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Web Design Common Task Reflection

Jacob Zuchowski
Mr. Herz
Web Graphics and Design
18 January 2012


Name of task: Creating a Website

Core/Content Area: Technology

NHS Mission Learner Expectations

1.1 Communicate effectively using oral, written, and technological formats.

1.4 Demonstrate the use of reasoning and problem solving skills and strategies through analysis and synthesis of data and information

2.1 Demonstrate the behaviors and skills for independence and collaboration.

Technology Standard 1.2 Students are proficient in the use of technology.

Technology Standard 2.2 Students practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and software.

Technology Standard 5.1 Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.

 

Have you ever created your own website? Creating a website is very fun. For this task we had to research a topic and make a website with eight pages based on the topic we researched. My topic was Manchester United and they are a professional soccer team. The first thing I had to learn was basic skills on Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Flash. Then once I had some practice on these two programs could utilize that to produce a website. Some new skills I learned were how to better function a computer and using adobe flash and Dreamweaver.  
The first thing I did was decide my topic. Then I researched it and planned out what I wanted my site to look like. I created the web pages and then I decorated them to look like the soccer teams site. Then I inserted tables and, player pictures, and their information. Then I inserted other pictures to make the website look better. The next step was to make a flash and I made one for my homepage one for my offence page one for my defense page and one for my goalie page. Next I put the flashes into my website and made some final touches such as editing the text and the size of the photos. The final edit I made to my website was to make a works cited page and to make a hyperlink into all of my pictures. I made the hyperlink so that it would go to the players’ biography page on the team’s website. Some obstacles I ran into on the way was that first my pictures didn’t work second my flash didn’t work. Another thing was I could put my flash on the site until I figured out the correct way to insert the flash. The first thing I tried to do when trouble shooting these errors the first thing I tried was to take them off then add them back on. When that didn’t work I asked Mr. Herz for help and figured it out. I understand web design through this task because I made it from scratch and did most of the design.
This task has helped me as a student because I now have a better understanding with computers and I can now create a website for other classes that could use it. Other skills that can be helpful is adobe flash because I can make flash movies for other classes and other projects.