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2. Discuss Your Site’s Purpose and Choose a Theme and Header

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In this video, you will decide on the purpose and audience for your website.

You will then select a theme and header image.

To begin, discuss the purpose of your website with your group.

Do you want to encourage students and community members to volunteer to help?

Or would you like to share information about your project with community leaders?

Will you use your website to help facilitate fundraising efforts?

Then, discuss the audience for your website.

Is it aimed mostly at students and community members?

Or will you share it with professionals from local businesses and news organizations?

The design elements you choose should reflect the purpose and audience for your website.

Start by choosing a theme for your website.

A theme is a set of colors, text styles, and other design elements that give your website a certain look.

Different themes fit different types of content.

If the purpose of your website is to share information about your project with community leaders, then you might choose a theme that looks professional or serious.

If you are trying to encourage other students to volunteer, you might choose a theme that is more playful and fun.

Select a theme that you think fits your website’s purpose and audience.

The theme will carry over to every page of your website.

Adjust the colors and font style for your theme as you would like.

Next, select a header image for your website.

A website header sits at the top of each page and can help create a consistent browsing experience throughout your website.

Select an image for your header that represents your project and supports your website’s purpose.

You can choose an image from the gallery, upload one from your computer, or search the Internet for an image.

If you choose an image from the internet, make sure you have the right to use it.

Now, it’s your turn: Discuss your website’s purpose and audience with your group, Select a theme for your website, Adjust the theme color and font style, And select an image for your header.

Instructions

  1. Discuss your website’s purpose and audience with your group.
  2. Select a theme for your website.
  3. Adjust the theme color and font style.
  4. Select an image for your header.