What Kind of Site?
With no brief and free range of what site to use, I opted for something I enjoy: movies. I will built a site reviewing movies
What Other Sites Are Out There?
I looked around at other movie review sites. Here is my mood board and below is a list of things I pick up from it.
1. neutral and cool colour schemes
2. feature images (not in all cases)
3. the page names do not detract the eyes attention
4. majority of them have quirky names
Putting it into Practise
I used kuler.adobe.com to determine what would be a good colour scheme.
Decided on a cool shaded of blue as it is a chilled, welcoming colour. Suits the site genre well as it has no hard hitting messages to portray, it is a site that you would visit at your own leisure.
I used multiple online tutorials to heighten my understanding of HTML and how it is used
I learnt how to add colour (color) to font and backgrounds, select a font and insert a horizontal line to break up the page.
I gave myself 4 pages (Home,DVD,Cinema and Genres) They all work together
Started off with a bog standard text header but after, looking again at the other examples, realised that this was dull.
so went into deviantart’s resource link, found a film related image and removed it’s background then added my title over it.
Problems I had to over come:
- How to add Colour to Background and Font
I looked up some tutorials on how to this
- HTML is apparently american, ‘Colour’ needs to be typed as ‘Color’.
Found I repeatedly forgot this and had to go back almost every time to rectify
- A big issue with spacing between lines (Leading)
an example of this is to the right. I searched for tutorials and nothing gave me any clue as to why there was such a huge space beween lines.
note: http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/cover.html#minitoc was extremely helpful in getting my site started