Amber.S.'s Blog

HI all,

I have been making the website look nice, playing around with the homepage, resizing pictures and putting the wmin logo on every page. I have also formed a page on plagarism, referencing and health and safety. I need to now find out the office door numbers of the lecturers as i cant get hold of them and I would like to put them on website. I will go to university a day or two before the last meeting to do this.


membershipI have changed the theme of the website



I have produced pages on Key Skills in careers, names of the entertainment venues at the campuses, a glossary for pharmacology key terms, a table of events as well as forms for students to fill for feedback and membership




I am going to now try and put RSS feeds of new scientist into the website as well as find out other uses for google docs

I have completed all my timetables on adobe fireworks for all the life science degrees. I made buttons for the modules below and linked them to specific pfd hand books. The files (.png), were sliced to get html codes. Then I used adobe dreamwever to import the files into a project pointing to a web server. The url was created with the files along with the html file and was copied over to the web server using dreamweaver. The course leader for Psychology with Neuroscience will email me the Psychology based modules soon as i cant get hold of them. Below are 2 of the timetables I have produced out of 11:



Hi there, i hope everyone is well and enjoying their holidays!!

Ive been working on the website since last week friday, saturday and sunday, but i havent made any progress this week as im working in a play group, believe me it is VERY tiring!!

Any way, about my website, i have made a new website banner and logo, as well as trying to set up more pages onto the website. Both took a very logo time As i was trying to blend the colours in with the website theme; i didnt know the exact css colour of the webpage and always found lighter and dark colours. I even tried to change the whole theme by using bright colours, however, I couldnt use images i made for the website for the sidebars as there was no option in google website to load an image for the sidebar but only change the colour.

Here are the colourful banners i wanted to use at first:


biosciences two

biosciences 222

biosciences 2



Here are the banners (in making) for the google slate theme i made:




paint title





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The logo was made at first like this…



WBS in changed

Also i have made a university of westminster logo for my website; i have changed it to make it blend with my website; cathy told me that the website logo is changing, so i thought id make a different logo for my website. I played around with the designs and colours then started finding a type of wmin logo i wanted:

This is the basic idea i came up with

This is the basic idea i came up with


This is the final product

This is the final product

I have made a page on events in which i made a table; it is empty at the moment, but it will be filled in when there are any events of the biosciences society. I have also been successfully been able to put on a timetable which i can click on (with help from Iqbal) and load pdfs onto the same page. I have also made a new timetable which shows modules in different semesters:

human nutrition


 Im trying to find out how to highlight the different icons (modules) in a different colour so that the modules dnt appear to disappear when i run my mouse over them. Also i hope to find a function in adobe fireworks in which the pdfs can popup on a different tab or webpage.

Furthermore, i have made a feedback page in which i embedded a google gadget feedbacker, it does successfully work, but i will work to change it to blend in with my website. This is how it looks at the moment:

feedback page



I hope to now make more timetables and upload them onto the website as well as start filling in the pages of the website.


Thank you,



Posted on: July 28, 2009

Hi there,

I havent had much progress this week…

I had re-done my website on to my mentor’s site (Mark) so that the website can easily be shared. I am maily trying to make the course timetables and trying to put tabs on them so that when you click on the tabs you can connect the tabs to pdf files..this is quite difficult. I know how to make the tabs on Adobe Fireworks and connect the link onto, for examples google. But when i make a HTML file, it cant be uploaded onto the google site as it ‘doesnt support this format’, so im trying to get a way around this.


Posted on: July 21, 2009

Hi there, I have decided to post weekly to my progress. I have done quite a lot this week. I have been working on my website.

Firstly, I have made a blue banner, encorporacting the wmin logo. Making it the right size took time as well as trying to find a good match with my website title theme, which is also light blue

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Now just uploading the picture, i just thought why not outline the banner in the same red colour as the wmin logo?! i love experimenting and trying out different things and ways, though it does take a bit of time.



Secondly,I have been going through the wmin biosciences website and gathering bits of information on making my department pages and the home page.

I have shown an example of going into the Department of Biomedical Sciences, and extracting its home page information. I have also gone on each of the staff members individual info. I copied and pasted all the contacts one by one on notebook and transferred them onto my website. I changed the colour blue for the contacts and white for the email addresses. I did the same for the other two departments.

I also tried to look for a picture of all the staff members in one photo, but there arent any avaliable. On the website there are individual staff images, but most staff members dont have one, I didnt put any pictures on for the sake of consistency. I would have liked to have department pictures, something that portrays the department etc. I didnt what to use google images as Westminster would have many things to show off in the departments and would be good to use as pictures. As i cant find any pictures like this, I found 3 pictures of the Cavendish builiding from different angles, this would be okay to use, short term wise, until I can find pictures more relevant to the page. The cavendish building picture should really be on the home page.


Thirdly when i went out to london i took a few pictures of the houses of parliament, big ben, westminster bridge and the london eye.  I also took our tourist attraction pictures from the internet. I hope to add more pictures to the collection on the slide show I have made. I first made a video of the collages i made with background music.

I have also made a PINDAX noticeboard on the annoucements. I have put in the recent wmin accouncements I get via email on the board.

Lastly, I have made a timetable for Pharmacology and physiology over the next three years,. I like this much better than have bullet points of the module. I will also like to include the way you may be assessed in each module (MCQs, in class essay etc) and the first and second semester modules. I also am working on making the timetable for other degrees. This is taking time as I have to plan this; i have to categorise the modules and understand where they should go as well as producing the timetable.

Its been fun developing all this! When i develop when idea i get other ideas i want to make into the website:)




Posted on: July 14, 2009


Hi again!

Ive been busy for the last few days and haven’t been able to blog my progress. So far I have made a forum, which is continuously been updated and improved. I started off with a standard forum and had changes being made. The first change that took place was the main title of my forum which is called ‘Biosciences in Motion’ it took quite a lot of time to get the sort of title to be looking the way I wanted to be. I started the title from scratch on Adobe Photoshop and here are the print screens to show my progress:

 I have painted over the title, the title background is the same colour as the forum background. I checked the forum background by checking the CSS colour. I like the colour blue as it is eye catching






I have uploaded the different title images onto photobucket where they are easily saved together and so i can get the URL easily to put onto the website




I have started adding different categories onto the forum

forum categories



Here is what i have achieved as a whole so far:


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