This report will be an evaluation of my work during unit 11. It will
include my strengths and weaknesses throughout the unit and I will
also be talking about my designs, evolution of my work, evaluating my
progress and final product.
When designing my website, I made sure that the site would relate to the character it is based
on, Batman. I used the colour scheme to create this relative feel for the user by adding colours
which revolve around Batman’s suit which are mainly black and grey, this would also make the
user more comfortable using this website because it gives the look and feel of Batman and shows
that the website holds loads of information that is reliable. I collected this reliable information
from the official DC comics’ page and applied some of it to my website.
This also shows the character of Batman comics which are dark and gritty; this can make it easier
for new fans of Batman to establish a better understanding of his character.
This shows I have adapted the
colours of Batman to my website.
When designing the website itself, I created cliché buttons that are commonly used in
websites. This has an effect on the users by making them feel this is an official website
and again makes it reliable.
The top half of the page will always contain the DC comics’ logo, Name of character
(Batman), Batman banner and the rollover buttons which consists of pages such as
Home, Bio, Order Comics, Merchandise and Media.
I then went on to create the website by using software such as Adobe Dreamweaver. The
website page was divided into three sections which are related to the rule of thirds designing
convention. I did this because the concept uses the divided section to grab the eye of the
user by the intersection points of the page. From the top to bottom, the page consists of the
banner, buttons and then the page.
Here I will show you some examples of linking pages and using the ‘Hotspot’ button.
Here I am trying to link the Home page to the bio page which enables the user to access the bio page
from Home by clicking the rollover button.
I created these by clicking the hotspot button and selecting the area needed for a button. After this I
would then insert the link of that page.
In my opinion, I was successful creating the website because I had a good
understanding on how to create the site. I linked all the buttons and pages I
needed as if it were a real website and had more than 25 of my own created
pages that are linked together using the hotspot. This shows an imitation of a
real website and could be easily compared to one, therefore I think my
planning and creating was a success.
Evolution of my work
When creating the website I decided my original idea was boring and didn’t have much meaning so I
used a biography page I had created and used it as a Home page to get straight to the point so users
understand the beginning of Batman's creation etc. I then used my second Bio page for my biography
page which had a much better description and storytelling of the Batman character.
I also decided to create
links on the bio page for
more information in the
Batman universe. The
names in bold are links to
other pages containing
more information on
Overall, I think these
decisions improved my
website ideas and made
them more interesting
and makes more sense.
Evaluation of my progress
My progress throughout unit 11 was good, I felt that I completed
most of the work best I could by using my designs and reports which
helped me with developing colour schemes, the rule of thirds and
fonts for my final product.
My strengths throughout the unit were designing and creating the
website because I was able to adapt what I had learnt to the work
and I was also familiar with the particular character I chose.
My weaknesses were having difficulty understanding the protocols
used in web authoring however I don’t think this effected my work.