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BAND PROMOTION • IT

Grade 9.2

• Made

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By: Joey Yao


INVESTIGATION Wednesday, November 2, 11


PROMOTION FOR A BAND •

Client: “Turtleneck Sweater” is a new band that needs to promote advertisements through the internet.

AOI: Human Ingenuity

Time Allowed: 1 Quarter 8 Weeks

Documented evidence: Your documented evidence is like a diary. You start it when you first start making your design and it doesn't end till you have finished making your product. Takes lots of photos, make notes on any modification and add sketches and diagrams Wednesday, November 2, 11

Specifications & Limitations: Laptop/Computer Internet Softwares: Photoshop CS5 Can’t access in a place where there is no internet

Unit Question: How does band Advertising manipulate our actions?


INTRODUCTION

• My

client, ‘Turtleneck Sweater’ is a new released band and they consists of 3 members: Chain, Link & Boss. Their problem is that they need to promote their advertisements throughout the whole world. Therefore, I need to decide which advertising method is the best and the most efficient way of promoting a band by using the internet, radio, magazines, etc.

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AOI: HUMAN INGENUITY •

This project relates to Human Ingenuity because designing and creating a advertisement which meets the client’s requirements. I will be interviewing my clients, creating websites and make my own research and knowledge by using the design cycle steps, Investigate, Design, Plan, Create & Evaluation, which shows my own creativity and ideas. My own skills and knowledge will be also needed for creating the perfect product for the client, therefore Human Ingenuity is the most suitable from all 5 of them.

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CLIENT INTERVIEW •

1. What kind of advertisement do you want to use? We would like to attract more fans from Asia and Europe, so I guess we have to use internet for promoting our band. We could use Facebook or Twitter fan page and direct them to our own very website.

2. If you have decided to use website(internet), what template would you like to have in your website? We would like to have something unique with interesting designs so that our customers could enjoy themselves when visiting the website. We also need to cooperate with other companies so that they could also advertise us on their websites or blogs.

3. What kind of information would you want to show to everybody? We would like to put informations about what do we do for living and what kind of music we play in our band. We could also put some sample musics on the website, video interview & some pictures.

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4. Do you have a logo yet? If you want a logo, what kind of logo do you want me to create about your band? No, not yet. We would like to have a logo that could describe us. A simple but meaningful logo and design that could be used for several years. We want the logo to be interesting, attractive, and does not get bored over time.

5. How much are you willing to pay for creating the website and logo? We don’t want it to be so expensive but I would like to have something really good rather than having a good one that will not really attract our fans. So I would like to pay for between $3000 - $4000 with the logo included. Thank you

6. Do you have any other requests to make? We would also like to create another website for our fans, like a discussion board, entertaining blogs & media advertising. We will contact you and talk again about this sooner or later.

Alright, thank you for the time and have a nice weekend.

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INTERVIEW SUMMARY • From

the interview, I can see that my client wants to advertise by using websites and to attract more fans from Europe & Asia. They wanted to create a website which is unique and different from others that will not get easily boring when looking at it. They also want to make their customers enjoy themselves by having lots of pictures and videos that they could see in the website. They would also like to share some of their sample musics so they could know what the genre is. They need a logo for their band which is simple but meaningful logo. They want their logo to be attractive and can be used for a long time. They also request that they would like to create another website for discussion boards and other activities but they will talk again with me sooner or later.

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BRAINSTORM Including logo and CD cover Website must be attractive

I must use the correct softwares for making the website

A unique theme

The website must be suitable for all ages Wednesday, November 2, 11

Relevant pictures and videos


CASE STUDY

Case 1

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Customer

Teenagers - Adult and all for those who love their musics

Form

Website

Aesthetics

Blue & Pink Neon Lights with black background & Flash or Animation

Cost

N/A

Function

To promote their band, updated infos and new music albums and pictures & videos about the band

Ease of Creation

It is hard to make a website this good because it contains flash animation and the color, arrangement is all very related and cool


CASE STUDY

2 Case 2

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Teen - adult and those who like dance musics

Customer Form Aesthetics Cost Function

To promote Dev using the method of advertising on other people’s page makes it effective in youtube

Ease of Creation

It’s easy to make, just need to design the layout and it’s done.

