the Major Project is almost complete, I felt
it necessary to provide a short evaluation on
the final outcome of the project; and any future
developments that could be made to the site.
The image below depicts the final design of
the student survival guide. It was felt that
the original concept as shown in the diary entry
for Week 9 was not stylish
enough to meet the "be cool factor".
Hopefully the "new" design (as shown
below) can meet that criteria and made it an
interesting web site to view.
Even though the hand-in of the Street Wise
website signals the end of the Major Project,
it by no way means the end of the development
of the web site. I intend on improving what
has already been created and to add more ecstatically
pleasing animations to give the users more
to look at. Some ideas that have already been
thought out include: Simple animated characters,
background transitions from night into day
and vice versa; and hotspots throughout the
buildings so that the user will need to click
them before any information pops up on screen.
Other developments would be made to the "back-end"
system so that the site could be updated dynamically
and the provision made to allow users to upload
their personal MSN pictures and showcase them
to other site member's. This addition to the
site would need to be designed in such a fashion
that it does not become a "live"
system, meaning that MSN pictures uploaded
by users would not be displayed in the members
area immediately and instead archived until
the site admin checks the upload.
Whilst I have mostly enjoyed this Major Project
module, I would have preferred not to have
gained some grey hairs; I am only at the tender
age of 26! Suffice that to say, the project
website has turned out well considering that
not all brain-storming ideas made throughout
the year were not implemented due to time
constraints. However, the future developments
as (some) listed above will keep me buy for
a month or two and become my pet project.
IT HAS BEEN A PLEASURE, BUT NOW I GET RID
OF THE FEW GREY HAIRS!