When you think of the LBD (Little Black Dress) you probably think of Audrey Hepburn, but if you think of the creator of the LBD then you think of no one else besides Coco Chanel. For my common task I had to create a website around an interest of mine; I chose fashion for my interest. I couldn't have just done fashion because of all the types of fashion and trends and designers, so I chose one of my favorite designers and style icons, Coco Chanel. I had to research her and her clothes to create my website and then I had to carefully plan out my website to make sure that my target audience likes it. Within each page I had to have links to other pages, a flash on one page and many pictures. To learn how to create a website, I learned how to create a flash and use dreamweaver and in the class I had to practice using these programs. The skills I acquired during this common task was planning and organizing because I had to make sure my website was neat and easy to navigate. I also gained skills in using dreamweaver and flash so I could use these programs again in the future.
The process I used to complete this common task was to plan my timing wisely so that I could have it done in the amount of time I had. I also had already knew a lot about Chanel prior so it was easy to find the information I needed and the pictures I wanted to use. Some obstacles that I encountered during this common task was making the flash. For my flash I wanted it to look like the person on my website was purchasing a vintage Chanel suit. It ended up being simpler than I thought but it still was a little difficult to make it look good. This common task helped me to understand Web Design because I had no idea how to do any of the things I had to do for my common task before this class.
The completion of this common task helped me as a student because I learned planning skills and organization skills while doing this common task. An example of this is I had to make a layout of my website before I started to work on dreamweaver and then I had to follow that layout. In the future I could use these programs and skills for a buisness.