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  • First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions Front Doors Web Workshop August 27 th, 2008
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  • ASSIGNMENT Take out a virtual piece of paper for your group. Label it with your name and your partners name Include Department Names This is your work, your thoughts, your creativity You will use this to record your thoughts for the entire workshop The work will be shared with department heads
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  • ASSIGNMENT Go online and find a picture of a front door that you really like. Not a door to purchase but rather one that shows the front entry way of a structure. Paste that picture on your paper.
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  • First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions Front Doors What is your first impression of these doors?
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  • Your front door makes an impression Friends and visitors will quickly notice if you do not take care of your front door. If its looks shabby, that might be a clue to what the rest of the house might look like. Freshen up Paint Is your hardware still sparkling? New doorknocker or kick plate? Do up the door Mirrors, oil paintings, plates and platters, wreaths, wall clocks and baskets of flowers Lanterns look gorgeous Wreaths. fresh and full, not faded and frayed. Dress the windows and trim twinkling votives. seasonally appropriate garland. Perk up the porch a floral arrangement or plant a few seasonal touches. Micki Chestnut of Lawrence writes this column in consultation with Mary Carol Garrity. Write Garrity at 501 Commercial St., Atchison, Kan. 66002. Or send e- mail to marycarol@nellhills.com. United Feature Syndmarycarol@nellhills.com http://www.kansascity.com/630/story/685975.html
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  • First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions First Impressions Front Doors What is your first impression of these doors?
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  • How Many Look at Our Virtual Front Door? 27,747 people visited our Home Page in July 14,179 were first time visitors 13,568 were returning visitors 97,605 visited department home pages in July 1,499,898 visited department home pages in the last year. This does not include the backdoor.
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  • Backdoor Visitors GIS is a prime example GIS has become a service provider 60,934 visitors in July 2,592,581 pages loaded in July Over 1.1 million pages loaded by non-US IP numbers. India biggest known outside user
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  • What does the research say? Web users form first impressions of web pages in as little as 50 milliseconds (1/20 th of a second) Surfers make judgments based on visual appeal. It is impossible to read text in this amount of time. Through the "halo effect" first impressions can color subsequent judgments of perceived credibility, usability, and ultimately influence our decisions to stay on the site. Overall attention span has decreased from 8 to 10 seconds several years age to 3 to 4 seconds today.
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  • Your web site is your first impression Load time Pretty graphics and large text sizes Flash or animations up front Concise, exciting, and articulating information up front Navigates well 21 Factors
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  • Your front door makes an impression Friends and visitors will quickly notice if you do not take care of your front door. If its looks shabby, that might be a clue to what the rest of the house might look like. Freshen up Paint Is your hardware still sparkling? New doorknocker or kick plate? Do up the door Mirrors, oil paintings, plates and platters, wreaths, wall clocks and baskets of flowers Lanterns look gorgeous Wreaths. fresh and full, not faded and frayed. Dress the windows and trim twinkling votives. seasonally appropriate garland. Perk up the porch a floral arrangement or plant a few seasonal touches. Micki Chestnut of Lawrence writes this column in consultation with Mary Carol Garrity. Write Garrity at 501 Commercial St., Atchison, Kan. 66002. Or send e- mail to marycarol@nellhills.com. United Feature Syndmarycarol@nellhills.com http://www.kansascity.com/630/story/685975.html
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  • ASSIGNMENT Look at your departments homepage. Does it need a coat of paint? Is there out of date materials? How about the graphics? Give it the 3 second look? Would you stay and visit this site? Would you come back? Record your notes on your virtual paper.
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  • ASSIGNMENT 1)Come up with 5 obscure but useful facts from Catawba Countys website. 2)Find 5 fun and interesting things to do on our web site. Record them on your virtual paper.
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  • Research Mary Carol Garrity http://www.kansascity.com/630/story/685975.html First Impressions Count in Website Design http://www.websiteoptimization.com/speed/tweak/blink/ note good. http://www.websiteoptimization.com/speed/tweak/blink/ First impressions count for web http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4616700.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4616700.stm 21 Factors that Influence the First Impression of Your Websites Visitors http://vandelaydesign.com/blog/design/first-impression/ First Impressions - What Your Web Site Says About You (or your company) http://www.viget.com/inspire/first-impressions-what-your- web-site-says-about-you-or-your-company/ First Impressions - What Your Web Site Says About You (or your company)http://www.viget.com/inspire/first-impressions-what-your- web-site-says-about-you-or-your-company/ Your Web Site is Your First Impression http://advertising.superpages.com/learning/web-site-make-a-good- first-impression.shtml http://advertising.superpages.com/learning/web-site-make-a-good- first-impression.shtml