Monday, 31 October 2011

Research Into Other Websites

I researched into other websites, so that I can get an understanding of the conventions of a charity website, which I will try and stick to whilst making my website. I researched four different STD campaign websites, I looked at three home pages, and one page within a campaign website. Below are print screens of the websites with annotations of what I found.  I found this to be very helpful and I now have a clear idea and picture of what I need to stick to and include in my website. 

Saturday, 29 October 2011


I will be designing a charity website to help people stay healthy sexually.I have a target audience of teenagers and young adults, but would offer help for everyone. It is important how I lay out my site as it has to be aesthetically appealing to my target audience so that it is simple and interesting for them to read as the site will need to keep interest so people take on the advice offered.

As I am working alone, I must create a minimum of 4 pages for my website. These pages will be pages such as, Prevention, Seeking Help, Information on STD's, Contact Us and FAQ's. These pages will contain easy, simple to read information aimed at my target audience.

I took influence for my website from sites such as YPSH, The Young People's Sexual Health site ( as the layout was very original, simple and made the site interesting for people to read. To create my site, I will be using iWeb on Mac, and will also be using Photo Shop to edit the pictures that I take and to make fonts for my titles, writing and buttons. I will also use video editing software to make a video for my site.

To complete my project I will also need to purchase a domain name, and also sign up with a web host. I will need to research further into domain name registration and web hosting before I choose as I currently do not know a lot about it.

I will also post regular diary updates so that the progress of my site can be tracked.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011


Welcome to my AS Media blog, on here I will post all of my AS Coursework which I will be doing over the next few months. I took media as a GCSE option and enjoyed it so continued the subject for AS.I hope to get a minimum of a B for AS.