Web Essays by Simon Windisch - Can websites be categorised into visual genres
Web Essays by Simon Windisch - Can websites be categorised into visual genres Web Essays by Simon Windisch - Can websites be categorised into visual genres Web Essays by Simon Windisch - Can websites be categorised into visual genres Web Essays by Simon Windisch - Can websites be categorised into visual genres
Web Essays by Simon Windisch - Can websites be categorised into visual genres
 
 

Technological

Use of technology must also be considered. Many web sites mention a minimum version of web browser or window size that their site should be viewed with. This tends not to be the case on corporate sites, as it is considered slightly amateur.

In contrast, sites that use additional technology to the standard browser are common amongst larger websites. These include Flash, Quicktime, Realaudio etc.

The point being made here is not that the sites use a particular technology, but that they say they do. It is the self-consciousness that counts. After all, a user with the wrong browser size or one lacking the correct technology to view all the functions of a site might never know what they were missing, if the site was so designed. The explicit mention of technology puts these websites into a group that considers the technology important. These websites might be hi-tech companies, or companies that employ highly paid website designers, or perhaps are advertising their technology, or use of technology.

These two examples (Figure 17 and Figure 18) are a public relations company and an architect.

Figure 17: Click to enlarge Figure 18: Click to enlarge