Advertisement on other band pages A picture of Dev & some writings under a music video.

N/A


CASE STUDY 3 Case 3 Customer Form Aesthetics Cost Function

Children - Teenager and those who love rock & pop

Ease of Creation

Design the poster, took a picture of the band and print it.

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Poster Band members with a designed framed and the band name located in the middle

N/A To promote the band songs and movie. It can also be stuck to walls at your house


CASE STUDY: SUMMARY

__________________________________ When researching 3 different method of advertising a band or artist, I found out that the 3 advertising methods is all very effective but I need to find advertising which can be accessed by the whole world easily and contain information about them which is the website: advertising. I still need to list out all the pros & cons to compare fairly which one is more efficient way of advertising. Wednesday, November 2, 11


MATERIALS

Wix is a free flash website builder that is used for many purposes such as: Business, Photography, Personal portfolios, etc. They have interactive flash animation and lots of themes to choose and create.

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Weebly is a free webite builder mostly for business and education. It could be used as a classroom blog and there’s also a lot of themes and it is easy to access so it doesn’t require skills to create the website.

Moonfruit is a free website that allows you to create your own website. It is mostly used for online selling shop and trading. It is very simple to use and doesn’t require any skills for making them.


OVERALL RESEARCHING SUMMARY •

After interviewed with my client asking about what kind of advertisement they want, I have followed and researched what they required at this moment. I have researched several websites that is suitable for the band and I also start to find pictures that is relevant to the band. I have found a website and a template and will further research more on how to create a good website band.

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IMPACTS ON ENVIRONMENT & SOCIETY •

I’m making a website for advertising and if I can think of one thing that could impact the environment is, wasting electricity and power. Because you need internet and electricity either seeing it off from your laptop, tablet or phone.

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Website advertising is impacting the society by using sharing to your friends. When one person saw the website, he could share it on Facebook or twitter and 3 more people will share it and 9 more people will share it. This is the cycle for internet browsing and it will go on so information can be easily be accessed and shared to your friends.


DESIGN BRIEF

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I will create a website that is required by my client to advertise their new band throughout the world. I will follow the Design Cycle steps: Investigation, Design, Plan, Create, Evaluation in order to create a good band website. We are going to start off with designing 2 newsletter/poster, 2 website, & 2 movie using story boards.

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SPECIFICATION Title

Specification/Why

Testing

Software:

I’m going to use Photoshop CS5 for creating the logo and album cover

I created the logo and design already

Time:

8 weeks

i should use my time wisely. Focus on the work so that I can finish it on time.

Costs:

FREE

Website builder is free

Target Audience:

My target audience is to teenagers and band lovers

I should ask teenager whether they will like these kind of musics or not

Aesthetic:

Design something simple but attractive. Something different from the others.

I should research how can I make the website good and choosing the right template in website builders

Function:

Is to promote the band worldwide using website advertising

Share it to your friends and publish it online so everybody could see it

Purpose:

Help Turtleneck Sweater advertise

Theme.Colour.Style.Finish

Design a attractive website but don’t make it so complicated. Should make it colorful and a cool style

Design 6 designs and try to make it as same as the requirements.

Safety:

I should be aware when posting information or pictures on the website

Find relevant pictures and information

Durability:

It will last forever since it’s a website but if you don’t update them it will be useless

Make sure you put something each day and update informations

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WORKS CITED Coldplay: Mylo Xyloto. Web. 13 Sept. 2011. <http://www.coldplay.com/site.php>. Free Website Builder | Create a Free Flash Website at Wix.com. Web. 13 Sept. 2011. <http://www.wix.com/>. Free Website Builder - Moonfruit - Total Website Design Control. Web. 13 Sept. 2011. <http://www.moonfruit.com/>. "Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera - YouTube." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. Web. 13 Sept. 2011. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suRsxpoAc5w>. Weebly - Create a Free Website and a Free Blog. Web. 13 Sept. 2011. <http://www.weebly.com/>.

