Response to Mult 120 questions

In this day and age most of us are aware of the power of the internet. It is one of the most useful and interesting tools out there. As of 2011 nearly a third of the Earth’s Human population used the services of the internet according to Wikipedia. If you don’t know what the internet is or how to use it you are in the minority. My 80-year-old grandpa uses the internet, he may not exactly be good/fast at “surfing the web” but he knows what it is and how to check his e-mails if he has to. One of the greatest advantages of the internet is having the ability to use graphic images to help visualize and see products, places, or things that aren’t right in front of our face or within arms reach. The graphics used on each website are very important. Most of the websites listed for us to check out are selling product or trying to sell the landscape. How can you sell product or landscape without seeing it first? No one wants to order a boat to build, or set up a playground structure, without knowing what it looks like and how it works. And you’d have to have a lot of money to buy a classic car without looking at a picture of it first. Having clear descriptive pictures greatly adds to the consumers confidence about ordering a product online. The pictures of the golf course show the condition and beauty of the course. It really helps you visualize yourself being there. One useful tool I found was the compare spa tool. It lets you compare two spas at the same time so you can easily see the features of both of the spas. I have a hot tub and know this can be helpful when purchasing a hot tub for the first time. I also found the snow report on the Big White website to be a good tool especially if you’re heading out to the mountain for the day . It gives you an over view of how much snow the mountain has received in the last 12 to 24 hours as well as a cumulative snowfall, current temperature, skies, visibility, winds, and what runs are open. One graphic element used for navigation I found interesting was the dragon-fly following the cursor on the museum site. It suites the integrity of the web-site and I like dragon-fly’s. I also like the way the website flows when you navigate from 300+ to the present. The only thing I found to be bothersome was on the wine festivals web-site. When you click on some of the sponsors names the image doesn’t load on the next page, just a box with a question mark shows up. Most of the images worked but a few didn’t. One website that I like the graphic look of is www.brainfarmcinemas.com.

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