx) and the team
document (lab1-1comparison.docx) in the format specified by your instructor.
In the Lab
Lab 2: Designing a Web Site for a Flower Shop
Problem: Your neighborhood flower shop wants you to design a Web site that will give visitors access
to a full range of information. To do this, you must complete the planning and analysis phases by
answering such questions as:
What tasks do flower shop visitors want to complete on the Web site?
What tasks will the flower shop owner want to complete on the Web site?
What types of information should be included?
Who will provide information on the Web site content?
Interview several friends or relatives who have visited flower shops in the past and determine the
answers to these questions. Based on that information, you will draw a sketch of a design for the home
page of the flower shop's Web site, such as the design shown in Figure 1-19 on the next page.