My MCBS Journey at Full Sail University

Makala Kimberly Franklin

WDC Week 4 Reflection: Project Revision March 27, 2014

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Revising my website for the week two project required three major alterations.  Click here to visit the revised Holy Magdalena website.

For the first I took the advice I received from the peer review and did away with the quote from Mr. Ray under the title “The Cupcake Express” located on my homepage.  This third column made my home page look less organized and more cluttered.  As Dessi stated in the peer review I provided enough information about the owner in the About section of the website.

The next step I took in revising my project was to alter the fonts that I used.  I now realize that I used three different fonts in the creation of my website and all of them do not necessarily flow well together.  I uniformed all of my titles in the same font and I also put all of the body text in the same font as well.

Finally, I moved the slideshow from the about page onto the third column at the bottom of the homepage.  I wanted to advertise the actual product on the homepage.  With the slideshow being on the About section of the website it might not get noticed by all of the viewers.  With the slideshow at the bottom of the homepage right beside the cupcake menu it will be a great way for the audience to see the photos.

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WDC Week 4 Reflection: RISE Self-Evaluation

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WDC Week 4 Reflection: RISE Peer Feedback March 26, 2014

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lt is my pleasure to peer review Colleen’s website she created for the company No’OWIE Bandage Removal.

What struck me about your site was that it was user friendly.  I can tell that your target audience was the elder generation and family of those in need.  You were able to accomplish constructing an website for the No’OWIE brand that is specifically catered to their needs.  As I navigated through the website you created it made me want to revisit my own site. I enjoyed the way you included transitions between each page.  If I had the chance I would have added something similar to my website because it creates an awesome effect as you transition through each page.

I noticed at the bottom of your homepage you were trying to highlight various topics My Story, Service, Let’s Talk, and Resources. This section seems a little cluttered. Maybe you could remove one of the sections moving the information elsewhere.  This would help the information to become more eye-catching and interesting to look at.

         The links you included for example the one on the about page that is linked to Harry’s email was a great idea so that he can be easily contacted.  Creating a Facebook page for your website was also a great idea to distribute information. The video testimonial and quotes highlighting the clients under this tab added a personal touch to the website and makes the viewer feel more connected.  I enjoyed the color scheme that you used.  Have you considered changing the white background?  The white background does provide a clean touch, but I believe that it would help your information to stand out more if the background of the website was a different color.  You did a wonderful job on this project Colleen it was hard to find any mistakes.

         Perhaps you can add more emphasis by adding one more color to your color scheme.  This color could be used to highlight the text like you did on the About page with Harry’s phone number and email.  Overall great job Colleen.  I can tell you put a lot of thought in constructing this website.  Continue the great work!

 

MCPP3 Week 3 Lynda.com Certification: Up and Running with HTML March 23, 2014

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I learned a lot from viewing this Lynda.com course.  Although I was not planning on learning the coding elements of designing a website this was very helpful in understanding how it works.  Mr. Williamson gave some great advice on how to get your web project off of the ground.  He noted that it is not very difficult to learn and execute coding, but it is a meticulous process.  I learned that while coding it is important to be careful and concise when entering in each line of text.  The last chapter “Controlling Styling” was the most interesting part of the video course to me.  This section helped me to understand the relationship between HTML and CSS along with how to style a website you have coded.  Even though I may not necessarily use this information in my professional life as of now.  I will use this in my personal life for now as I experiment with using coding on the web to gain experience.

 

WDC Week 3 Project: Portfolio Skeleton

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I have launched the creation of my public-facing portfolio.  My Portfolio Website Skeleton is located at this link.

I do feel confident in my understanding of the MCBS public-facing portfolio requirement.  This is an awesome way for us as students to establish a presence for ourselves online.  It is also great this public-facing portfolio can grow with us as we obtain more experience in our professional life.

The 1-, 2-,and 3-star projects will be an intricate part in displaying my creative works as a student.  As I create assignments for my portfolio courses that were not initially coursework, the 2-and 3-star projects, this will show how I am applying the knowledge that I am learning as a student.

