Unit 11: Web Authoring
I think websites are the key to a business. The reason is simple. In the modern world, everyone has internet and it is easily accessed at home or anywhere. In fact, as you can access it on your mobile phones and this could be the key for the success to a business as customers can browse your products online and select there favorite product and buy it in stores. Buying products in-stores is not the only way as technology has improved so much that you can even purchase the product online using a bank card which is easy and efficient for the customers. The products will then be delivered to your home so you do not even have to leave the house to get the product. To maintain these websites and to keep them updated, you would need skilled people working on them all the time. In this course, i will be developing my skills to build websites and learning about the tricks used in the world-wide-web. I will also learn web about authoring techniques in this course.
To make this website, i used Weebly. The reason why i chose weebly is because of the advantages you get from using weebly. These are the following: Free to make and also you get a free customisable URL as long as it has 'weebly.com' at the end; It is very simple as it uses widgets which you click a drag to where you want it on the page; Weebly gives you a huge variety of themes/layouts that i can choose to make
my website look more professional to the standard layout. These themes can also be edited using HTML so that I can customise the layout.
The disadvantages of using weebly is that to get URL with-out the 'weebly.com' you need to pay. The other disadvantage is that
if you want to create a whole new theme to your taste, you need to know how to you HTML to edit the page instead of Weebly having a section where you can change the theme with-out knowing HTML.
Another disadvantage is that the standard layout is too simple and not very attractive but you can make it more interesting by spending more time on it and adding a lot of content. This is time consuming but the results at the end are great.
Overall, i think Weebly is a great site and as it is free, helpful for new users to learn how to make a website and try out new things. I think that the advantages out weigh the disadvantages because of the freedom that Weebly gives you.
On completion of this unit I will:
- Know about web authoring principles and protocols
- Be able to develop a plan for a website
- Be able to use web authoring software to create a website
- Be able to review my own web authoring work.
The plan is this website. I created this ePortfoilo website for my web authoring unit. I used this as a source to produce and broadcast my talents, skills and interests on this media BTEC couse. I started of with designing a popplet which contains the structure of this website and guided me to produce this website. I designed it on popplet first instead of just starting the website because i could see/imagine how the website will look so it is not clutered and the layout is organised so the viewer can view the website with ease. i chose popplet because it is free, easy to use and as i could access it anywhere from the internet