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DESIGN

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PEER EVALUATION • Design • To

6

us, the Turtleneck Sweaters, design 6 seems to be the most persuasive and best looking advertisement among others. Not only it is good to look at, it is also very original, showing the creator’s creative style. However, the theme doesn’t suit our and I don’t think this will be worth $3000-$4000.

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DESIGN 1 Summary: Design 1 is a poster that informs us about the upcoming USA tour. It contains information about the location, price, contact information, and extra informations. It has a pretty good design and the arrangements are really good.

Cons:

Pros:

- Easily Broken

- A lot of information - Good design - Could be publish to everywhere

- Need lots of money to print

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DESIGN 2 Pros:

Cons:

- Many informations - Easily Broken on Concert & Band - Not all people could see - Can be understand easily the poster

Summary: Design 2 is another poster design. It has information about concert. It has also information such as Top Hit songs. The arrangement for this poster is a bit messed up but the design is not that bad.

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DESIGN 3 Summary: Design 3 is a story board about TV commercial. It is telling about their band informations and updated news. An introduction of who are they, and some facts about the band.

Pros:

- Broadcast worldwide - Easy to access information

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Cons: - Hard to contact band

- People who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have access to Satellite canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t watch


DESIGN 4 Summary: Design 4 is also a TV commercial story board. This commercial is telling about their upcoming concert and contact informations. If this will be a TV commercial, I think it will be a pretty good advertisement

Pros:

- Broadcast worldwide - Easy to access information

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Cons:

- Hard to contact band - People who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have access to Satellite canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t watch


DESIGN 5 Summary: Design 5 is a website design layout. I can put photos, the background information about the band, new album & new songs on iTunes, music samples, & contact information. The information will be very complete if there’s a updated news board & a space to play videos.

Pros:

- Everyone could access if they have internet - Easy to contact band

Cons:

- People who doesn’t have access to internet can’t see this - Only browsers that - Effective design & arrangements have access to flash can - Easy to share to other people see the animations Wednesday, November 2, 11


DESIGN 6 Summary: Design 6 is a website layout. It can contain informations such as, background information about the band, concert pictures, music videos & interviews, sample musics/album, tour dates, contact information & updated news. It is very complete and had a interesting design too.

Pros: - Easy to contact band

- Access information easily - Share it to other people just by clicking

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Cons:

- People who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have access to internet canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see this


EVALUATION AGAINST SPECIFICATION Specification

Design 1

Design 2

Design 3

Design 4

Design 5

Design 6

Software

O

O

O

O

O

O

Time

O

O

X

X

O

O

Costs

O

O

O

O

O

O

Target Audience

O

O

O

O

O

O

Aesthetic

O

X

X

X

X

O

Function

O

O

O

O

O

O

Purpose

O

X

O

X

O

O

Size

X

X

O

O

O

O

Safety

O

O

O

O

O

O

Durability

X

X

O

O

O

O

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FINAL DESIGN

6 I chose Design 6 because it has the most requirements approved in specifications. It got a good and interesting design, can put a lot of information about the band, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very safe and costs no money for making it. It is very suitable for the band and it will look really good if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finished. Wednesday, November 2, 11


FINAL DESIGN SPECIFICATION Specification

Design 6

Comments

Software

O

Using photoshop to create the logo of the band and use iPhoto & iSplash to edit pictures of the band. I will also use wix.com to create the website

Time

O

I still have time left about 2 weeks to finish this advertisement. Although it’s still a long time, i should use my time wisely and effectively.

Costs

O

It will costs nothing because the softwares are free and I don’t have to pay for the free templates at the website.

Target Audience

O

My client is the turtleneck sweater band and also their fans which are teenagers and adults.

Aesthetic

O

The design is not very complicated yet to be attractive, unique and interesting.

Function

O

Advertise about the band’s existence, band pictures, sample musics and a upcoming album and tours.

O

To advertise the band’s name throughout the world using the website that I created.

