As I read the chapters, I made sure to write down the key concepts, which I will use to edit and revise my website. The most important factor to consider is the reader's attention and how to catch it. The people viewing my website won't necessarily be reading it, they will probably only scan and skim through my work. It has been proven that website "readers" tend to focus on the upper left quadrant of the page, so I will try to situate the key information there. To make sure they stay interested, I must create "layers". These layers consist of highlighting key words, creating hyperlinks, using medium-sized images, and dividing my work by using subheadings. Overall, I must keep my text concise so that I don't bore my visitors (KISS method - keep it simple, stupid).
The workbook also included valuable tips:
-using present tense
-avoiding the use of "to be"
-minize the word "and"
-use a moderate number of tabs/pages -- not too few, not too many
-be sure to include your voice in your work
-cite all your work; make sure your citation style fits your topic and audience
-find credible sources -- look at the authors, are they biased? have they been published in other websites? are they believable? is it necessary? why are you choosing this source?
-focus on your assets: pieces of source that you will use to support your argument/information
-make sure your website is accessible