For our common task in web design, we were assigned to create a webpage using macromedia dreamweaver and macromedia flash. We also picked a topic of any choice, my choice was longboarding. I used a very simple process in completing this webpage. First, I made an organized list on microsoft word of everything that would be on the webpage (links, pictures, etc). With my organized list completed, I then begin to design my webpage and create all of my links. After my webpage was completed, I used flash to create a flash movie for my front page of the website. The easiest part of this project was making the organized list. This was easy because I feel that i am good at brainstorming and all we had to do was type on microsoft word. The hardest part of this project was creating the flash movie. I had trouble with this because it can be hard to draw on the computer and we had to make sure we had the frames set up properly. This task has helped me achive standard 1.1 (communicating effectivly using oral, written, or technological formats) because I used a computer to complete this project. I also used two web design programs, macromedia dreamweaver and macromedia flash. I used the internet to get the information and pictures for me website. This task has helped me achieve standard 1.2 (Meet proficiency in content and applied learning standards as outlined in the Rhode Island High School Diploma System) because I created a project and i use all of the things we needed to complete the project sucessfully. I achieved standard 1.4 (Demonstrate the use of reasoning and problem solving skills and strategies through analysis and synthesis of data and information) because durring the process of this project, I encountered many problems, but I sucessfully solved them and completed my project. I reached standard 2.1 (Demonstrate the behaviors and skills for independence and collaboration) because I worked by myself on this project and i collaborated with peers and the teacher in order to complete my website. lastly, I achieved standard 2.2 (Participate as a citizen in the local, national, and global community) because since my website is on the internet, it is avaliable all around the world for people to see. This task has helped me develop as a student because it has taught me how to use macromedia dreamweaver and flash extensivly. This task has helped me develop as an iduvidual because it has taught me how to use web design technology for future reference. thats how this task has helped me develop as a student and as an induvidual.
By: Justin Zinno