Hi since my last post I have pitched the FNF microsite to my fellow colleagues and explained how I plan the microsite to work fully and how it can be used and taken further. Since I have done that presentation, I have continued to try and develop the site as much as possible so that when it gets pitched to the client, they can see how it works and get a real good idea of the potential it may have if developed further. In the microsite “mock up” as I would say as it is only a proposal at this stage, I have tried as much as possible to show how the pages would flow from one to another, how the information comes up in a content box over the pages and how when a content box comes up the background page will fade out. Below you can see how the background fades when the content box comes up.
Over the past few days I have been exploring ways in which I could present the micro site to the guys at Hatton promotions. If I was required to make a full scale build of the site then it would definitely be authored in flash, so to show the transitions of the pages working could I do this much quicker in Dw and whilst at the same time learn a bit more css and html which I plan to do anyway. So yesterday in Uni after talking to another student, by the end of the day I had the home page shifting to the left and displaying the fighter’s page when you click on the buttons at the bottom of the page. My next task is to have the content box coming out of the navigation bar when u click on the pages that have more information than image. I will do another post in a couple of days, whether I have achieved this goal or not, if not the site will end up being in flash. Loving this Brief! Probably the best one I have ever done.
So now that all of the layout has been finished in Ps the next step is to make it move dance and sing! So I am going to try and figure out the code to make the screen shift left and right, and I also need to figure out how to make the black content box flip up from the menu bar and then have interactive content on that box. I have a week tomorrow to have all of the deliverables completed. Which include: A 15 slide PDF presentation, Another 15 slide presentation which has been authored in Fl, A working micro-site, 2 A3 Boards displaying branding and visual aesthetic and to have my research collected together and organized.
Here is my layout which I have created in Ps of the upcoming fights page for the micro site. Looking at this layout for some reason I am not happy with the look of it and i cant put my finger on what I dont like about it at the moment. It could be the fighters names next to the thumbnails. This page may need some adjustments because of this.