We asked Ethan Porter-Blake from Orleans Park School to give us the run down on his time at School Website whilst on work experience. Here is what he said:
"‘I started work at school website on Monday 15th August. I had previously completed two weeks in February and was asked at the end of my second week if I wanted to return in the summer holidays. I accepted the offer as I had enjoyed working there.
During my time at school website in February I learnt how to use ‘Photoshop’ and had the opportunity of designing a website on my first two days. My first attempt wasn’t anywhere near professional but I was happy with the improvements I had made in my second attempt, which began to look more like a proper website. I also had the opportunity of uploading content (images and text) to websites that has already been built. This made me feel involved in the process of the client’s website design.
During my time at school website in my summer holidays I again uploaded content to different websites, but this time it was a bit more challenging as whilst uploading text sometimes there would be problems with the html code, which required a little adjustments to the tags that I was able to make whilst learning along the way. I also edited a lot of pictures in Photoshop learning different techniques from the designers on how to make a photo look more effective.
I personally am also interested in business and wanted to get a better understanding of how a web design business is run. I was able to speak to Dan (the director) about the experience of running school website and the difficulties he faced in the 10 years the company has been running. He gave me advice and recommended a book to read which would help me along my way if I was serious about running my own business.
School Website is a fun and relaxed placed to work I enjoy and enjoyed working there and would, if the opportunity arises, work there again."
Thu, September 8, 2011
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