Size

O

The size does not matter because it is a website. But there will be a fullscreen function later on on the website

Safety

O

It is very safe because I will double check all things before I put it on to the website. I will make sure it is suitable for all ages.

Durability

O

It will last for a very long time but need to update the website everyday or every week to keep attracting people or they will get bored.

Purpose

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PLAN

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GANTT CHART Wednesday, November 2, 11


STEP BY STEP

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SOFTWARES Name of the softwares

Picture

What is it used for?

Photoshop CS5

I used photoshop to create the logo that is going to be used by the turtleneck sweater band

iPhoto

I used iPhoto for editing pictures for the band. Simple edits like highlights, contrast, definition, crop, and others.

iSplash

I also used iSplash for editing pictures. i downloaded this application and I think it is pretty useful. It only colors the part that you want in the picture and the rest is in B/W.

Wix

Wix is a free website builder. I used Wix to create the website for the band. I chose the template from them and edit them.

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PLAN EVALUATION â&#x20AC;˘

My plan is reliable and effective because it has all the information of the things/applications that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to use throughout the project. I also explained very clearly on the step by step part by using pictures and word examples shown below the pictures. I focused more on the editing part on the website so anyone could understand what am I doing. My Gantt Chart is in detail, and all the things that I will be doing is listed in there step by step, so I can follow it easily. I have also put the possible amount of time on each steps so I can know how much time I have left for the rest of the steps.

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CREATE

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DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE

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DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE:

DAY 1 October 4, 2011

The first thing I did is to open wix.com, a free website builder. I chose wix for my website because it has a lot of templates for me to choose and I have been using wix for quite a time.

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DAY 2 October 5, 2011

I researched the band in google and found some pictures to put it onto the website, and went to wikipedia to find about their background information

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DAY 3 October 6, 2011

Today I started to research about their music career history and their story in the past about their dreams. I have researched and hear some musics and videos created by them and will put it into the website right after Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve download the music and video.

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DAY 4 October 12, 2011

Today I researched on what I will use for the wallpaper on my website. I researched the wallpaper that I wanted on google and found some interesting textures and colors in the background. I then tested several backgrounds until it is the one that is suitable for it.

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DAY 5 October 14, 2011

Today, I researched on when will the band have a Live tour and after I researched I put in the tour dates and locations on the website. Their tour will be starting from Asia. Wednesday, November 2, 11


DAY 6 October 17, 2011

Today, I started to search for their musics and their videos from youtube. I downloaded them and convert it to the right format and try to put it into the website.

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DAY 7 October 19, 2011

Today, I created a music player and a video player on the website. I uploaded the videos from youtube and updated 4 music samples to the music playlist.

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DAY 8 October 20, 2011

Today, I have created the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;contactâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; page information filled with address, email and contact number for people who wants to find more information about the band.

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DAY 9 October 20, 2011

At the final step, I re-checked all of the sections in the website making sure there is no mistakes or errors. After, that, I agreed and published it through the web.

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DAY 10 October 25, 2011

I shared my web in my blog and asked some of friends to give feedback or comments about my website.

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EVALUATION

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1. Evaluating My Performance at Each Stage of the Design Cycle. •

Investigation: In the investigation stage, I did a lot of researching on band advertisement. I also interviewed my client on what kind of advertisement he wants and all the requirements that have to be made. I also researched several case studies on different ways of advertising and finally compare which one is the most effective one for advertising to the whole world.

Design: In the Design stage, I designed 6 advertisements which are 2 posters, 2 websites, and 2 videos advertisement. I have to write a summary, pros and cons for each design and to create the table for specification so that we can compare which design meets all the specification and can be used for the band advertisement.

Plan: I made the Gantt Chart detailedly and specifically about what I should do to accomplish the website in 8 weeks. I also created the step by step of how to make the advertisement for website (wix) so that other people can also understand what I’m doing. I created a table for materials/softwares that I have used for creating the advertisement.

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Create:

In the Create stage, I can finally start to create my product. I used wix.com for my band advertisement and I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great website because it has many functions and cool stuffs. I researched information about the band, finding pictures, and downloading music and videos. It took me a long time to put all the informations in the website and I also need to do the Documented Evidence supported with the evidence. It is hard to make 10 days of documented evidence but I still managed to made it.

