Thursday, 6 May 2010

What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?

My website is a charity website helping homeless dogs, it is a place where people can adopt them. They can also donate to the charity, so that we can look after them and give them a better life.

This means that all ages will be interested in our website, from young children to the elderly. Therefore, this will be great to distribute as this type of product can apply to anyone, and institutions will want this to be distributed well so that more people become aware of the site.

Distributing your website means to let it out it into the public. This can be done in many different ways, for example, the newspaper can be a very effective way of advertising a website as many people and families read the newspaper. Another way of doing this is by the radio, the radio can be fairly affective way of advertising as many people and families listen to the radio, whether it is in the car, at home or at work. Although, this may not be the best way to distribute the media product as people might not catch the name of the website via the radio.

Television is another way to distribute a media product, which is most likely to be the best choice to use, as almost everyone watches TV.

There is also the method of distributing the product through Internet banners, this is an advertisement made on well-known sites so that your website can have a link to it, so that it can be seen and used. For example, Facebook is a very popular website to advertise on, as many people from all different ages go on this site daily, so the website will be seen and used more often.

All the different ways of distribution show that it will be quite simple to publicize our website as there are so many ways to do so.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010


This is an excellent, friendly site and works well: you’ve achieved most goals at a high level, and allowed yourselves to be charming in the use of small cute animals. Well done. This should be in the low end of the level 4, B or above.

You've got a page that you haven't published called Drawings for Website, and you could easily finish this off in the time you have available. It will ensure that your mark will be clearly a level 4 - ie in the top range.

The blog is more or less complete too, and I think you could probably have a look at it over the next couple of days to see if there are any bits that you can polish up. This is been good team work.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Photos in my website

This photo was taken at a farm where homeless dogs are kept. This dog looks quite lost and upset. I used this photo to make people feel sorry for the dog and want to donate to the charity.

This was a photo of my partners puppy when she was first born, at the farm. The puppies are really young and look very cute and cuddly, this photo will attract all dog lovers, especially children.

This was also taken at the farm where homeless dogs are kept, called Foal Farm. This dog looks playful and energetic, although because it is tied to the tree it makes the dog seem trapped. This will make people want to help him.

This is a photo of my partners dog, taken in his kitchen. The dog is looking straight into the camera, which looks like she is looking at the audience, her head is also tilted making her seem even more cute.

This is my friends dog, taken in their house. This puppy is a very small, cute puppy and she is also looking straight at the audience, this will make the audience feel sorry for the puppy as the puppy eyes are looking at them, wanting to be loved.

This is my partners dog, taken in his house. In this photo the dog is in a very cute position, her paw is out towards the camera, making it seem its reaching out towards the audience. This dog is also looking directly at the audience, this photo will attract the audiences attention as it looks cutes and venerable.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Planning feedback:

Hi Becky,

You need to organise your blog into an Evaluation Section and a Planning section - it's a bit confusing. Can you put all the planning posts first and the evaluation last - I can show you how to do this - just ask.

You're at a pretty low mark at the moment for planning because it's just not evident that you planned well - even though you probably did. You need to:

1. Put all the audience research together with a note on your findings. You must then define your audience alongside the survey etc- who are they?
2. Upload your website planning sketches (ESSENTIAL)
3.. Upload your photos in a slideshow or individually with a note on where they were taken and what message you hoped to send to the audience through the photos.
4. Complete your industry research on hosting and domain names.

By Friday thank you.

4. Who is the audience and how do you attract the audience?

Through our survey we have found out that a range of ages will be interested in our charity, this is because all dog lovers are different ages. We have aimed our website at a range of ages, our target audience is for children and families.

Our blue and green color scheme is to stand out to young children. We have also made the website simple to use so young children can look through our website, as well as the elderly.

The aim is to make it child friendly so children look at the dogs and then show their parents and persuade them to either adopt or donate to the charity. The audiences we aim to attract are dog lovers, families who want a dog and also elderly people who may want a companion.

We have also used drawings and scribbles that we scanned onto the website, which also attract children as it looks as if a child has drawn them. We created our own font with letters that we drew ourselves, the font is a fun, curly font to attract our audience, making the website have a happy, fun mood.

The photos we have used of the dogs make the dogs look cute and loveable so that the audience want to help them, to either donate to the charity or even adopt one.

Evidence 4. Web hosting and domain name registration

A web hosting service is a type of internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their own website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server they own or lease for use by their clients as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data centre. Web hosts can also provide data center space and connectivity to the Internet for servers they do not own to be located in their data center, called colocation.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Polish up your blogs
Please read this and start to get your blog beautiful and polished. Each improvement will help you get another mark - the difference between one grade and another is only a mark.