Process 2: Analysis
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As this methodology is a continuous process, the web may already
be in existence at this point. Thus, analysis is the process of
asking the question, "Is the web accomplish (or is it accomplishing)
the planned objectives?" Further questions allow developers
to make a better analysis of the web;
- Does the audience for the web actually exist? Do the audience
actually have web access?
- Has this web already been created by another party? Developers
might search for similar webs.
- Are the purpose (why the web exists), objective (what
the web will do) and specifications (exactly how it will
do this) statements consistent?
- Is the domain information accurate and reliable? Developers
may wish to examine the link freshness, accuracy of the information
provided, completeness of the information provided and the appropriate
level of detail.
- Is the web yielding results consistent with its design and
purpose? Developers may wish to examine the access statistics
to see if they indicate "balanced" accessing in terms
of its own files and outside links into it. Developers must also
ensure that the access time is acceptable.
- Does it meet the user needs? Developers can set up a survey
for user feedback, as well as determining if the web actually
accomplished the purpose statement.