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Evaluate:

In the Evaluation Stage, I did refections on my works and datas to find out the advantages and disadvantages. I need to write the pros and cons for the design and reflect on which one is better, which one needs improvement. I think the reflecting process is very important to the task because reflecting can help you figure out the disadvantages and to make changes about them and will also be able to help you in the future.

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2. Testing: Meeting Specifications In the Specification area, I have carried out all the tests for the product which is Software, Time, Costs, Target Audience, Aesthetic, Function, Purpose, Theme.Color.Style.Finish, Safety, & Durability. For the Software, I have successfully created the logo and design using Photoshop CS5. For the Time, I finished making the product in 8 weeks. For the Costs, the website builder is free, so no costs needed for making this product. For the Target Audience, I have interviewed several teenagers and they loved the music genre including me myself. For Aesthetic, I have chosen a great template which I used in for the band advertisement. For the Function, I have shared it with my friends and posted it on my blog. For Purpose, I helped the band advertise already by creating the website. For Theme.Color.Style.Finish, I have designed 6 designs which are colorful and attractive. For Safety, I have not post anything irrelevant otherwise from the band or inappropriate informations or pictures. For Durability, I will update the website if there is any new upcoming events from the band itself.

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3. Successful Points I have been able to create a magnificent piece of work which is the website and I have researched a lot of websites and used different methods to attract people to see the website that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made. I have designed 6 designs according to the requirements and was able to reflect and decide which one should I use. The design I chose was very effective and attractive because it contains a area which you can put the video player and music player for people to listen and watch. I was also able to be following my Gantt chart moderately when creating the website for my client. Some of my friends also helped me by giving suggestions or by explaining what I should be doing now, and I also helped them in return. I think all the time that I have spent are all worth it for the final product.

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4. Least Successful Points

Although I have stated a lot of successful points before this slide, but I still have some least successful points. I am not able to follow all my steps from my Gantt Chart because sometimes you just have this idea popped out of nowhere which is not included in the planning. I have been trying hard to stay on the right path but sometimes thinking outside the box also helps me for making this website better and more attractive. Another thing is that I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use my time wisely in class sometimes being distracted by my friends, but I still managed to finished it on time.

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5. Modifications/Improvements

If I could make a new website, I would modify the design to be more simple, not too complicated. I would also like to change the font used right now in the website because the font doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t suit with the whole layout idea. Adding a photo slideshow in the website is also a good idea, so basically there is many pictures at one place and people can just scroll it to the right or left to see the pictures. i would also like to add a comment section in the website so visitors can leave a comment before they leave.

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6. VIP - Client and Peer to Peer What do you think about my advertisement? People 2

Your Website is an eye-catchy website because the website is informative with pictures that are elegantly arranged. - William

2

I like your website because it is colorful and attractive. - Putri

1

I really like the format and the style of the website! Very good!- Sean

1 0

Comments:

Poor

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Good

Very Good

Your website is innovative and interesting but I would like it more if your font is readable. - Gary


7. The Impact on the Society

My advertisement impacts on my client and society because my website helped advertise the band to the whole world. Basically, after I finished making this website the band can then go to the next step further to make them go nearer to success for music production. The society will also be impacted because when their friends see this website and shared it to their friends, other people would like to know to what does the website look like or what information does it have by using internet of course. Well, the age doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter but mostly teenagers or adults will be attracted by this website.

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8. The Impact on the Environment

Actually, a website doesn’t impact on the environment so much because it doesn’t use up a lot of natural resources and I can guarantee that it won’t bring deforestation, or pollution. Making a website requires electricity which we still have to be concerned to because who knows what will happen in the future, so safe or don’t waste as many electricity as you can. This is also a important factor for the society because, when they opened the website, after they finished touring, they should just close the website because wix.com is a flash supported website so it requires a lot of energy to make the website works. Nothing will happen eventually if the website just stays there, unless when people open the website.

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10. Photo of finished product

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