Analyzing Websites



Analyzing Websites should be done prior to students beginning to design a website.

Students will work in teams to evaluate a quality website and a poorly designed website using the Analyzing Websites evaluation tool, designed by Adobe Systems Incorporated.

Student teams will evaluate two websites using the following categories, documenting comments using the Analyzing Websites evaluation tool.

  • Visual Layout
  • Consistency Structures
  • Color Scheme
  • Content Bias
  • Content source

Lesson Time

Length of Time
2 Class Periods

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (3)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to identify essential components needed to develop a quality website by comparing a poorly designed website and well developed site.Visual Layout, Consistency Structures Color Scheme, Content Bias, Content Currency, Content Source, and Content Corroboration
  • Students will be able to identify quality websites from poorly developed websites.
  • Students will share findings with class.
  • Students will journal essential elements that contribute to a quality website and provide a brief description of the following five key elements in their own words and why they are important.
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of terms (quiz).

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