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Cisco Networking Academy Program: Web Design Pre-Production Process

Chapter Description

A majority of web projects are developed in three phases: Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production. Each phase has many interim stages, and some stages overlap others. This chapter provides a sample approach of the steps involved in a typical pre-production phase.

Check Your Understanding

  1. Which of the following are needed before submitting a proposal to the client?
    1. Scope definition
    2. Audience definition
    3. Competition survey
    4. All of the above

  2. When does the web designer assess the needs of the client?
    1. The audience definition
    2. The initial meeting
    3. The proposal
    4. The competition survey

  3. What is the goal of your design for the client's website?
    1. To meet the needs of the client
    2. To create a site using the latest technology
    3. To create a site that is innovative and unusual
    4. To showcase cutting edge GUI design

  4. The organization of content is referred to as information architecture.
    1. True
    2. False

  5. Which development procedure communicates status and tracks progress most effectively?
    1. Interim deliverables
    2. Project team
    3. Project milestones
    4. Scope planning

  6. Which of the following is contained within the requirements document?
    1. List of what you need from the client
    2. Summary of client's intentions and goals
    3. List of what you will do for the client
    4. All of the above

  7. Which document do you present to the client with the concept on how you envision the website meeting the client's needs?
    1. Contract
    2. Proposal
    3. Flow chart
    4. Final website

  8. What is the filenaming convention for image, sound, and video files?
    1. Three character extension
    2. Lowercase
    3. Both A & B
    4. Neither A or B

  9. The production phase uploads the site to the server and tests it.
    1. True
    2. False

  10. What term describes the analysis of activity sequences and durations?
    1. Task sequencing
    2. Schedule development
    3. Resource planning
    4. Scope definition

  11. What is a routine set of tasks repeated many times over?
    1. Process
    2. Project
    3. Phase
    4. Milestones

  12. Before the initial meeting, which of the following must you do?
    1. Research the client's business
    2. Prepare a brief presentation
    3. Prepare an agenda for the meeting
    4. All of the above

  13. What is another term for a database-driven website?
    1. Static
    2. Dynamic
    3. Hard-coded
    4. Intermediary

  14. What term determines how much detail needs to be presented?
    1. Scope
    2. Deliverables
    3. Proposal
    4. Requirements document

  15. You need to look at the competitors' sites as part of determining the scope of the website.
    1. True
    2. False

  16. What phase encompasses the testing of a website so that it is free of errors and is easy to use?
    1. Proposal development
    2. Pre-production phase
    3. Post-production phase
    4. Production phase

  17. The _______ generates ideas for the content and design of the website.
    1. Initial meeting
    2. Proposal meeting
    3. Brainstorming session
    4. Scope definition

  18. You must obtain the client's signature on which of the following documents?
    1. Requirements Document
    2. Proposal
    3. Contract
    4. All of the above

  19. What do you create to determine how a user will navigate and use the interface?
    1. Information architecture
    2. Requirements document
    3. Task sequencing
    4. Scope definition

  20. What is one of the most common file names for the home page on a website?
    1. file.html
    2. home.html
    3. index.html
    4. index.home

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