Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Starting Main Website..

In today's lesson I planned what I wanted my final website to be about. I briefly brainstormed the needs for my campaign website and created a brief. Here below is my brief..
I are going to create a campaign website for a heart charity informing others about the dangers of heart disease and how to prevent heart complications. In order to complete this task I will make 8 pages These pages will be the following;
1.   Homepage
2.   Facts and advice
3.   Recent Events
4.   How to get involved
5.   Where does your money go?
6.   Appeal Pack
7.   About us
8.   Donate
9.   Need help?

I will create a standard layout which will be used on all 8 pages, this will make sure the information is presented and aligned correctly allowing the audience to use my website with ease. To display each link on my website we will use a navigation bar and use the typical website conventions for example a banner across the top two vertical side bars amid larger block in the middle. My website will include the following;
- sound
- video
- written text
- images

I will also make sure our website uses interactivity to keep the audience engaged for example;
- rollovers
- links
- social networking/blogs

I started my research which needs to be complete in order to have all the information to create my main site which is based on a heart charity. Because of this we researched into charity websites and compared the techniques and common conventions used to convey information for example the layout, font sizes, photo galleries, and interactive parts.  I print screen and annotated  some charity websites.   By doing this research it has widened my knowledge on normal website conventions for example; I have learnt that colour plays a huge impact on the audiences first impression and too much colour can be distracting to the information needed to be displayed, however in contrast too little colour can make the website seem dull and uninviting.  In order to have the information easily read a layout is conventionally with a banner across the top to vertical side bars a larger block in the middle also a navigation bar is used to show each page of the website. Websites conventionally use interactivey to keep the audience enaged with the website and the information being displayed. For instance; -roll overs -links -animation -visual and audio pieces -blogs   When creating my main charity website we will follow the typical website conventions as listed above

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