This is our teacher feedback, he said, that to improve we should:
- Add more to our home page (call to action)
- Fill in empty paragraphs
- Move music video to top of media page to play automatically
- Add to the background image on home page and stop changing colour
- Add in tour dates and venues
- Red font is too dark
- Incorporate album cover into all pages
This is a previous students work from another center.
The accessibility of this website is good as it is easily accessed by people in other countries as long as they have the name of the site.
The overall navigation of the website is very good, the navigation bar moves with the page meaning that you don’t have to scroll up and down the page to get to another. As you scroll down all of the pages listed in the navigation bar are there in order, highly visible and well labelled. This makes looking through the web page much quicker because you don’t have to wait for the page you have selected to load. The consistency of this web page shows the thorough planning and gives off a professional look
The information given about the star is detailed and gives you an insight into how the band came to be, where they originated from and how they found fame. This is useful as it is gives the band a personal identity instead of just being famous musicians. This fulfills the audiences uses and gratifications as they can fell like they know the stars and create a personal bond/relationship.
The branding of the website conveys a consistent brand image of pastel colours mixed with grungy, dark and indie vibes spreading through their music video. This suggests that the students put a lot of time and planning into their theme to make sure it is consistent to the brand making it distinguishable to their fans. However, the only downside to their web page is that it is unclear if their ‘discography’ is their digi-pack or a completely different thing.
This is the feedback we received from our teacher for our Digi-Pack draft 1.
How to Improve:
- Change the front cover design to be louder and stand out
- Remove murky area in the middle of the design
- Replace the outside background in the second image for a more genre appropriate image
- Make the last image more visible
- Change the colour of the spine to black
To create the design for our front cover we used software called Adobe Indesign. The graphic design we created had a decent outcome considering we had created it on a new program with tools that we had not used before, resulting in a long process. Although the initial look of the design is what we were hoping for, when we exported it, it was low in quality and not very clear when inserted into other software. Hopefully our next attempt is more successful and less time consuming as we are more familiar with the software.
The location of our photo shoot was set in a burnt down and abandoned hotel in one of the local areas. We were guided by our shot list to get the specific images we had decided would be useful and suitable. Because the rock genre is usually associated with grunge and ruggedness the idea of a burnt down abandoned hotel seemed suitable for brand image. most of the shots included broken glass and rough textures of the burnt and broken wood which we were happy with.