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Friday, 28 January 2011

Research on 4 websites

Today we researched other school websites.

Xavier High School -

Xavier High School is a private school located in New York.  The website is a pretty basic website with the main attraction in the centre of the website. Links across the top of the page take you to the different sections of the website. Below that there a photos that are on a loop of the students and the school. There is a small information box below that too, and on the side there is the recent news headlines.
Although this website is very basic it presents very well.

The Browning School-

The Browning is another private school whose website is much more detailed and professional. A large red banner across the top of the website attracts the user to that section. Several links are below that which are used to go to the different sections of the website. There is a photo loop below the links which has a continuos loop of photos of the school and its students. This website is much better than the first as it looks a lot more presentable.

Southbank International School-

The Southbank International school is a private school for international students. The school website is quite eye catching. A picture of big ben in the background and a light blue colour over that covers the whole screen. There are two small circles that contain pictures, which are constantly changing, of the international students. The slogan 'A school without walls' shows that the school is open to anyone and wont turn them down.  On the left hand side there is a small section of information about the school, with  some info about the upcoming events within the school.

St. Olaves School-

St. Olaves is a School in the London Borough of Bromley . The website doesn't seem to be very eye catching or appealing. With a gray, black and white background a slideshow plays in the middle of the website with pictures and quotes. Along the top of the page there are a load of different logos of companies that have been recognised by the school. There a few links that take you to the other sections of the website. Below that is the news, calendar and notices about the school.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

The list -

Hi Charlie
This is a list of the work you should have in place at the date of this post:

Creating your blog.
Using a camera introduction
Photoshop your picture/s and post to blog.
Research on four school websites: 400 words short essay.
Catchup, including survey, annotated websites.
Draft brief for preliminary site.
Page layout.
Photoshop, first artwork.

You've got a bit more to do, but it's coming on OK.

Unphotoshopped Photo

Original Photo

Monday, 17 January 2011

17th January

In this lesson we selected one of the photos which we then edited on photoshop.

Friday, 14 January 2011

14th January

In this lesson the class split into several groups. Each group was given a camera and was told to take two pictures of every person. One picture had to be serious and the other less formal. These pictures were then put on the shared area.

How to use a camera

  1. Today we were sent off with cameras to take pictures around the school. We had to a few pictures, one being one funny image and one serious image. We were given a few rules to follow when using a camera
    1. 1.If it looks bad, you are too far away.
    2. 2.Camera position is vital.
    3. 3.Use the rule of thirds.
      This is the photo I have chosen.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

13th January

In this lesson we set up our blogspot accounts. We have set up these accounts in which to have a forum in which to post our work.