Im free!! I Dont Matter Website

I don’t Matter Website

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This project originally started out as a duo project with Larissa and I. Originally it was suppose to be a platform for creative and inspirational people, who can influence and inspire others to be different and create. Our project was called “Spark a Revolution”, then it change to “ I Don’t Matter” which was based off a web series for the project Spark a revolution. Spark a revolution ( which is now larissa portfolio) started as the main focus of our project, there was suppose to be a variety of things such as different types of videos. We started out using social media, which is still one of our sources, but we used it as our beginning platform to get the word out about Spark a Revolution.

 

Some of the videos were to consist of spiritual inspiration, music videos, displaying other creative people work and blogs. However, the out come was not that great because of mix communication and agreements between Larissa and I.

 

The conflict of agreement and arrangement came in during the middle of building this project. So we decided to switch up things a bit. Larissa and I decided to clarify our new roles and responsibilities as a team and switch up things. She renamed the project I don’t matter, the project became a web series of  “ I don’t matter” I became the web developer. This way we work together but not together.

 

So, Larissa series I don’t matter begin to launch as well as her blogs are featured on the website. Our content was based of off blogs and videos that’s what made up the whole website. We added an about us page, blog page and contact us page.

 

The process of this at first I must admit was crazy, after a little mixed communication of our roles in the beginning. I wanted to quit. However, I know my future was riding on this and Larissa.

Recreate process

 

Step 1: When we first started we were using square space, which is now Larissa Personal portfolio site. After much research compare and contrast of hosting site. We decide that Square Space will not work. Due to the fact that u have no real access to the back end, and if the choose today or tomorrow to stop there hosting, we would pretty much me screwed.  Another reason you cannot transfer your domain name to another hosting, nor can you switch your web hosting. Although it was easier for Larissa to maintain for the future, it was not the right choice.

 

Step 2:  As a web developer I did research on what would be the best for Larissa to maintain her site. I came across Adobe muse, which is similar to Square Space. I have the capabilities of Larissa for ease edits and building, however, I have full control of the back end and choice of my hosting. I don’t have to worry about loosing my website. This software is life changing for me and help me to create a creative, clean sleek website.

 

Adobe muse is a creative designer platform easy to us (with the knowledge of designing) to create. With the software there are endless capabilities to design and create. It’s a decoded site no coding, yes no coding unless you absolutely want to you have a choice. Adobe muse does have the capability where you can change the site to HTML etc. just to give a description

 

Here are the steps how Larissa can update her website

 

Step 1: I create a user name and password for Larissa such as (square space) this is to allow her access to log into the dashboard.

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Step 2: She can then click on the editable things she would like to change such as pictures, text and add videos

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Step 3: then she can publish her site

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This is easer for her and even easier for me. So, I know she can maintain and update her site on her own in 123.

 

 

Final step: concluding the site and giving Larissa the logo in information to allow her to make the nessacary changes as needed.

 

 

As fore stated when we first started it was a duo project, however, it switched drastically. Larissa basically became my client at the end. I didn’t expect that I thought we were building a project together; we had different visions of what we wanted once we started working together. It enlighten me that group project are great but you must know how to communicate, and as a group I don’t think the communication and understand was there.

 

In the beginning process we were on one accord, but things begin to deviate slowly. But we got it together and came into an agreement and it worked out for the best at the end. Larissa launches a new web series that build a community and a lot of inspiration for many individuals. It’s gained a lot of recognition and impacted many. Thousands of views might I ad. On my end I create the website, basically transferring the information from the other site square space to Adobe muse.

 

Knowing what I know now, I would of solely just made the website. However, it taught me a lesson in reference to the importance of communication is key and is extremely important. The failure to understand your partner can destroy a relationship instantly. However, Larissa and I came to an awesome agreement. I got a chance to do what I love and do best.

Final Project ( Leave room, for mistakes)

Ok. so this project started out fun I thought fairly easy, of course I was wrong! I had some complications with my communicating with my partner, and not focusing like I should. There were some other things and challenges and conflicts we came across, non the less we have made so changes. At first I was going to add video episodes of different types of shows etc.. but that didnt work out so I just decided to revamp and focus soley  of web development  and graphics for the company.  I realize doing a project and even if you have  a foundation and focus, changes may come along the and you have to have room for mistakes, changes and new ideas. With that being said Spark a revolution have made and evolution and develop a new community and target. Out of spark a revolution, which soley started out as a platform for creative people and to share their talents to inspire others etc. Larrisa came up with an idea call ” I dont Matter”  it’s the same thing but it’s a web series of interviews and it is becoming popular rapidly. So, i decided to rebuild the website which i’m currently revamping the website. This is a web series which interviews different people, who influences, inspire creativity, change.

I posted pictures last time about my layout but it changed again, again learning lesson to leave room for mistakes and challenges.  All people who are in portfolio I encourage you to dont think that final project is going to be a breeze, it’s far from that. Leave room and time just incase you need to change things up, have concrete information as well ( side note for thoughs who may read).

The main struggle was communication with my partner. I take full blame and it cause a major delay in our project. To avoid that again we decided our designated areas and to fulfill our assignments. Reliability, accountability and consistency is the key to a successful project as well as a communication. ( thats the obvious it’s our major. However, most of the time we fail to communicate what we feel and think and it makes things worst.

 

Check out the website it will be revamped again :

Jenky’s I got a new plan ( Final Project)

So, I did as i said i would develop a new plan for the current website check out SAR. With a combination of different sites i was able to come up with these concepts. Again my motivation was Roc Nation, Fast Company and another template I saw.

This is a mockup design of the home page of I dont matter

Homepagelayout It will be more modified but this is a rough sketch of my idea for the home page. I want it to feel more like a college website and attractive. I want to add a video section, it’s undecisive but I have to speak to Larissa to see what type of videos I might at.

 

Next the Episode page. ( Actually the other pages will follow out this format as well)

Episode

 

This will be a big slide show of all the people that were on a episode of ” I dont matter”. as well as below adding the seasons so preparing for the future you can just click on the season etc.. I believe it’s going go far. Anywho I want to make things easy for you to get to an navigate.

 

This is the individual page for each person featured.

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So when you click on the slide show above this is what will pop up.

1. a brief bio 3 videos so you can know a little more about them and see their work and why we chose them. As well as their social media handles.

 

SO my next set is to create a new milestone and timeline for this particular project. Stay tune and posted for updated coming really soon.

Final Project

Welp, the end is approaching rapidly. SAR has been coming along very well, Im in progress of developing a new website. If i may be honest I didnt put in as much work ethics and time as Larrisa, but to fill that void im working on a new website revamp to brand SAR ( spark a revolution). My site Ideas are a clean sleek, college style like my inspiration is Fast Company this will be my layout for the people that are being featured with their picture on the top, brief description and video. And the regular site layout simlar to rocnation ,this site inspiration will be my sketch layout of the overall I dont matter and blogs. I will at screenshots of the up coming layouts.

I will be posting shortly about the update and tranformation of the site!