One of the key factors which the client stated during the initial interview was that the site must be completely unique so with this in mind, the design of the website would need to have it's own unique interface but still be able to have maximum functionality. Most of the pages in the website will include a number of images which have been collected for the website and have them smoothly transition to other images in regular intervals.
The initial home page will include buttons which link to the following pages; Course Information, Media Gallery, The Wall & useful sites. All of the transitions to the pages will look as professional as we can make it.
One of the initial ideas we had for the homepage was to have a scrolling website made up of a 360 degree image. Buttons to the other pages can be found in various objects in the image. The buttons will be easily detectable as they will either flash constantly or perform some dynamic movement to enable it to stand out.
The course information page is the place where general course information can be found for the business students it will include information such as a news bulletin as well as external links to college resources such as the college website and Moodle. News bulletins on course information page will have as minimal text as possible and once clicked on will open an additional page displaying the whole bulletin.
The Media Gallery page is the place for all of the media content for the site and will include links to a photo gallery and video gallery and recent and updated albums will be displayed on the page accompanied by a title and description. The video gallery will include videos such as interviews with students and the photo gallery will include photos relevant to the business department.
The page titled “The Wall” is the page where students can communicate with each other. A student blog and links to the college's Business Department Facebook page can be found on this page. The link to the Facebook page will be in the form of a custom button which we have created.
The “Useful Sites” page is where links to external sites such popular websites & financial News can be found on this page as well as anything else which is deemed useful for the department.
The general navigation between different pages of the site will be done by single buttons or in the form of a drop down menu. The interface will look professional but also make the site look attractive for its target audience. The interface will remain similar throughout the various pages to prevent confusion.
Louis & Co. are responsible for the following elements of completing the flash site pages
ñ Ensure that all pages provide a suitable amount of content before site launch
ñ Collect all of the media content.
ñ Completed all of the feasible requirements specified by the client
ñ Design the site according to the department & target age group
ñ Make the site as interactive as possible without hindering overall functionality
The Client is responsible for the following elements of completing the flash site pages.
- Ensure that Louis & Co. are contacted if requirements are changed.