BUS 2504/FASH 4500 Website Development Tools (Remote Learning Fall 2020)

Choose a Tool (group)

  • The objective of this exercise is to assess and compare various Online Website Building Platforms (note that this exercise is not about finding the best tool)
  • Use your preferred search engine to look for free website building tool that provide FREE templates
  • Choose a tool and post on the Discussions Board to avoid tool duplication. Examples include Weebly, GoDaddy and many of the hosting service providers. Do not use WordPress or Shopify as they’ll be used in class

Experiment with the Tools (individually)

  • Signup individually to your chosen tool, and create a simple website of 3-4 pages. The content can be borrowed from your own portfolio, make sure you try inserting various elements such as (text, image, video, table…)

Analyze & Present Your Findings (group)

  • As a group, analyze advantages and disadvantages of your chosen web building tool
  • Discuss 3 advantages and 3 disadvantage of the tool by including screen captures from your own experience with a short comment on why this is an advantage, or disadvantage (in your own words, do not use info from the vendor’s website)
  • Your recommendation – would you recommend the tool or not? justify your answer
  • Remember to cite your sources

Deliverables & Submission

  • Present your findings by creating a PowerPoint presentation, include links to your individual test websites (with the name of each student and their website)
  • Submit your document through the Assignments on Blackboard