Now that you have built and tested your website, I would like you to market it. Let’s say that your budget is NOK 10 000 (or 1800 $ US). Please do the following:
- Do some research on what advertising costs. You could for instance contact your local newspaper, print shop and other websites.
- Make a detailed list of how you would market your website. Remember to keep your budget in mind.
- What if you had double the budget? Come up with a second marketing strategy, this time with NOK 20 000 at your disposal. (3600 $ US)
- Come up with a viral idea. It doesn’t have to be a video; it can be guys dancing at the airport in gorilla suits. You can use ANYTHING that is at your disposal. Be creative!
Take the basic website you have designed in your previous two Learning Activities in this module (Learning Activity – Put Thought Into Your Design and Learning Activity – Planning the Structure) and convert that into HTML and CSS code.
This will help you understand the importance between the design and the programming phase and how they work together.
Don’t stress if you can’t get everything right, just do as much as you can.
Create the structure of your web page (from Learning Activity – Put Thought Into Your Design) in terms of HTML files and folders. You need to set these up so that you are ready to code your website.
First use a pen and paper to do your planning; then do it on the computer when you are sure of your structure.
Please upload this activity to your WordPress blog. Remember to scan and include your initial planning that you did on paper.
View the tutorials on Lynda.com and complete the exercise below.
Foundations of Photography: Composition by Ben Long (5h 29m)
Take a series of photographs, each photograph must focus on one of the following:
- Depth of field
Submit your ten best photographs to your blog.
- Name three lighting sources and their functions.
Daylight – most common lighting source used in photography. Daylight changes during the day.
Artificial light – any other light, such as lamp, daylight which comes through a window, etc
Photographic flash – flash light from a camera.
- Name two light modifiers and explain the difference between them.
Softboxes and umbrellas. The difference between them is that spread of light with a softbox is more contained, while an umbrella can spill beyond the boundaries of the reflective surface. Softboxes are easier to control than umbrellas.
- Draw a diagram of and describe the three-point lighting setup.
“Design a 5-page website or blog to promote your hometown (or any other place if you so choose). Present your design along with a strategy that explains the decisions you’ve made during the design process (keep the six steps mentioned in the lesson Web Design Process: Designing for Web (part 2) in mind). Remember, it’s important for us to see how you think, so explain why you decided to do things the way you did.
This is a front-end design learning activity. No coding or publishing is needed.”
Here is the PDF with the design and explanation.
“Copy the exact content from a homepage of a website of your choice. Now redesign this homepage in three different ways. Each design should evoke a different emotional response from viewers. You can choose what you would like these emotional responses to be.
Please upload this activity to your WordPress blog along with a short report where you explain the look and intent of each of the three designs.”
Below you will find a screenshot of original website, it is called SavannahNorway. This website represents a Savannah cat breeder. Continue reading “Week 19 – Design Different Looks”