Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Nov 09, 2015     Views: 75

Evaluating a website by functionality and design means that you are asking: Is the website functional and professional looking?

When considering the functionality and design of a website, ask yourself:

  • Is the website well organized and easy to navigate? Is there a site map or index? Is the site searchable (e.i. does it have a search box somewhere on the page)?
  • Are there spelling and grammatical errors on the website?
  • Is the website free of broken links and missing images?
  • Are there a lot of advertisements or pop-ups on the website?

What to avoid?

  • Websites that have broken links, missing pages, and that are difficult to navigate.
  • Websites that have a lot of advertisements and pop-ups.
EXAMPLES QUESTIONS TO ASK
Vegetarian Resource Group Is the information easy to locate? Can you use a search box? Is it modern looking?
The White House How well is the information organized? Is the site laid out in a logical manner?
Space Jam Is the information easy to locate? Can you use a search box? Is it modern looking?

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