Tuesday, 22 March 2011

21st March 2011 - Website

Lauren and I have now started to apply our design to iWeb.  As each page has the same layout we have made sure to apply this to every page.  We have also started to create our banners by drawing in the design for each page and scanning it in ready to be edited on photoshop.

We drew lots of designs we thought we could use for the logo on our website four our company name 'NewYou!'  We then created this on Illustrator by connecting the 'N' of the 'New' and the 'Y' of the 'You' connected with a heart inbetween - showing to have a healthy heart.  We are pleased with our design.  

With this, we added the logo to our banners.  Here are my edited banners.
 This is my Nutrition page banner.  The pun reads, "the only 'carrots' that interest me are the ones you get in a diamond"  Here I have drawn two carrots and a large diamond ring to add humour to the drawing.
 This is my Recipe page banner.  The pun reads, "A balanced diet is a cake in each hand!"  I used this pun because people would love to have a balanced diet of cakes, although people know that this can not be done!  Maybe I could have changed the colour background to look more exciting.
 This is my Diet page banner.  The pun reads, "I always start my diet on the same day; tomorrow!"  I used this because people always put off diets as they do not like the thought of missing out on food and snacks they normally eat.
This is my Forum/Questions & Answers page banner.  The pun reads, "Please God, if you can't make me skinny, make all my friends fat!"  I'm sure this is what most people wish for as they want to look good in front of their friends!

Overall, all of the puns on my banner are fairly humourous, attracting the audience.  I did not have many difficulties in creating the drawings on Photoshop and had a fun time making them.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

17th March 2011 - Sketch plans

For the past week, Lauren and I have been adding detail to our sketches as well as colour and the information we are going to include.  When each page is completed, we are going to scan the plans in and post them on our blogs and then begin to create our website, following our plans.  There may be some things that we will change after starting our website as we may find some things more appropriate than in our initial ideas.
Here is a sketch of the 'Diet' page:

Here is a sketch of the 'Recipe' page:

Here is a sketch of the 'Nutrition' page:

Lastly, here is a sketch of the 'Forum' page:

As you can see, the layout is consistent but with different images on the banner and different coloured themes on each page.  These are the four pages I am going to create. 

Friday, 11 March 2011

Wednesday 8th March 2011 - Sketch plans

Today, Lauren and I began to sketch plans for every page on our website.  We photocopied the same navigation bar and links throughout and put this on every page, as all pages are going to follow the same theme, but we decided to use different colours for each page to make it more exciting.  We decided that for the banner we are going to use a different image and pun for each page, relating to the page.
Here is our basic layout:

Thursday, 3 March 2011

3rd March 2011 - Survey

Today, Lauren and I created a survey to collect information for our website. This included demographics and psychographics to find out what different members of the public are like and would want to see on a health website. Questions included: "What would you like to see on a Health website?", "Do too many people rely on fast food?" and statements such as: "Fad diets are overrated." We are going to hand this survey to 30 people and analyse our findings when all surveys are completed. This will help us on what to include on our website and how to attract all age groups.

Here is our survey:

From our survey, we found that the thing our audience wanted healthy recipes, how to lose weight and useful diets (as seen in the pie chart below) so, therefore, we decided we will include a diet, recipe and exercise page for useful information for the viewer.

More findings from our survey to take into consideration for our website are whether fad diets are overrated - so we could consider what type of diets the audience would like us to include.  Here are our findings.  

Lastly, we thought it would be useful to find what our audience would like to see on a health website.  Although drink driving was our highest factor, we thought that because fitness was one of the lowest, it would be important to bring the importance of this to the audience's attention as Britain as a community is becoming overweight.  We will also include little amounts of information for sexual health, woman well-being and anti-smoking.  
The survey has helped to give us ideas on what we will include for our website and aim to suit our audience.

Preparation and planning

Here is our shotlist for our photographs

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

1st March 2011 - Brief for Main Website

After researching many websites relating to our topic, Lauren and I came up with a brief for our main website.  Here is our brief showing what our website will include:
For our website, we are going to produce a campaign website about health.  Our website will be about living a healthy lifestyle, teaching people how to eat well and encouraging them to exercise more.  Our website will include bright colours and exciting informational pictures.  We will also include a video, perhaps interviewing a personal trainer or someone who leads a healthy lifestyle.  Here is a list of the pages we will include: a home page, nutrition, recipes for healthy meals, ways to exercise, a forum for visitors to ask questions, weight (BMI, calorie counting etc), diets, a contact us page.  We will invent a company name and create a logo suitable for the topic.  The navigation bar will be present on every page for easy navigation for the visitor of the website, however the picture present on the banner at the top of the page will be different for every page, relating to the particular page showing a consistent layout.