About The Web Site:
It is a daunting task to manage, control and prevent the Avian Flu from spreading. The good news is world agencies are trying to coordinate their efforts with the efforts of countries around the globe. There are policies for reporting outbreaks and everyone seems to be willing to exchange medical information and aid. Collaboration in this issue goes beyond culture, race, creed, religion or political ideology. Awareness of this issue is the first step. Citizens should be aware of the nature of avian flu itself, and also of their countries' policies concerning the Avian Flu and the steps their governments are taking to prepare for a pandemic.
As a team this was our goal, to raise awareness and educate others through this web site. By looking closely at the virus and its movement, providing information from around the world, we can give ordinary people a way they can combat this Flu. This is crucial, as the prevention and control of the avian flu in certain situations is determined by the actions of the people.
- To help our readers understand avian flu. We try to illustrate the scientific fact and to use multimedia presentation to show why is it dangerous.
- To present the information in a way that was not overwhelming, but informative and interesting. This is an ominous topic that will have an impact on all of our lives, should the Avian Flu become the next pandemic.
- To educate our readers on the latest research to combat the avian flu. It is through research that the solution to overcoming this flu will be found.
- To educate our readers as to what countries and agencies are doing to prevent and control the Avian Flu. We felt it was important that our readers understand the global commitment needed in protecting mass populations.
- To present the difficulties in prevention and control, yet to give our readers hope in their future despite these difficulties.
- To build an awesome web site!
We built our web site for young adults, age 15 and up, who are interested to learn, in more detail, about avian flu.
Web Site Design:
This web site features a lot of original artwork, created by our team members. Team members are free to use whatever tools they know to create artwork and graphics for the web site. Many artworks from Chelsea are hand drawn and were scanned into the computer. Icons and background pictures are mostly from Flash.
The Navigation bar and pop up menus were designed in Fireworks. Most of the animations and interactive games are designed in Flash. Some banner animations are created in Swish.
For the overall web site design we used Dreamweaver. We tested our web pages on a Linux-based Apache web server.