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NCFE Level 1 Unit 4: Assemble Interactive Media Product to Produce Final Work

Rob Miller | Monday March 14, 2016

Categories: Certificates, NCFE Certificates, NCFE Level 1, Hot Entries, Skills, Web Design

Unit 04: Assemble Interactive Media Products to Produce Final Work (Website Design)

You will be developing a portfolio of work for a number of set tasks in response to a main Design Brief set by your tutor. This sample Design Brief asks you to assemble interactive media products to produce a Website Homepage for a new fashion magazine targeting 16-25 year olds, How’s That? This will link with your work for Unit 1.

You will:

  1. Plan and Prepare for the production of the website.
  2. Use ideas developed by researching existing fashion magazine genre websites.
  3. Demonstrate basic skills level using Adobe Dreamweaver CC 14 (other software, versions of software are acceptable) to create a How’s That homepage.
  4. Present your design to an audience and evaluate their response.
  5. Assess the whole design process.

Task 2: Research Existing Fashion Magazine Websites

It makes sense to analyse existing websites first, before you start planning, to give you an understanding of Fashion website homepage conventions:

  • www.stylist.co.uk
  • www.menswearstyle.co.uk (Men’s)
  • pausemag.co.uk (Men’s/Unisex)
  • www.mensfashionmagazine.com (Men’s)
  • www.look.co.uk
  • www.lifestyle.one/grazia/
  • Draft a table in Word and ensure you present evidence for analysis of three of the above six fashion website homepages – this means a table like below three times (I have included a sample analysis):

Task 1: Plan and Prepare for the Production of the Website

  • Sketch out the layout of your homepage on horizontal A4 paper
  • Decide where you want titles, images, navigation buttons and text to appear (website titles are usually top left or top centre, while the navigation bar usually appears vertically on the left or horizontally below the title – the example below has the navigation bar too close to the title)
  • When sketching, make sure and use tables/drop down boxes to format the content (see below)
  • Select your software and practice simple steps (e.g. using online...

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