Course Project: Part 1Website Planning
This week you will start a course project. For this project you will design and develop a small website for a travel company. You will develop this website across the span of the course building new project components each week until you have a live hosted website at the end of the course.
This project is designed to replicate real-life situations where the clients provide only a few of their requirements and expect a prototype to be developed.
Express Holidays is a tourism company that designs and provides package tours to various destinations. It is a well-established company but has no online presence. The company wants you to develop a prototype of their website.
Express Holidays wants you to research and present information in an innovative way. The focal points of their website are vacations and tourism. You can apply your discretion while defining the audience but you should do this early in the project.
The company wants you to develop five pages for its website by using the following details:
This project involves researching; collecting information such as graphics video and audio; and designing creating and hosting the website on a web host such as godaddy.com. As part of the project you will also suggest ways of maintaining and promoting the website after it is complete. As this is a prototype you should largely use freely-available information and graphics and spend a considerable amount of time in website designing and project execution.
In Week 1 you will plan the project identify the tourist destinations to be shown and collect the text graphics and other information that you intend to include in the website.
Week 1 Tasks
Using Microsoft PowerPoint as a design tool create a plan for the website. To do so perform the following tasks:
Your questions may include:
Decide on the information you want to present on the pages of the website. You may also need to get imaginative when presenting this information. Create one PowerPoint slide for each page to showcase the text and images. Plan to include two paragraphs of text on each destination page as well as on the home page. Note that the contact page will contain a form that you will design later.
Cite any sources in APA format.