November 14

Webpage Draft 2

After spending a few weeks planning and creating our own webpage, Izzy and I are very happy with what we have achieved and accomplished for our final product. We have managed to incorporate the same colours into our webpage as we did for our digipak. Even though our first draft was alright, we feel like we have made it look so much better as a whole from the feedback we got given from our tutor and peers.

These are the things we have changed and improved:

  • We have changed the colours on the front to match our digipak.
  • We have changed the “about” section the the front page and added things about the artist into it.
  • We have added links to the artists social medias and links to the ticket master from the tour dates section.
  • We have added a news page with images and writing about what has happened in the artists life.
  • We made sure everything was linked to each other so it all made sense.
  • We have added an image for the background for a few pages.
  • We have also added a gallery at the end of all the images taken whilst shooting the music video and the digipak.
  • We have made the titles bolder and stand out more by adding in a white outline against the blue.
  • We have changed the colour and font of the titles and the UK tour dates to make it clearer to read.

We have changed a lot of these from the first draft but overall we feel it looks so much better and looks like a complete webpage.

Click below to see our webpage.

November 2

Web Page Draft One

After creating the digipak, we had to create a webpage that supports the digipak and the music video. My group and I sat down to discuss what we want on each page; photos, links and writing. This is what we have produced so far, it is not yet done and there needs to be a lot done to it to make it how we want it to look.

We gave our first draft to our teacher so she can give feedback on it. This is what she suggested:

  • Match the pink and use more of the other colours from the digipak.
  • The site promotes the digipak, so we need some hype on the front page and some news about it.
  • More continuity with the font- follow the lead from the digipak throughout the site.
  • Add captions or some news about the photo gallery.
  • Link the albums to some music; link now.
  • Social media links to their real social media links.
  • Have some news stories made up for the news page.
  • Book now-link to ticketmaster.
  • About section needs to be higher up on the menu as it introduces Jordan- use mission statement and embellish it with some more facts and stats about him.
October 24

Webpage Conventions

We had to do a screencastify on a professional website, we chose to use Florence and the Machines website as it is the same genre as our genre and we liked the way it was set out. This website has so many aspects of a conventional webpage and has a lot of individual and originality to make it stand out. When analysing and creating our own webpage we have to think about AIDA (attraction, interest, desire and action) as it is the key concept to remember to meet the audiences needs. The push and pull theory and the Blumer and Katz “Uses and Gratifications” (Entertainment, Social Interaction, Personal Identity and Information) must also be used throughout to draw the audiences attention so our website will be visited regularly.

This was a very helpful task as it made us notice things we would have missed if we hadn’t have done this. We noticed many new things whether it being something small or something big which will help us design our own webpage so we could include every little detail to make is as good as it can be.

Here is our screencastify and script of us analysing Florence and the Machines website;

October 18

Website Previous Students Work

I have chosen to analyse “the XX” and their website for my previous students work. From looking at the website you can tell it is from the alternative indie genre which is very like our genre. It is very easy to navigate as it is very simple but effective. The colour palette and the fonts fits the repertoire of elements for the genre of the music.

From just looking at the homepage, it seems very well laid out with links at the top so you can navigate specific things very quickly and easily. One of the first things you see is the leaderboard as it is big and bold with a simple font that suits the genre, this is convectional for a website alongside; discography, tour dates, merchandise and social media links. These aspects of the website represents their brand image well.

The colour patterns are very strong and represents the genre and brand image very well. They run through the whole website smoothly and fits well with the theme of the genre. As well as recognising the genre from the colour palette, it is also displayed well in the text in the “about” section where they start to talk about themselves. The cinematography in this genre is also illustrated through the uses of images, all the images are taken as mid-shots which gives a sense of originality and sense of mysteriousness.

The most important thing about this website are the images, the images play a huge roll as they bring the website together, they tell the audience who the band is and who the band members are and what individual is like; this is shown in the photos of them on set, behind set and in their everyday life.

This is a really good website but the there are a few things that can be done to improve it for example; there could be more on the “tour” section, they could have added in a few tour dates so we know when they are next touring, they could have added in a bit about each song/album in the “discography” section and the website feels a bit empty, they could have added in more into it to make it look and feel more exciting. But overall this website illustrates the band and genre very well.