The presentation should address the following aspects:
- What host server-side factors can affect the performance of the site
- What issues clients visiting the site may have
- What sort of pictures, videos and other files would be suitable for use on the site
- (and why others might not be appropriate)
- What laws and guidelines you will need to consider when developing the site and when he and his clients will be using the site;
- How the website can be protected, as client details will be entered when completing the request form
- How his system can be protected in the shop.
Prepare a presentation that provides Marcus with the answers to all these questions. If you can provide a audio transcript or notes pages for the presentation then you may not have to deliver the presentaion yourself.
Marcus has arranged to visit the company in four weeks to listen to the presentation. That gives you 8 hours plus any overtime (homework) you need to do.
P5: Describe the various factors that influence the performance of a website.
Evidence for this should address: each of the file types – image files (from bitmap, vector, jpg, gif); sound files (from wav, mp3); video and animation files (from avi, swf); as well as techniques for conversion between formats. Evidence is also necessary for both user-side factors, such as modem connection speed, PC performance factors (from cache memory, process speed); and server-side factors, especially web server capacity (from available bandwidth, executions to be performed before page load).
P7: Identify the potential security issues and legal constraints involved in a particular website.
Evidence for this should address the content and pick up at least one security risk (from hacking, viruses, identity theft). It should also discuss firewalls, SSLs and passwords. It must also highlight the W3C guidelines and one law (from Data Protection Act 1998, Computer Misuse Act 1990, Health and Safety Act 1984, Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988). It would also be appropriate to highlight user perception, such as concerns over privacy of information or security of financial transactions.
M3: Explain techniques that can be used to minimise security risks to websites.
Evidence for this should build on that for P7, but must address ways in which the problems can be overcome, NOT just what the problems are.
D3: Compare ‘user side’ and ‘server side’ factors that can influence website performance.
Evidence for this should build on that for P5, but must compare the different issues for user and server side, e.g. efficient website but slow download speed and so on.
Submitting Your Work:
Any work you submit must be your OWN. We understand the temptation to copy and paste large amounts of text is very high – but you must not do it. Remember:
Everything must be in your own words.
You must credit those site, books and images you use as sources of information.
Make sure your name, course (including unit, assignment and task) and date of printing are included on any task you hand in. Master slides or headers and footers are a good way to achieve this if it possible.
For this task we recommend you submit a printout of the slides as a handout with two slides per sheet plus either notes pages from Powerpoint or an audio transcript.