Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Coming on well

Ben - really good looking now - lots of interesting bits, the annotations are good and the photos could have slightly more depth in the captions - but this would be covered by the final evaluation.
Well done.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

This is a diary i composed to allow you to follow my projects development, it includes attachments of print screens and links to my advances on the blog


I took these photos with a DSLR camera, a canon EO5.

This photo is used to resemble different types of contraception to protect yourself from pregnancy, or STD's.

This photo is used to resemble a way of protecting yourself from pregnacny's.

This photo is used to show a group of happy girls to make the website not seem depressing.

This image is used to resemble an unhappy teenager to help remind people of the sadness of STD's.

I have recently taken more photographs to improve the look of our website, we understand that aesthetics is a major role in campaign websites and that the more professional the website looks the more approachable it will seem to our viewers and target audience.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The website that I will be designing will have a wide demographic and will be mainly aimed at people between the ages of 14 and 24. From my survey that I conducted I found that the people most likely to visit a Sexual Health Campaign website were between these ages. The main purpose of my website is to inform people on how to stay healthy sexually, and offer information on how to seek help, and what to look out for. It is important that I make my website accessible and appeal to my target audience otherwise they would be unlikely to visit.

As my website is a charity website, it relies largely on donations to keep itself running. A target audience of 14-24 is very suitable for receiving donations as people in this age bracket would be earning and would therefore be likely to have a reasonable income, some of which they would donate for a special cause.

Although my website is looking for donations, it is also trying to achieve its main purpose which is to help people. Therefore my target audience would be social classes A, B, C1 and C2, as the help offered would be adapted so that it is suitable for everyone. The target audience will also most likely be students, at either school or university and also people in employment.

People within this group of 14-24 year olds would be a variety of ethnicities as sexual health could be an issue to anyone, so it is important that I ensure my information is suitable for all ethnicities and that there is a balanced representation of this within my website.

As sexual health, for some, can be a very boring issue, I will work hard to make sure that my site is appealing for my entire target audience, so that they read the information and are likely to revisit my charity if they have an issue with their sexual health. I will try and achieve this by using different colours, and presenting the information in a simple and easy way to read, but I will also make it interesting to engage the wide demographic.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Once a website has been created, it is important to think about how it will be distributed and reach the target audience. To get a website running properly you have to use web domain and web hosting. I found out that it was important to research into web hosting and web domain, as it allowed me to get a better understanding, and also to find the correct web host and web domain that is suited best to my requirements.

What is web hosting?

I researched into web hosting, as I would need a web host to host my website. Web hosting allows individuals and organisations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web (www). Web hosts provide a space on their server usually for a fee, which provides the website with internet connectivity, allowing people to access the site, and the pages and information on it via the web hosts server. There are many different types of web hosting servers ranging from free hosting to high end hosting servers offering a large amount of space on the server for a cost.

I took a look at some of the different web hosts that were on offer, and the cost of each. I feel that I would go for a mid-priced host, but not a free host, or a very expensive host. This is because for my charity organisation, spending lots of money on an expensive host would be unnecessary and not beneficial to the organisation. Additionally a free web host would mean that there would be a lack of functions that the website can do, as opposed to a web host that costs. One particular host that stood out to me while researching was www.justhost.com which offers web hosting from £1.95 a month, an offer price compared to the usual £4.95. I feel that this website offered very cheap hosting but also had lots of different functions available; this would be the web host that I would use for my site.

What is a domain name?

A domain name is also needed for the website; the domain name is the web address, usually ending in .co.uk or .com. The web domain is an extra cost, and is usually offered by the web host that you are using. The web domain can be used with your web host, providing that no one is already using your chosen domain, and people can then access your site by typing in your domain, and they will be took straight there.

This is the design for our school website, it is a conventional layout that is similar to many that i researched. The use of three columns is one that is used in many school sites. 

Thursday, 3 March 2011


I will be designing a website providing information on sexual health, on this site there will be detailed information on a variety of sexually transmitted diseases and infections, STD’s and STI’s. There will also be a box containing details on these and how to prevent them, we will also be providing facts and statistics of these infections and diseases. Our group consists of three members, Ben Bardsley-Ball, Cameron Payami and George Piggott. We will set out our webpage in an aesthetically pleasing way, which is simple to the reader to give them all the information needed. Our target audience is aimed mostly at teenagers and people new to there sexual life, but we will also give it a wider approach for older individuals.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011