I have yet to add materials to my menu items.  When I do begin to add to each section I feel like my strongest sections would be my portfolio and skills.  This section will showcase all of my creative works.  Being a Full Sail student I have had the opportunity to create many different types of assignments using various software.  Adding these assignments in my portfolio section will help to showcase my abilities.  The skills section of my public-facing portfolio will list my skills and abilities along with containing my Lynda.com completion certificates.

I feel that my resume needs the most work.  I do not have any work experience or an internship in the field of Media Communications that I can list. As I progress along in my professional life this area of my website can flourish along with each of the other pages.

I am proud of the skeleton that I created for my public-facing portfolio.  I would like to purchase a domain name to give my website a more professional feel.  I am proud of my work because I used the skills that I gained in WDC to create my very own website.  I planned my portfolio and discovered my target audience so that I could create a website that is easily navigated and useful.

 

WDC Week 3 Analysis: Portfolio Inspiration March 21, 2014

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Elly Deutch

Kelly Servis

John Sutter

 

WDC Week 3: Portfolio Inventory March 19, 2014

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Contact Information

Name

Makala Franklin

Organization/Company

Full Sail Portfolio

Business Address

Email Address

kalakim07@fullsail.edu

Phone Number

Secondary Phone Number

About Your Business

Please describe the products/services that are offered by your company.

The products/services that would be advertised on this website are my professional skills. The website will contain my public-facing portfolio. It will showcase the skills that I have gained from my professional life and being a student of Full Sail University.

What type of visitors do you want to draw to your website? Who is your target audience?

I would like to attract media communications professionals at all skill levels. This will also be a website to give potential employers, like an online resume.

What is the purpose of establishing this website?

My purpose of establishing this website is to gain exposure in the world of media communications. Because as of now I do not have much work experience this website could be a first step in gaining the exposure I need to get my foot in the door as a professional. I want this website to grow with my experience and that means frequent updates, so I would like it to be easily manageable.

Does your company have a logo?

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Are you currently using any type of social media? If so, please list which website (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and your username.

How do you currently access the Internet?

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Laptop 0 0%
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MacBook 1 50%
Mobile Device (phone, tablet, iPad) 1 50%
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What is your preferred internet browser?

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What is your budget for this project?

About Your Website

Do you have a tagline or motto that you would like to include on your website?

I do not currently have one, but I would like to create one and a logo as well.

Do you have a website currently? (If so, please provide URL)

If you already have a website would you like to keep the same structure?

No responses yet for this question.

Are there any website’s style that you would like to emulate? If so, please give the URLs of up to five websites.

This website is very simple yet effective. http://www.karenwoodwardonline.com/portfolio/ I like that this portfolio was created using a blog. The template and the social media icons are similar to what I would like for my portfolio. I enjoy the way she added her twitter feed on the right side of the page. http://ellydeutch.com/portfolio/ I enjoyed the layout, fonts, and color scheme of this site. http://www.kservispr.com/index.html http://merandawrites.com http://www.jdsutter.com

Do you have any color preferences?

At the moment I do not have any color preferences preselected, but I do know that I want professional looking colors that stand out. Any suggestions?

Do you have any specific materials in mind that you would like to place on your website (logo, photos, and/or videos)?

I have some materials that I want to include in my portfolio and some media that I would like to create in this website design process that would additionally be added to the site.

If you have already compiled some materials for the website can you deliver those by email?

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How would it take you to compile the information needed to create your website?

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What elements do you think you may want on your homepage?

Links on homepage: About, Resume, Portfolio, Skills, Contact Information. If possible I would like to also create and include a Logo, Mission Statement, and add links to my professional social media accounts.

Are there any elements that you feel are necessary to have on each page of your website?

I want the links, logo, mission statement, and social media icons on the homepage to be on each page. This way it is easy to navigate the site.

Any additional information

Please list any additional information here that is vital in the completion of your website

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