Landing : Athabascau University

Unit 1 - Site Design

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By Mipam Lauder in the group COMP 266 October 16, 2020 - 11:18am

Reflective commentary:

It took me a bit to decide on the general outline for the site. I’m not very visually creative, so I have trouble picturing exactly how the site will look in the end. I decided on splitting up Vancouver Island into 5 different sections and having a separate page for each section. I thought this would give enough room to display all the marinas without crowding the page too much. I’m not sure how it’s going to look when I get further along, so I may very well change it if it doesn’t look good.

I did find an excellent resource for pictures of people though, https://thispersondoesnotexist.com .

The site generates photo-realistic shots of people based on an adversarial neural network setup, the only downside is you have to cycle through a few until you find an age/sex/ethnicity type for your personas.

I tried a few different outline generators for the mock-up and sitemap, but I settled on LibreOffice. I like that it’s a full-featured open source office suite, and the LibreOffice draw component worked quite nicely for me to lay everything out.

 

Unit 1 - Site design documents.     

Website theme and purpose: Website theme and purpose.odt

Personas: Personas.odt

Scenarios: Scenarios.odt

Mockup: Mockup.odg

Sitemap: Sitemap.odg

 

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