The Purpose of websites Daniel P

To inform: Football mags & BBC because the BBC offers the users the user the purpose of informing. BBC gives the users the ability to catch up on TV , therefore informing is taking place.

To Educate: GCSEPOD and MyMaths because MyMaths offers the user purpose of educating. MyMaths gives the user the ability to complete homework therefore educating is taking place.

To Persuade: The Guardian and The Daily Mirror because the Daily Mirror offers the user the persuading. Daily Mirror givers the user the ability to comment therefore persuading is taking place.

For e-commerce: Next and Debenhams because Next offers the user the purpose of e-commerce. Next gives the user the ability to shop therefore e-commerce is taking place

For Storage: The Cloud and OneDrive because OneDrive offers the user the purpose of storage. OneDrive gives the user the ability to save stuff therefore storage storage is taking place.

For Sharing: Email and Youtube because Email offers the user the purpose of sharing. Email gives the user the ability to send stuff therefore sharing is taking place.

For Social Interaction: Twitter and Snapchat because Twitter offers the users the purpose of social interaction. Twitter gives the user the ability to like stuff therefore social interaction is taking place.

Conventions of Websites

All websites contain some or all of the following conventions:

Navigation Bar/Menu: This will allow the user to easily find and change between tabs and pages on a website

Embedded Video and Music: Many websites will feature a wide variety of Video and Music to inform or entertain the audience.

Hyperlinks: These can be any selectable object (a word/picture/video), clicking on a hyperlink will take the user to another part of the website

Website/Product Name: Similar use to logo. The website/product name will need to need to be big and clear so the user knows they are on the correct website

Interactivity: Any element of the website that allows the user to control or add something

Logo: A unique and recognisable picture or 'badge'. The user will recognise this and know that they are on the right website

Image: A photo/picture/visual element

Search Function: This part of a website allows the user to quickly look for anything on the website based on a word or phrase

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