Pick three websites and do a screen capture of their home page. For
each website, write down 5 reasons why someone would come to this site.
Try to identify their most important reasons. For each of the 5 reasons
on each of the three websites, circle the most important place that
someone with that goal should look on the page. Using PhotoShop, or some
similar program create a blurred version of each screen capture using
Gaussian blur of radius 15 and desaturating the image to gray. Using
this blurred gray image identify the top 5 most interesting places to
look based on the use of contrast and white space. Compare those locations
with your original locations for your 5 reasons. Write 1/3 page single spaced
(12 point) on each of the three websites describing your results and why you
think it came out that way. Combine this into your Word document. For each of
the three websites you should have:
- Your list of 5 reasons to come to this website.
- Your original captured image with the 5 target points circled. Label these with the reason associated with each circle.
- Your blurred image with the 5 most interesting places (based on the contrast and spacing) circled. Be sure this is based on contrast and spacing and not just justification of what you want to see.
- Your 1/3 page analysis of what the similarities and differences mean. This is not a vague report of your personal feelings about the site. Be specific about the similarities and differences and what these indicate.
Please organize each website seperately
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Come to class prepared to share your images and interesting places analysis.