Web Graphics and Design
1 June 2011
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.
I never thought that I would ever build my own website. In my web graphics and design class our big assignment was to create our own website on something that we wanted to do it on. My website was on the sport of softball. On my website I explained what softball is, the equipment used, the rules of the game, the history of the game, what is going on now with the sport, and famous players. On my website I also included a flash document. To prepare for this task my teacher, Mr. Herz taught us everything I was going to be using for my website. I learned how to use HTML, Dreamweaver, and website development. HTML uses a set of codes, called tags, to “mark up” plain text so that browser application, such as Internet Explorer, knows how to interpret the text. Dreamweaver MX 2004 is the web development application that is part of the Macromedia Studio MX 2004 suite. Dreamweaver is used to create websites. Website development is the process of planning and creating a website. Planning includes determining the website’s purpose, audience, navigation, structure, content, and page layout. Dreamweaver is then used to set up the website and create web pages. The skills I used in this task are independency, problem solving, and time management skills. I believe that all these skills are all very important to have while in school and outside of school. I think that I have obtained and used these skills throughout this task.
The process I took for creating this web site was lengthy. At first I had to come up with an idea with what I wanted to make my website on. I have always had a passion for sports ever since I was young. My favorite sport that I played growing up and still play today is softball. That is what I choose to complete my website on. I wanted to show people everything from the history to the famous people who are my heroes. After I knew what I wanted to make my website on I then had to make a plan on what each page was going to talk about and how many pages I was going to have. This planning process is something that my class learned earlier in the semester so it wasn’t hard for me to make. Once the plan was complete I was then ready to the use Dreamweaver to put all the ideas onto the final pages for my website. I then created my flash document. The last and final step was making sure all the links worked on each webpage. There were some bumps in the road that had caused me a little trouble. The obstacles I encountered were putting my pictures onto my website. Sometimes the pictures were not opening correctly and sometimes they just didn’t appear. After figuring out what was wrong with my pictures I could move on with the rest of my website. The only thing that needed to be tr ouble shot was some of my pictures. I had to delete a few of them and then resave them in to the folder. This task has helped me understand Web Design a lot. I learned that are many steps that you have to take in order to make a website. I didn’t realize that when there is a moving objects on a website how long it really takes to make that moving object. I never even heard of these different programs before taking this class and now I feel better and more knowledgeable about technology.
This completion of this task has helped me as student. I have learned about all the different technology terms and how to make a website. I won’t need to make a website for another class but I can use the skills and knowledge that I learned. The skill of using the different programs and the independence aspect of this task I can use in my future when I continue my education in college.
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