Topics for Extra Credit Research Paper

  • Accessibility, Guidelines, Regulations, Usability Analysis, WCAG2, WCAG Samurai, ADA-504, Issues, Analysis of the ND HomePage
  • Web Standards: Design and Development, Jakob Nielsen
  • Google Analytics, Web Analytics
  • Content Management Systems, Blogs, and Wiki's: Software, Feature Comparisons, When to use, for what applications
  • Open Social, Social Networks, MySpace, FaceBook, embedded applications/Gadgets
  • Micro-blogging, Twitter, Jaiku, Pownce, Dodgeball
  • Web Site Internationalization, Character Codes, Translation, Cultural Issues, Political Issues
  • WEB 2.0, Technology, Business Models
  • JSON, YAML, RFC 4627, adoptions (e.g., Google, Yahoo, etc)
  • Mashups: Google Earth/Maps, Flickr, Frappr!
  • Web Apps: Google Apps, Google Gears, Windows Live, comparisons with each other, comparison to desktop office suits
  • Design and development for mobile systems
  • Web Adverstising: Technologies, Business models (impressions, page views, click throughs, etc), Competitors, Google AdSense, YPN, AdWords,
  • Flash and its competitors, SilverLight, Adobe Flex
  • Cloud computing: Amazon S3, A3, Microsoft SkyDrive, Elastic Compute Cloud
  • Completely Automated Public Turing Test(s) or How to Tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHA)