History http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_World_ Wide_Web http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_World_ Wide_Web World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) http://www.w3.org/ http://www.w3.org/ Initially military – redundancy (incase of nuclear attack), flexible etc. Developed in to a science infrastructures (eg. Connecting universities, CERN which is where the WWW was developed etc). Developed into commercial and social.
Appropriate Usage / Targeted Audience Education Commercial Military Social Inappropriate usage? Who do you expect to view it? People with disabilities (eg. Blind / deaf) Developing nations (eg. Low power computers / low resolution screens) Mobile versus desktop
Age Controls and Censorship Internal restrictions to different sites (eg. Facebook from school) Hosting site restrictions (eg. Adult logins) Hosting site contracts (eg. Indicating over 18 for adult sites, or 13+ for Facebook etc). Government censorship – ACMA – but not all agree.ACMA not all agree Violence – eg. on Youtube.on Youtube Sex – eg. ACMA for Refused Classification. Language – Inappropriate language, abuse (eg. Facebook). Facebook
Implications of the WWW for Multimedia Products Draw up a table and suggest considerations appropriate to each of the elements on the left. ComponentConsiderations Font compatibility Ensuring the font is widely distributed and will display on PCs, Macs, older computers, mobile phones etc. Font setsSize for downloads, copyright rules and distribution rights, different languages (eg. Chinese) etc. Font substitutions
Implications continued… Draw up a table and suggest considerations appropriate to each of the elements on the left.