<meta name="description" content="Andrew Kilbrides E-Portfolio, this website is about me, my favourite t.v., film and music, rollercoasters and themeparksand my social life, the last page is a feedback form for you the audience" /> <meta name="keywords" content="Andrew, Kilbride, Andy, television, film, music, coasters, themeparks, Socialising, Feedback, Stoke-on-Trent, 16th, December, 1994" />
My website had a large amount of errors concerning Meta Tags and iFrames . These issues were easily resolved. Firstly: Meta Tags – the issue with this was that I had forgotten to put quotations around them. Secondly: iFrames – the issue here was XHTML does not support full screen. I resolved this by deleting the ‘allowfullscreen’ tag.
These screen shots show us that this site can be viewed on: Firefox 2.0, IE7, IE 5.2 for Macintosh, Netscape 8.0, Opera 9.0 & Safari 2.0 as it says “No issues detected”
Layout - The layout is still mostly the same. Using a conventional order of "Header, Main and Footer", as you can see I merged the Footer on for easier navigation for the audience. Also the way I have Set out the "Rollercoaster's and Theme Parks" has altered slightly, originally the images were meant to expand and tell you the specification of each ride but due to my lack of Knowledge about "Dreamweaver" and "Photoshop" I was unable to do so and went for a simplified 3 column layout containing: an image of the ride, its specifications and a P.O.V. video of the ride.
House style - As you can also see the house style has changed considerably. In my Storyboard explanation I stated that "The house style reflects my personality. As blue is my favourite colour I made this my main colour. The background looks like a sheet of lined paper and will feature a lot of doodle images, the doodles connote my childishness." The main feature I changed was the "paper" background, I did this as it didn't looked professional or would reach out to my target audience.
colour and fonts - the fonts have altered from "Comic Sans MS" to "Stencil Bold" & "Arial" this is because Dreamweaver has limited fonts. As for the colour the font colour changed from white to blue this is because I changed the background colour from a light colour to a dark.
Mission statement - I believe that I stuck to my mission statement completely as i created a website which conveys my hobbies, interests and personality to an varied age range whilst also being to a professional standard in terms of consistency, multimedia content. I used Images that are relevant to the page and don't infringe copyright laws as they either personal images or copyright / royalty free images.
Logo / homepage button GIF Image Hey, I'm Andy ......... Main text Contact Details
One change I made when creating my website was changing the house style, this is because I thought that using a sketchbook background would limit the audience of the website to a younger demographic. I thought that using a carbon black/grey colour scheme would make it suitable for a more male audience and would take the childishness away from the house style design. I was able to create everything I wanted to except an animated page using frames which would have made my website more compact and therefore easier to navigate . I think this was a time issue, as the fact that I wasn't aware of how to produce a website due to my lack of I.T skills. But I happy with the end result.
If I were to produce my website again I could improve it by using frames in my pages. This would have made it easier for my audience to see my work and navigate around the page. This would make it look more sophisticated, professional and would make space for more content for me to put on a page. In terms of design I was actually pleased with how it turned out, I feel that the colour scheme and fonts used appeal to my target demographic whilst also portraying my personality. To improve my website further I could of added more multimedia like an embedded playlist showing all my favourite songs, to add more variety to the content to make it more professional and appealing to my audience.
Overall I’ve had good comments in terms of, Housestyle, navigation, font size and consistency. I think I possible need to work on accessibility but other than that I can find no major faults. The feedback I get back from my peers will help me in terms of how I can improve my website. Here are some of the feedback forms I've got so far from my website.
This is my production schedule . Looking back at it, I find that there is quite a lot of stuff that I went over time on majorly. An unfortunate issue with saving and lack of it skills may be the reason. Somehow I was able to complete the individual tasks without any major complication and on time.