Friday, 17 December 2010

video
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Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Distribution

What is a domain name?

A domain name is what people will type in to the browser to find you or your company online. This is what you will type into your browser to find a certain website.

To buy a domain name you must first think of a name which you believe would best describe your website and what people would remember, many website names are short so it is not hard for the audience to forget what it is.

What is web hosting?

Web hosting is used to publish yours and others websites on the Internet. If you build a website and wish for people to be able to view it then you must upload it into a web hosting service so people can see it and search for it.

There are many things you can use form web hosting, from hosting personal websites to your hobbies type of websites, however for people to see your site you will have to use a web hosting service otherwise people won’t be able to find your website.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Survey Results


In the survey that i had done we asked 100 people girls and boys to answer a simple questionaire. The age range of the people who answer my survey where between the ages of 8-16 and where mainly girls.

I found out that 50% of the girls and boys we asked strongly liked horses and 10% watch the Nickelodeon, 40% watch the CBBC and 30% watch others.

23% of the people asked like horses and 60% of this number put down into watching Nickelodeon.

7% of the people who did my survey came back with the answer of ' sort of ' and all of these answer said they use the internet to catch up on missed programs.

20% of people came back with the answer ' definitely not', most of the people that answered this way also lived in built up towns and highly populated areas away from horses and country sides.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Q1. In What Way Does Your Media Product Use, Develop or Challenge Forms and Conventions of Real Media Products?

My media product looks and performs like a basic HTML website. The website I am making is not of the best quality as the software I am using for it is iWeb which only allows for basic HTML editing. It has no PHP and JavaScript.


The layout of my website, as you can see uses real and conventional forms that a lot of other websites use:


-A image which relates to the website- the image that is on the front page is taken from stables near us. It then has links to other pages on the website and links to other similar charity websites. It also has a donation button on it to make the donation to the charity.


Like my website, the WWF has an image going across the page horizontally, with the links to different pages at the bottom. The only thing it doesn't have is a hit counter, which as a professional website, should - to show the public how many hits it gets to increase popularity.

Each page on Help Our Hooves uses similar and basic forms and conventions that professional websites use. For example the pages setup and design of it will all look similar.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Sketches for our site

These are the first sketches we've done for the website and they show how we are planning to use the conventional 3 column layout and I've used lots of images to represent the issue and show the how we have helped the horses. We have also included a navigation bar so the site visitor can easily navigate through the site.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Q4. Who would the audience be for your media product?

The audience for our website will be horse riders, young girls and horse buyers, this is because our website gives information of how to groom and care for horses. I choose young girls as they are more likely to want to make a donation to the charity and horse riders as they have a influence on the popularity of the website which will bring in more donations.

It could be thought of as stereotyping young girls as those who would be most interested in horses but after visiting the stables to get the photographs it was clear to see that 9/10 of the children taking riding lessons were young girls between the ages of 6 and 12. This age of children may not have money to give to the charity themselves but they will have 'pester power' so if we can catch their attention with the right promotion then they will get their parents involved. The parents are likely to have disposable income because they can afford to pay for riding lessons.


Thursday, 7 January 2010

Q3.What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?

A domain name is what people will type in to the browser to find you or your company online. This is what you will type into your browser to find a certain website.

To buy a domain name you must first think of a name which you believe would best describe your website and what people would remember, many website names are short so it is not hard for the audience to forget what it is.

Web hosting is used to publish yours and others websites on the Internet. If you build a website and wish for people to be able to view it then you must upload it into a web hosting service so people can see it and search for it.

There are many things you can use form web hosting, from hosting personal websites to your hobbies type of websites, however for people to see your site you will have to use a web hosting service otherwise people won’t be able to find your website.

The web server i will be using to publish my website will be Apache. I choose Apache as it seems to be to be the most commonly used web server on the Internet, with a high reputation. The research my partner and i gathered when searching for websites such as www.wikipedia.com that Apache would be the sever that came more frequently therefore making in reliable.
I will have the website published through google as the service they provide can make my website visible and easy to find. The way i would make my website visible on the Internet is to go on to Google and type into the search box 'how to make my website visible on google' and then click on the first link which appears, then i will click the link that reads www.google.com/addurl.html, which will then take me to the page where i will be able to make my website visible on the Internet.


Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Q2. How does your media product represent particular social groups?

The particular social groups/ people that my website targets is mainly young girls to horse owners and riders, this is because we believe that most of our donations will be from these type of groups/people. The layout of the website is design to be very user friendly so therefore easy to us by old and young.

The layout of my website (www.helpourhooves.com) is to represent other charities who are trying to put a stop to horse abuse and cruelty. Our website helps horse owners by giving information about how to care for horses in the proper and humane way. It also gives links to other horse charities and foundations with different information by using hyperlinks.
The layout out of the pages on our website i think are aesthetically pleasing this is because it will attract more viewers resulting in more donations. This is a point which my partner and took a long time to agree on to get it to a way we both agreed on. We had trouble deciding on what font style our titles should be written in and what colour it should be in so it didn't contrast with the backgrounds.

The photographs my partner and i have used have been taken and chosen by us, this is because we wanted to use photos which will intise the viewer do donate. The some of the photos are cute in the way that it shows horse in the correct and wrong environment.

The language used is in a style where any reader will understand it and get what the charity wants to do and is doing. It does not use any long winded ways in putting the point across it is very simple.