For my interactive fitness website, I will be using 3 software sites/programs. They are:
- 1. Wix.com
Wix.com will be the host site I will be using. It allows me to create my own website, pick a theme, and edit almost completely all aspects of it. It’s similar to WordPress in what it allows you to do but this is more of a website compared to WordPress which is more for blogging. It’s pretty popular as over 25 million sites have been created using Wix. I found out about it by simply searching online for sites that let me create my own website and decided to stick with it after playing around with it. This site is great for an amateur like me who has no experience with website building and all things technical. The only minor defect with this software is that it can’t let me create a website with the software to allow online visitors upload their own pictures which I will discuss in my next software program. I could definitely see myself using this for future projects if I need to design a website.
- 2. Facebook
Facebook, as everyone knows by now, is a social networking site for users to post and view pictures, statuses, and interests of their friends and family. I’d say it’s relatively popular as it has reached one billion users now. I’m using Facebook to create a Facebook page for my website so that Facebook users can go on the page and upload their pictures along with the workout regimens they use. From there, I can post the pictures and workouts onto the website under the gallery section. By using Facebook, I think it will help spread the word of the website as well. As you could easily guess, it is very easy to do in setting up a page because it gives you step by step directions. I guess I have acquired some new skills because I’ve never had to make a page for a website so I’ve been learning as I go.
- 3. ThingLink.com
ThingLink allows you to easily sign up and create your own interactive image. You can see other users’ images on the site or use it for your own purposes by sharing it or embedding it into your own website. It’s hard to accurately depict how popular it is but I can see that a thousand people have liked it on Facebook. I found out about this site after Karla suggested it to me. This software is important because it allows me to incorporate an interactive aspect to the website by letting me create an interactive muscular body that the online user can click on. It was actually pretty easy creating the image and making it interactive but I found it difficult in the way you have to embed it into your website as an html code. After playing around with it on Wix though, I found out how to do it. I think this is a great tool and could very possibly use it for projects in the near future.