December 9

Webpage draft 1 Feedback

Above is the feedback for our webpage

  • Cetrtain elements of the webpage could be reduced. For example on the news and photos page the carousel of photos is really good, however futher down there are more images that are pointless.
  • Make the link more obvious things such as tour dates as it was not obvious that if you click them it takes you a landing page where you can purchase them.
  • The merchandise page is really good, the compass is used effectively and creates a brand for the star.
  • The homepage looks to bear. It would help to add in the compass logo to the homepage as well to further establish this brand.
  • Would be useful to add a call to action in the eye line of the hero shot for example having tour dates.
  • On the lyrics page not all the songs have been linked correctly so that needs finishing.
  • Overall the design is really good, very reflective of the album.
  • Ensure the fonts are the same throughout.

Getting the feedback for our website was really useful as it has helped us to identify some issues that we did not know were there. Also having someone view it with a fresh pair of eyes has made it so we can fix any some major problems that we would not think of as the designers, for example, the links on the tour dates. We did not realise they were not obvious as we created them. Now we have recieved this feedback we are able to make some corrections to further develop our work.

November 7

Flowchart and preferred template

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Above shows the template that we are going to follow for our website. In doing this task it will help us to create a template for our website and ensure that our website follows a clear structure and doesn’t look disorderly. Me and my partner created this template after researching various musicians websites and were able to get a good idea of what an artist website includes and how they are structured.

In addition to having the basic structure for our music video we have added in other important aspects of what our website needs to include such as the navigation area and the hero shot. Now we have done this task me and my partner feel confident to begin the production of our website as we have a good structure to follow.

October 17

Previous students work

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Above is a website created by a previous student of media studies. I have chosen Ama Lou’s webpage, the simplistic layout  is conventional for an artist website and is to navigate. I decided to analyse this website as I believe that it follows a consistent theme such as the colour scheme of black, white and red that can be found throughout the entire website. The contrast of the red against the black and white helps the writing stand out yet not looked misplaced. This type of consistency shown throughout the entire page shows a level of professionalism and planning.

Furthermore the background is very well photographed, having the stars head pointed towards the link for the music video helps draw the audiences attention to it tempts them more to view the video. Furthermore choosing a photo when she is making eye contact with the audience makes the star become more intriguing and relatable making you want to look more into her website.

The main text they have used is very straight forward and clear to read making it easier for the audience to find their way around the website easily. Secondly having the stars name in a different font makes the webpage look more visually appealing and  adds to the aesthetic of the page and fits in well with the overall genre. However the stars name isn’t very clear to see and almost gets lost into the background at time, in keeping with their theme they could have made it red to stand out more from the background.

The simplicity of the structure makes the website easy to navigate. Having links to the stars most recent music above the fold, this is important as the audience are greeted with this immediately. In addition to this there is a navigation bar at the top of the homepage to help you to go through the page easily, in the navigation bar you are able to access the stars bio, music, tour dates, gallery and contact details. The student who made this website did a good job to not add into many pages and only included the most essential aspects giving a sense of predictable pleasure.  Finally the student ensured that audience were able to easily access any of the stars social media which is an important aspect to include as social media is now used as a form of social interaction.

When clicking on the ‘Bio’ you are taken to a landing page where you are given a brief biography of the star this is used as a source of information. This helps the audience connect with the star more, making the audience member want to look further into the star.

 

The tour page is very important part of a musicians website today as touring is one of the main ways a star makes their money due to shift of people buying albums to streaming music. Having the dates and buttons to buy means that the audience are able to easily buy any tickets to the tour dates they want. As you are also able to see the student kept with the colour scheme and general aesthetic which shows consistency throughout the website. The student also added the cover of the digipak they created with links where to find the music this helps with the overall branding of the star.

Overall the website looks very professional as it keeps with the same theme throughout and doesn’t stray. The simple structure makes it easy to navigate and ensures it does not come across overwhelming.

October 15

Web Page Conventions

Above is a Screencastify of an analysis of Marina and the Diamonds website. In this analysis we considered aspects such as the different conventions, user experience and the design of the website. This in-depth analysis will be crucial in creating our webpage as it has given us a better idea of how design and layout affect the audiences desire to visit the website and watch their videos. This task gives us more confidence in going ahead with the creation of our webpage.

October 15

Website terminology

Here is a a presentation showing the different website terminology. Before creating our website we needed to learn about the different aspects that make up a website. Learning these different conventions will will help is create a more effective webpage.  In order to learn about the different parts of the website I looked up a famous artist within our genre. This task has helped me to consider all the different aspects we will have to use in our webpage.