Components of Web Design 5 – Page Design (Title, Page Content, Content Management) – U21-P1

Website Title

The title for a website is what will appear on every page of the website no matter what, it is mainly used as a more obvious form of website identification for a website alongside the URL. As the itself is used as one of the identifiers for a website it is usually displaying the name or logo of the company/organisation that owns the website, however when the website is not representing any form or company they are often times just displaying a name that best summarises the website with some examples breaking it down to its most simple title format. Since the title is rather important in identifying a website across different platforms an aspect of design can involve its adaptation to another technology platform, especially since in comparison to a standard desktop computer a smartphone or tablet haven’t got nearly as much space in order to display all of the needed relevant information. This means that certain areas must be adjusted in order to work correctly on a different aspect ratio and screen size, for the title its dimensions are changed so that it will still work as well as being readable unless the title does not utilise text instead opting for a logo.

Wikipedia’s home menu with their site title displayed over the search bar.

Page Content

The page content essentially is all of the information that is stored on the web pages, this means basically everything that is put into a web page can be considered content in one way or another. The types of content themselves vary as there are many different ways in which the website could convey information, although the most recognisable methods are through text, imagery, videos, audio, and possibly animation. The choice of page content is an important decision to make as depending on the information that is to be shown for the end user, can influence what methods would be utilised in order to display that information correctly. For example if there was information that required in depth descriptions about the subject at hand it would be better to utilise text and possibly audio as it would allow for an alternative method of information output. Whereas if the information did not require any in depth analysis and explaining it would be preferred to utilise a video in order to display the information, as well as having an advantage when it comes to getting your user engaged and interested with what the website is offering.

Content Management

It is the process where in which all of the information that is contained within the web pages and website overall are organised to a satisfactory system which works best for the intended audience (meaning it will vary from website to website based on different factors), all of the pages are then stored in a storage solution otherwise known as the content management system where content after being organised is able to used for a different purpose with a common use being to allow information publication over different websites owned by the same company/under the same brand. (To be continued).

Bibliography

Title

http://www.karelia.com/support/sandvox/help/z/Site_Title.html

https://www.wikipedia.org

Page Content

Somehow this was the first hyperlink to embed properly instead of resorting to being a normal link.

https://www.webopedia.com/TERM/C/Content_Page.html

http://docs.gantry.org/gantry5/particles/page-content

Content Management

https://www.vasont.com/resources/what-is-content-management.html