# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Computer Information Systems, Advanced Task 1967260460

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Critique a Web site, according to accepted Web design principles.


Critique should involve an investigation to analyze the design/technical elements used in professional Web sites. Web design guidelines to be used in the critique should include items such as:

  • Does the site use appropriate page format?
  • Does the site have a consistent theme that is used on all Web pages?
  • Is there a theme that targets a specific audience?
  • Does it contain navigation links in the same place on each Web page?
  • Is there a “Home” link on each page that returns the user to the main page?
  • Are the visuals aesthetically appealing, and do they have a purpose?
  • Is the text easy to read (i.e., does not include lengthy paragraphs or text without appropriate breaks or lists)?
  • Are the colors used for the background, text, and on various elements appealing?
  • Is there an appropriate amount of white space?
  • Do all of the links work?
  • Do graphics download quickly? Are thumbnail graphics used to reduce the time needed to download large files?
  • Can you see meaningful information within 30 seconds?
  • Does the site contain contact information, including an e-mail address?
  • Does the site contain errors in the text?
  • Does the site contain blinking, scrolling, or animated images that are distracting and/or irritating to the viewer?
  • Are Flash elements used effectively?
  • Is the site compatible with all popular browsers?

Other Related Standards

Common Career Technical Core


Describe quality assurance practices and methods employed in producing and providing quality IT products and services.

FBLA Competitive Events and Activities Areas



Website Design

The topic for this event changes from year to year. The annual topic may or may not correlate with this particular course. Please refer to the current Virginia FBLA State Handbook.