Thursday, 10 December 2009

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

Babies in need is a campaign website to help disadvantage and abused young children. There is no main social group that I am trying to represent. Most people know a child/baby who is being abused or has their own personal experience of being abused as a child, so my website is too aware everyone about what is happening to young children and babies and to help put a stop to it.

There are so many children and babies being abused across UK and all over the world, that we don’t know about and my website is to put a stop to this.

All the pictures that I have added to my website are young children who have been abused and who we have helped and given a new life. There are pictures of them when they are sad and upset, but also happy after we have helped them and saved them from their abused and violent backgrounds. We have helped them escape from horrific and violent homes. On my website layout we used bright colours as this is a website who help young children, and so we wanted to convey a happy atmosphere with in our organisation onto the website.

These are the images I used in my website of the victims whose lives have been changed thanks to my website:

The main aim of my website was to try and change young children’s disadvantaged and abused lives and to give them a chance to grow up with a much normal and happy life as possible. My website represents babies who I have helped, and who needed help. Also the pictures of the babies which were used on the website were all saved babies from abused and violent backgrounds, which I am proud to say we have helped and saved and changed their lives.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

1.In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?

My media project is a basic professional HTML website. As the software I used to make my website was iweb, it only allows for basic HTML editing. Not PHP and JavaScript, which is more of professional software to use.

The layout of website uses a lot of real and conventional forms that a lot of other websites I researched used.
· A logo
· A navigation bar which I placed vertically, as most of the websites I researched placed their navigation bar horizontally

From the research I done, I found out that the main layout used is 3 columns. I implemented this on my website. I used my own ideas and graphics. We saw that lots of the children charity websites were very colourful, bold and bright so we wanted to make ours colourful and bold. We made every hyperlink a different colour.

The navigation bar was placed vertically so that visitors on the site can get around easy and especially as it is aimed at young children. Our logo was an image of a young child smiling as the aim of our media product was to save children and change their lives.
When viewing our website the colour scheme stands out from most of the other things on the website. We used bright colours as Olivia and I create a fun looking, child friendly atmosphere. The font is also simple and easy to read.

The hyperlinks on our website are made to the highest standard as we created multicoloured rollovers and is our own design.With the help of " “, the website we based our design and ideas on, our media product is at a professional standard.