This week we had to bring our three website designs to the lecture. Most people had done a presentation in Powerpoint; my designs were only very basic and were made in Flash, as I didn’t have time to make a presentation. Eduardo postponed my mark until I have added images from my client, and introduced colour to my designs. I received the following comments from four peers:
Lavince: "Very clear idea. Try to work on colour and sound. Do some more research will be helpful."
Kashif: "Very good ideas despite no colour and sound. All three designs are thoughtful and excellent. Looks promising!"
Keiran: "3rd design is very innovative and original. Design 1 is favourite. V. simple which makes it effective. Can't wait for the colour."
Tom: "Interesting layouts, clear design. I found the second design most effective."
I have since created a presentation in Powerpoint but it needed updating as I changed my designs. I have uploaded it here, along with a scan of the mark sheet.
I have not decided on a final design yet, although my client seems keen on my second design. I will wait and see what my client says once all my designs are finished. I will also upload the Flash files onto here when they are complete.
I was going to create a website for Impumelelo Security Guarding And Training, but over reading week Jeanette from Tabeisa asked me to change to a company called Ingwe Security. She has since emailed me a copy of their logo which I traced in Flash. As they are another security company, my research is still valid. My favourite site was this:
I thought this site, although quite bland, made good use of colours, and the left menu bar stays static regardless. The next site I looked at I did like, although the animation became irritating after a while, but generally it was a good design:
The following two sites I did not like:
The first one is horrible, with a really awful use of colour and background. I can’t see that anyone would stay on it long enough to read anything on it. The second one was one of the most dull and pointless websites I’ve ever seen. I will avoid making my site anything like these two, as rather than help a company, sites like these could hinder it.
I do realise that my site might end up relatively ‘boring’, but the primary function of a website is to provide information for the client, so although it might not be the most aesthetically pleasing website, I intend to make it efficient and fully functional.
- Jenny McCloskey (Word count: 456 words.)