Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?
When i look back to my preliminary task, I feel i have learnt a great deal about the software we were using and also the web servers which were avaliable if i would have wanted to make our website fully functional and visible to all internet users.
The software me and the rest of the class used to make our websites was, Iweb. It is designed to create websites from scratch however, there are templates avaliable but we were unable to use these as our websites had to be our own work made from scratch. This made making the website alot harder but at the same time it allowed us to learn how to use Iweb for ourselves which was of course a challenge to start with but over a duration of time our knowledge of the software increase making it easier and easier over time.
Also, I feel i have developed the skills and experience to be able to create a successful, fully functioning aesthetically pleasing website. We have had to do alot of research on other websites which are linked to our topic since the preliminary task. This allowed us to learn which was the best ways to make our website asthetically pleasing but at the same time very informative. The process as a whole made me realise how hard it is to create a fully functioning website. I have also learned one of the most important things is to be clear about who your target audience are and what the product hopes to achieve. We learned the hard way by not focusing on getting this right in the first draft and we had to spend a lot of time redrafting.