WebSite Content Conlusion
This module discussed solutions for designing website content for businesses, structuring information, and navigational and usability tools.
You should now be able to:
- Describe how businesses use the Internet
- Describe how businesses use intranets and extranets
- Describe how businesses use other types of networks
- Explain how signs are used to create meaning on a website
- Explain how metaphors are used to create meaning on a website
- Describe various ways of structuring information on a website for navigation and usability
- Describe browser compatibility issues in designing websites and Web applications
- Explain cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility solutions
In this module, you were introduced to the following terms:
- Internet: Computer network linking computers around the world and comprising four essential parts computers, networks, software, and users.
- Intranet: A private TCP/IP-based network of computers on an organization's secured local area network (LAN).
- Extranet: A portion of an intranet to which only authorized users may send and receive information or conduct transactions.
- Local Area Network (LAN): A private network that connects computers in an organization's workgroup, department, or building.
- Wide Area Network: A private network that connects geographically remote equipment. This is usually through a physical connection using high-speed telephone lines.
- Virtual Private Network (VPN): An alternative to a WAN that uses special software on client computers to connect across an intranet or the Internet to special software on a dedicated server.
In the next module, the legal issues of content on the Web will be discussed.
Network Requirements Exercise
Network Design Issues - Quiz