Hunting with Scoped Rifles

Reflection

Ever browse through the internet and view all of the websites and wonder how they were made? Well during this project I discovered the answer to this question using Adobe CS5 Dreamweaver. For this task I had to create a website with eight or more web pages about a topic and include a flash.  I also needed to add pictures and links, both internal and external, on the website.The background we needed was many different projects creating other websites and flashes to prepare us for this project. During this task I demonstrated the ability to quickly learn how to navigate through different programs with ease. I also learned how to manage my time and research a topic efficiently. These skills allowed me to create a complex website with a complex flash.


During this task I had the option to pick what kind of topic I would create a website on. For this I choose hunting and to begin I created a flash relating to the topic. After this was completed I made an outline for my website called “Design.” This listed all of my linked web pages and then described what they are for. Along with that I decided where my flash would be put in the website; on the homepage or in a linked site. I made sure that I followed all of the directions on Mr.Herz’s website on GPS.  I then proceeded in creating a website with nine pages. I later attached the flash to the homepage of my website and created a works cited page along with this reflection. During this process I lost some of my data along with troubles with some of my links and my flash. My flash would work on some computers and not work on others which caused me to waste an entire class trying to figure out how to get it to work. I asked Mr. Herz, my peers, and researched online how to troubleshoot the problems I had. Now I am aware of what kind of content must be on a website both to inform and attract the user. Just making a simple website like this was very difficult using Dreamweaver so I cannot imagine how difficult a more complex website would be to create.


This project has helped me to understand the importance of managing my time wisely and the importance of not procrastinating. I learned this the hard way as I had to rush through my project near the end to finish on time. Along with this my typing skills improved as I was constantly typing on the internet which will help me when I have to complete future projects online. I also improved my skills in navigating through the internet. These skills will be very helpful in the future as this is the age of computers and almost every job requires an adequate amount of knowledge about the internet.

Hunting with Scoped Rifles