General Analysis Of What The World Wide Web Enables
The following lists some things that html supports. The issues described
afterwards would be useful in measuring commercial, well-visited
noncommercial, and current UCLA web sites.
Use of pointers: hypertext, immediate reference access, organization by
means of hierarchy.
Use of frames: scroll bars enable exposition at several levels,
increasing the depth at later regions in the window is one option.
Use of spatial organization: tables, open tables, graphic images,
Use of color.
Use of sound.
Use of animation.
Use of select-from-a-list.
Activating exchange of entered information by clicking on a button after
entering data in windows.
Procedure Gateway Interfacing Adds
Coordinated multisite computing.
Crude comparison of sites Klinger's (1) and
reveals that the latter is flat. To a first glance clearly (1) employs pointers and frames, (2) does not.
Count the number of pointers shown in the (1) startup image. Count the
number of pointers reachable in 1, 2, 3, ... , 10 steps or clicks from
that (1) image.
Repeat above on (2), a commercial site you choose, and one
frequently visited non-commercial e.g.,
Create software to measure the hyper nature of a web site.
Derive descriptive statistical measures from two of (1)-(4) and at least two
others, one a commercial site, the other not business-oriented.