Report Outlining each stage of the project development. Creation of a Web Presentation for the college.
Kevin Owusu-Antwi IVA Unit 9
Solutions and Requirements of project
The best solutions for the problems the college is facing is as follows:
Creation of a Web Presentation:
This will involve a brief presentation about the college showing the facilities, the area and people, transportation, courses, Fees, Support, News and Event, Student Union and Links to other institution for higher education. The presentation will be made in a slide view mode and would be accessed on the web using the address or the domain name used. Images the existing tutors and student will be put in the slide to make it attractive and the logo will be placed on every slide background.
Open days times will be shown on the presentation and any job vacancy will be advertise on the web presentation. This is will be a solution to the problems facing the college but would need a lot of updating and work.
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Creation of a Website:
This website would shows all Departments; at least one division of which would show all the courses offered. The site would fit the purpose for which it was designed using of a wide variety of techniques and showing accuracy in its content, construction and organization.
The site would give an accurate impression of what a full site would look like. It must include:
- An introductory page (this may be the home page or could be separate)
- A page on each department of the college indicating sub divisions (eg Business – ICT/Travel & Tourism/Business Studies)
- Information on all courses in a particular division (ICT)
- Facilities/campus (a slideshow might be useful here, perhaps a map linking to images)
- Student union
- News (indicating events, perhaps a video of a music event)
- Equal opportunities
- Contact details
- Location & Travel details
- An application form
The following are the requirements of the project:
- Web server
I would need a server to be able to upload the website which is JANET(JOINT ACADEMIC NETWORK) because it is specifically designed for colleges and is very reliable.
The main reason why I chose Janet because it provides the following resources shown below:
- Has Windows Server 2003 and Linus Hosting
- Has a web space to upload the website content using FTP and Microsoft FrontPage
- Has 5GB storage space per hosted domain with an option to purchase additional web space if required
- Has a daily backups of user data and a simple process for recovering backup data
- Provides technical reports on the hosted domain
Web space, back up ,security, FTP accessibility, fast connection , scripting and technical support services are all included in the features of the JANET.
- Dream weaver
Dream weaver is the market leader and automates or semi-automates almost every command, action and behaviour most web designer would want to use. Specific scripting can be added to web pages to perform certain actions or behaviours such as ‘hit counters’ (these are often ‘server side’ and require scripts that particular servers understand). Colours used have to be ‘web safe’ and are built into most programs. Images have to be rgb/jpg or indexed/gif. Videos can be of various formats but tend to be mpg, wmv, avi and may require specific ‘codecs’ to be read properly by individual pc’s. Animations are generally created by using animated gifs or created in Flash though some can be purely created using type such as ‘scrolling marquees). Audio files are generally wav, wma, mpg or ram but again there are many other formats which may be used and may need specific ‘codecs’. File management of web sites must be organised properly or they will not work efficiently. Dream weaver allows uploading to remote site (server) via the software but most programs do not allow this so a separate ftp program is generally needed.
Therefore I chose to use dream weaver because web authoring can be done by any text based program but specialist software programs have been developed to dispense with the extremely tedious method of writing html code.
- Copyright & Security Issues
Copyright and security issues should be observed so that the college wouldn’t suffer from any complaints. All images should be authorised by the college board to avoid these issues.
- System Framework
The initial site is designed according to the way the pages will be linked and the pages which will be available.
Site is another name for the system framework.
I would need a n FTP address in order to upload the site which is sometime difficult to get hold off due to security reasons. The budget for the budget is £10000 and should be up and running by summer.