Our Web Design Idea.

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These are all the pages that we wish to have in our house finder web page when it is completed. It is a very simple design which I think works well. Also the pages are very consistent with the horizontal boxes on each of the pages. Overall I feel this design will work well with our idea but obviously we are open to change if the final project does not look as good as we think it could.

Blog Systems

After our last seminar we have been set a task to create a blog post on how our blog should look, for example, margins and bullet points. I feel that my general blog layout is good and simple and easy for the user to follow my blogs, however there are some improvements which I can make.

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  • Improvement
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  • Bullet
  • Points

Having bullet points helps breaks up texts and makes it much more easier to read. If a user cam on to my blog and saw blocks of text they are less likely going to read it as it is a lot more effort.

Also Bold Headings

 

I feel if these improvements are implemented onto my blog the layout for it will be a lot better.

D4DME- Creating Our Website Idea.

Me and my team all met up to discuss the ideas for our webpage. Our initial idea was to create a website for student recipes, including information about price, how many people it serves and obviously the recipe. However after further discussion we wanted to take the website further and decided on a webpage for students looking for people to live with in student accommodation and vice versa.

Creating this website we need it to represent a normal property webpage, however as it is students looking for other roommates to live with we feel that it should also slightly represent a dating website, where the student looking for a place needs to make a profile and talk about themselves, like a biography. This is because people will be looking for housemates who they have never met, so they need a rough idea about the person “applying” to be their room mates.

Creating A Style Sheet.

Today in our workshop we was working on HTML and CSS, we worked on these codes by creating a style sheet for a practice website. There are many sections on a webpage and we had to create the design for each of these sections, these sections are:

  • Container
  • Header
  • Banner
  • Navigation Bar
  • Footer

These are the five sections in which we had to design. To do this I created a separate file in Brackets and started typing up the code which I needed, this is found in the screenshot below.

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D4DME- Entity Relationship Model.

Our last seminar was about databases, more specifically entities and the relationships which they have with each other. An entity is can be anything which data can be collected, these are normally put into tables. The relationship between these tables (entities) there are three types of relationship which tables can be connected by, these are:

  • One to One
  • One to Many
  • Many to man

One to One

One to one relationship is a relationship where they can only reference one other entity. For example a manager of a branch can only manage one branch and a branch can only be managed by one manager. This is how one to one works and to show this when creating them you show a solid black line.

One to Many

One to many is similar however only one of the entities can reference many other tables however the tables which they are referencing can only be joined to one other entity. An example of this is a football team can have many football players however the players can only have one football team.

Many to Many

Many to Many is where two entities can have zero to many references to other tables. An example of this is when a student can be studying zero to many subjects, and a subject can have zero to many students. To show this it will be a crow like foot at both ends of the line.

 

D4DME- Participatory Culture.

A small homework project was set to us by Rob. This was to add something to a UGC platform. This is User Generated Content which is pretty self explanatory, however it is a website where the information on the page is given by the user itself. So I decided to add a landmark to the Bournemouth University site on Open Street Map, the landmark which I choose was Papa John’s in the University cafeteria. The screenshot below is from the website and the red droplet with the circle around it is where I had just marked Papa John’s on the map. This was very easy to do, all I had to do was sign up which took a matter of minutes and I was able to mark places on the map.

OpenStreetMap

 

This is a very good idea as people from anywhere are able to add small information like a Papa John’s or any other small landmarks which you are not able to find on a Google maps.This allows people who are travelling around find places the otherwise may not. This is one positive to User Generated content, it gives the user who actually use it more personal details like on a map.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is Participatory Culture.

From researching the participatory culture I have gathered enough information to make a reasonable assumption at the definition of the culture and what it represents:

Participatory Culture is the opposite of the consumer culture so instead of the public buying products they end up supplying them. As contributing is very easy for the public to do it has grown very quickly and people show a very strong support for this culture. It also gives a sense of community to someone who is contributing on one of these websites.

One of the biggest examples of participatory culture is YouTube, this is one of the biggest websites in the world and it is made up completely of the public’s videos. This is just a massive community of people who upload their ides in the forms of videos. YouTube also pay people who regularly get many views on the videos with the highest paid being a ‘YouTuber’ with the name PewDiPie earning up to 8 million dollars a year.