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Cedar Falls Historical Society (Iowa); Web sites--Design;


With communication becoming more instantaneous then ever, one fear is losing the message in the medium. Creating the web site for the Cedar Falls Historical Society was much more than giving the Historical Society a presence on the World Wide Web. It was extremely important that the Cedar Falls Historical Society web site promote the true intentions of the Historical Society with integrity and dignity. Many times, when web sites are developed, the technology overshadows the content. The Board of Directors of the Historical Society insisted their site be built with both professionalism and historical accuracy.

The Society members took care of the historical accuracy of the site; books, brochures, letters, photos and other historical artifacts were at the disposal of the designer. The professionalism of the web design was left to the web site developer. Major importance was put on the overall theme of the Society's web site. Aspects within the theme included layout and a consistent color scheme. Crisp lines, readability, consistency and contrast coupled with historical accuracy help to insure the future success of this web site.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Sharon E. Smaldino


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