Activity 12 Animation Audio Video

Animation, Audio, Video

1. What tools can you use to create animated content on a website?

2. What tools can you use to create video content on a website?

3. What tools can you use to create audio on a website?

4. Research and describe the features of
• Adobe Flash
• Microsoft Silverlight
• Youtube
• Vimeo
• Soundcloud
• Tindeck

5. Identify and describe 3 types of video players users may need to view videos on a website.

Activity 11 Hyperlinks


1. What is a Hyperlink?

2. Name four types of hyperlinks you might find on a website.

3. Provide 3 examples of each type of hyperlink.

4. Research and then make a list of tips for adding links and hyperlinks to a website.

5. Insert one of each type of hyperlink (total of 4 different types) into one or more of your blog posts.
• Internal
• External
• Exposed
• Intext

Activity 10 Writing Website Content

1. Research online for tips for writing content.

2. Make a list of 25 top tips for writing content. Here are some to get you started:
• Use headings and subheadings
• Short concise sentences
• Use active voice
• Keep pages short
• Use graphics and visuals where possible
• Content should target your audience
• Content is yours or it is referenced
• Stock pile content for future publication
• Schedule automatic publishing or removal of content

3. In pairs, brainstorm some topics for posting articles on your blog. Read more here.

4. Brainstorm and make a note of key words for future articles.

5. Reference all images and written information you use at the end of the blog post/article.

Activity 9 Website Design Features

Website Design Features
1. Research the term: website design features online. Then identify, list and describe as many design features as you can find that make up an appealing, user friendly website.

2. Create a checklist of recommended website design features for use in a small business. Include the following:
• Contact information
• Opening hours
• Google map
• Search function
• Social media buttons and connections
• Return to home with one click
• Text is readable
• Contains useful hyperlinks
• Keywords used in text
• Content (such as a blog post) in appropriate category
• Strong contrast between text and background
• Useful subheadings
• Bulleted lists
• Short paragraphs
• Low word count per page
• Terms of use
• Policy outlining privacy and information collected

3. What else do you need to you add to this list? You can read about good homepage designs here.

Activity 7 Features of CMS and Website Building Platforms

Investigate features of CMS and Website Building Platforms

Refer to the following

1. Create a table

2. Which of the above is a CMS and which is a Website Building Platform (WBP)?

3. List and describe 10 free features of

4. List and describe 10 paid features of

5. Identify strengths/advantages of each

6. Identify weakness/disadvantages of each

7. Make recommendations.

8. If you were creating a website which would you choose to use? CMS or WBP?

9. Why have you made this choice?

10. Consider the following:
• Navigation
• Range of website templates
• Pricing
• Types of Packages
• Advertising
• Ease of creation
• Customisation options
• Ease of maintenance and management

11. What are some features of these sites?

Activity 5 Reviewing Websites

Reviewing Websites

1. Search for 3 of the following websites. Visit each one, leaving them open in 3 separate tabs.
• Women’s hairdresser Hawthorn
• Men’s hairdresser Hawthorn
• 24-hour gym Hawthorn
• Auto repairs Hawthorn
• Art supplies Hawthorn
• Organic food Hawthorn
• Childcare centre Hawthorn
• Fashion boutique Hawthorn
• Cake decorations Hawthorn
• Bike repairs Hawthorn

Create a table for these websites, based on the following:

2. Which ones are easy to use? Why?
3. Which ones are harder to navigate? Why?
4. What can you do on these websites? List the websites and then describe what you as a customer, can do on each website.
5. What type of person would use this website? (Who is the target audience or demographic?)
6. What might their motives be for using it?
7. What is the objective of the web site? Is it to
• sell products or services
• provide a source of information
• promote or market the business
• view, review and track orders
• submit applications
• obtain quotes
• some or all of the above or
• anything else?
8. What type of products and/or services is the website offering?
9. Describe the type of content on the website such as:
• Logo
• Style
• Colour schemes
• Theme or image portrayed
• Text
• Images
• Videos
• Audio
• Social media links
10. How easy is it to navigate?
11. How quickly can you find the contact page and phone number?
12. What are the website’s strengths?
13. What are its weaknesses? What is missing?
14. What improvements would you make?