Visual Skills - Website
You will use the Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Dreamweaver) in order to produce a small coded website that meets professional standards both visually and technically. You have to produce one or several pieces of motion graphics, which you will integrate as a banner or the like into your table or css based website, consisting of 6 or more connected webpages.
Your website should discuss one topic on the current national or international news. Search The Guardian website and other suistable sources to establish which topic you wish to focus on. What concerns you most? What do you think society needs from you? How can you engage?
I chose to design my website around the ‘Olympic Legacy’ of ‘Inspire A Generation’ as sport has always played a large part in my family; from my parents taking part in sport in their youth, to myself and my brother both taking part in sports at County Level.
I have met Martine Wright; whom appeared as part of the GB Sitting Volleyball team for the London 2012 Paralympic Games; and also I attended the second day of the Paralympic Games in London. On this day, I saw for myself the emotion that is felt by the athletes and the crowds and the challenges the athletes face and overcome. I felt inspired by them.
For all of these reason, I chose to design my website specifically on the Paralympic Games.
Stoke Mandeville, and more importantly Stoke Mandeville Hospital, is ‘the home of the Paralympics’, being founded there in 1948 by Sir Ludwig Guttmann. These games were originally known as the ‘World Wheelchair and Amputee Games’. Stoke Mandeville is very local to my home in Tring, and I was born there. I have visited there many times since, for various reasons, and it has had a large part in my life.
The ‘Olympic Legacy’ has been in the news since it was announced to the public back in 2007. During last summer (2012), there were news articles on funding for school sports being cut and whether this is going against inspiring a younger generation. More recently, in December, there were articles on the funding cuts and how certain athletes have reacted to these, but also the names of athletes on the New Year’s Honours List. There were far less Para-athletes recognised for their achievements.
This site is not ‘live’ and cannot be viewed on the Internet.
© Copyright Kim Sharp 2012