I chose to create a website for Apple because I am familiar with their products. I got most of my information from background knowledge of the company.
I also believe that they are widely known so the audience would recognize the subject.Choice of Software ApplicationI used Dreamweaver MX to create my website. This application is recognised as a good package for website design and is widely available for home and commercial use. It is easy to use for both home consumers and business users, and it enables the user to include advanced features such as navigation flash buttons, rollover images and form text which are all essential for website production. I have at least one of all of these on my website for presentational purposes.Methods Used to Create Each SlideFirst of all I set up a new folder in my user area and created 6 new .htm files.
All of the websites are in the standard format, .htm. The title for the home page is Apple and for sub-pages I have used appropriate titles for each website, instead of page1and page2. I also created a folder where I could save all the images to be used on my site, so they could easily be navigated to and kept. Here is a screenshot of my folders to make it easier to visualize:Then I opened Dreamweaver and in design layout I added a table to my home page by clicking Insert and Table as shown:Formatting ChangesIn order to construct my website in the table, I added many flash buttons, which were saved in my website folder as .swf. To add these, I simply went to ‘Insert’, ‘Media’ and ‘Flash button’ as shown:Use of Advanced FeaturesTo add the Text Field I used on my contact page, I simply went to ‘Insert’, ‘Form’, ‘Text Field’. Many other helpful tools are found here, such as the ‘Radio Button’ and ‘List/Menu’ features.
In the Media list, you can also access many other features, such as Flash text and buttons.Flash TextFlash text is a way of making your text more impressive. You can make it by clicking on the same place as shown in the image above, but instead of ‘flash button’, you have to click ‘flash text’. To create flash text, you can simply go to Media then Flash Text.Rollover ImagesThe rollover images are images that, when you put your mouse over them, they change to a different image. To make them, all you have to do is click on the arrow next to the insert image logo, and click rollover image, as shown in the image. The image logo is placed to the right.
Form TextForm text allows people to log in and enter information in text type. This can be created by going to the insert menu and going to form and Text field as shown.Suitability for AudienceI aimed the website at people that enjoy products made by Apple since the website offers information on products, which will be helpful for potential buyers. I think that it was helpful not to use a coloured background since it fits in with the Apple official website, which is a part of what makes Apple popular. My audience is ranging from anyone in a steady income family who plan on buying to people who are simply browsing.