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Note: For more information on usability testing, see Keith Instone's classic presen-
tation at http://instone.org/files/KEI-Howtotest-19990721.pdf. Another good
resource is Steven Krug's book, Don't Make Me Think .
7. See the description of usability testing in Hands-On Exercise 6. In a small group of
students, perform usability tests on two similar Web sites, such as the following:
Decide on three scenarios. List them. Decide who will be the “users,” the tester, and
the observer. Follow the steps listed in Hands-On Exercise 6.
8. Pretend that you are on a job interview. Choose a role on a Web project team that
interests you. In three to four sentences, describe why you would be an excellent
addition to a Web development team in that role.
1. This chapter discussed options for hosting Web sites. In this research exercise you will
search for Web host providers and report on three that meet the following criteria:
Support PHP and MySQL
Offer e-commerce capabilities
Provide at least 50MB hard disk space
Use your favorite search engine to find Web host providers or visit Web host directo-
server survey results provided by http://uptime.netcraft.com/perf/reports/Hosters
may also be useful. Create a Web page that presents your findings. Include links to
your three Web host providers. Your Web page should include a table of information
such as set-up fees, monthly fees, domain name registration costs, amount of hard
disk space, type of e-commerce package, and cost of e-commerce package. Use color
and graphics appropriately on your Web page. Place your name and e-mail address
at the bottom of your Web page. Print both the source code (from Notepad) and the
browser view of your Web page.
2. This chapter discussed the different job functions that are needed to develop
large Web sites. Choose a job role that interests you. Search for information about
available jobs in your geographical area. Search for technology jobs with your
and job type. Find three possible job positions that interest you and report on them.
Create a Web page that includes a brief description of the job role you have
chosen, a description of the three available positions, a description of the types of
experience and/or educational background required for the job positions, and the
salary range (if available). Organize your findings in a table. Use color and graphics
appropriately on your Web page. Place your name and e-mail address at the bottom
of your Web page. Print both the source code (from Notepad) and the browser view
of your Web page.