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Test Your Knowledge: Web Usability Quiz

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Test your knowledge of basic Web usability principles.
1. An important first step in designing a Web site is to:
Choose site colors
Identify target user groups
Prototype the home page
Develop form filling requirements
Determine widgets/controls
2. Usability testing for a Web site can be performed with:
Hand-drawn designs
Illustrations of navigational controls
Final graphical representations
Detailed screen designs
All of the above
3. An expert review is:
Difficult to perform
Relatively quick to do
Based on one standard set of guidelines
Representative of real users
None of the above
4. Multimedia should be used:
As much as possible to impress users
Never because of download times
Sparingly to support the intent of the site
Only for audio and not video
None of the above
5. To improve the time it takes to scan a Web page in Portuguese, text should be:
Left aligned
Right aligned
None of the above
6. To organize information on a Web page, grouping can be used to differentiate related and unrelated information by:
Inserting a blank line between groups
Indenting to show a sub-grouping
Putting a panel or box around related information
Leaving white space between groups
All of the above
7. Items on a Web page can be sequenced based on each of the following except:
Alphabetical, when names of items are not known to users
Frequency of use by typical users
Logic or task flow of typical users
Alphabetical, when names of items are known to users
8. In general, when writing for the Web one should do all of the following except:
Avoid lengthy paragraphs
Write in active voice
Use computer terminology
Use correct tone
Use words consistently
9. Guidelines for good color usage include all of these points except:
Use colors to show relationships
Use colors as codes (e.g., green=go)
Use colors to aid scanning
Use up to 5 colors for highlighting objects
Use colors to draw attention
10. Red text should not be used on a blue background because:
It has patriotic meaning for those in the U.S.
They are not aesthetic together
It will be fuzzy to read
These are not browser safe colors
All of the above

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