Reflecting upon the inspiration gathered from exemplar works, I styled my site using CSS; adding in my imagery, as well as styling the buttons and bar charts with selected colours and fonts styles.
I carried out photoshoots for my project, getting high res images of runners using a DSLR. These will be used as the background images on the website as well as for product promotions.
Here are a few example…
More images can be found here – https://flic.kr/s/aHskAqE5jA
Strava is a key work associated with my project due to the integration of its API. I extensively researched Strava for my dissertation, titled: ‘An Ethnographic Exploration Into How Strava Augments The Social World Of The Serious Leisure Activity Of Long Distance Running’, so developed an in-depth understanding of the application. I am also a keen user of the popular social fitness application, aware of its numerous social and gamification features. Reflecting upon my broader research, I strategically employed gamification elements within my website due to it being a highly favoured feature within Strava.
I took inspiration from Strava’s data visualisation and hence decided to display the guide in simple bar charts. I am inspired by Strava’s use of icon, and will design my own running related icons to feature within the site.
I took inspiration from Strava’s website design, particularly the login/registration. I like the use of a large running related background image with a transparent text box and will consider something similar for my project.
I have taken many website design inspirations from MyAsics, including the use of large, imagery, bold clear fonts, and coloured buttons. I really like the parallax scrolling home page and will consider developing something similar for my home page.