Your first task is to find 2 contemporary websites with similar objectives or themes (e.g. news,
retail, social media) that are actively maintained with content. One chosen website should be well
designed and one should be poorly designed. Your assignment is to compare and contrast the
design of the 2 websites using at least 3 criteria from the list below:
You need to describe what best development practices for the chosen criteria are and explain how
the chosen websites satisfy/violate these practices. Insert screenshots of the relevant web pages to
illustrate your point, ideally side by side for the 2 websites. Finally, recommend improvements for
the poorly designed website based on your observation and what you have learned in
BN102/BN102D. You may sketch the suggested modifications, show updated HTML/CSS code
and/or provide a verbal description of suggested improvements as appropriate.
This task requires extensive research on web design beyond the content of lectures in this unit.
List and cite references which you use to discover good web design practices. You should not use
statements like “I did not like...” as you are not an expert on web design. Your statements should be
similar to the following:
“The accepted practice is to ... This website violates this practice because ...”
Please write an academic report of approximately 1000 words. Ensure you understand the marking
criteria and your report meet these criteria.