FINISHED AND FULLY FUNCTIONAL WEB APPLICATION!!!

WE FINISHED!

As the brief specified we have created an interactive web application. Although me and Ashley worked well together at the start it became a lot easier when the group merge took place. More people meant more ideas and more input into the project!Screen Shot 2015-04-20 at 09.37.09

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NET NEUTRALITY

It preserves our right to communicate freely online. It means that Internet service providers should provide us with open networks. Without Net Neutrality, cable and phone companies could carve the Internet into fast and slow lanes. An ISP could slow down its competitors’ content or block political opinions it disagreed with.

Net Neutrality is crucial for small business owners, startups and entrepreneurs, who rely on the open Internet to launch their businesses, create a market, advertise their products and services, and distribute products to customers.

That’s a principle known as “net neutrality” — and it says that an entrepreneur’s fledgling company should have the same chance to succeed as established corporations, and that access to a high school student’s blog shouldn’t be unfairly slowed down to make way for advertisers with more money.

These are only a few of articles from The Guardian since Dec 2014 regarding Net Neutrality:

  • From net neutrality to copyright: media law trends for 2015

  • BlackBerry boss: net neutrality means devs should have to make BB apps

  • Net neutrality battle pitches activists and FCC against Big Cable and GOP

  • FCC’s net neutrality proposal to treat high-speed internet like public utility

  • ‘Awe-inspiring’ FCC internet protections could alter landscape for net neutrality

  • Republican senator criticises ‘terrible’ FCC plans to regulate web

  • Cord cutters on net neutrality: ‘It would be the end of wild wild west of the internet’

  • Net neutrality: Republicans to strike back against Obama’s ‘internet grab’

  • Net neutrality: FCC approves plan to govern internet like public utility – as it happened

  • Net neutrality activists celebrate internet victory with grumpy cat parade

  • Critics attack FCC as it releases new rules to protect net neutrality

  • FCC’s net neutrality rules challenged in lobbyist lawsuit

Reading through these articles made it clear just how important this issue is and the effect it is having globally with characters as influential as Obama getting involved.


 

 

GROUP WIKI

The group wiki was like a group blog so we’re posting about design features and background research rather than the actual code copied from brackets.

However we had issues setting up are group file that we could all access and edit. We used Marks account and password as a communal login. We all knew the login information so when we posted we just had to make sure we labelled it with our name date and time.

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GITHUB SET UP

On my git hub account I joined the Group Project already set up by Mark (MJLucas) called ‘Group-Project’. This allowed us to all post the are latest development of the code that we worked on individually or in smaller groups so it was like a continuous woking document.
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SOCIAL MEDIA/FOOTER

Due to the target audience of our web application being students, having connections to social media is crucial.

Ashley created an Email, Twitter and Facebook accounts that would provide updates and information about the website and available jobs. It could also be used a forum for users to discuss the site (reviews) or available jobs.

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The links to these social media sites and email are placed in the footer. The links will therefore appear on every page so at any point the user can deviate from their current page and onto social media, which is a common habit/addiction for most students. The user gets linked to the page when they click on the icons which are iconic enough that no label/description of the link is needed.

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LOGO DEVELOPMENT

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The logo development had already begun when I joined the group – Nibia used illustrator to create basic outline.

 

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However the colour scheme of the whole site was then changed – due to too close similarities with other sites. Changing the background of the phone to white and creating the heavier black boarder way my input as it needed to stand out more against the blue background. The same shade of blue were used to maintain the colour scheme however this meant that the shape that Nibia created of a pen and iPhone combined was lost.

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SETTING UP DATABASE TABLES IN PHPMYADMIN

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We set up different tables that we would use to hold the information for users to submit – this feature of user submission to a database is what make the site interactive.

Screen Shot 2015-04-19 at 13.58.37This table show all the information that users that have successfully submitted into the sign up page. Details stored in the table:

  • id
  • username
  • password
  • data_joined
  • full_name

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  • id
  • username
  • company
  • job_position
  • part_full_time
  • location
  • job_description

 

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  • id
  • name
  • email_address
  • phone_number
  • message