Technology


I started playing around with Dreamweaver CS4 this week (from a trial I downloaded from Adobe), and I actually quite enjoyed the world of web design even though I found it completely frustrating and time consuming (well this might be because I have been following an online guide step by step and I’d much rather just guess my way and learn by my mistakes, perhaps that’s my male ‘I don’t need any help’ instinct coming through! But then again, it would  probably would’ve taken a lot longer considering it’s quite a complex programme to use!

The programme is good fun though, seeing your webpage grow and build as you go along has a certain level of satisfaction and is something that I will continue to play around with and hopefully improve on in the future! I’m sure I’ll get quicker at it and find it easier to do the basics and then start with more advanced stuff, providing I have enough time to dedicate to it!

Considering we live in such an internet driven world (which is only going to become more internet orientated in the future) it’s a good thing to get involved in this media form and understand it more. I know I used Dreamweaver back in my school years of 2000-2005, albeit briefly, so I hope it’s still part of the curriculum or at least something the younger generations have access to at school as I think it would be a highly useful tool for many young students and an asset to understand how the internet and in particular html code/format works!

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Controversial video game Manhunt 2 has finally been given the go ahead for release in the UK.

Manhunt 2, the sequel to Manhunt, a violent and graphic Playstation game was originally banned by the Video Appeals Committee. However the ban has been overturned and given a much required eighteen certificate.

When Rockstar, the game producers, first wanted to release the game it came under much criticism and was banned due to its violent and graphic content.

The Video Appeals Committee said the game ‘went too far’ which sparked a nine-month battle between censors and producers Rockstar. The BBFC banned the game in June 2007 and later rejected a edited version.

The director of the BBFC, David Cooke said: “We twice rejected Manhunt 2, and then pursued a judicial review challenge, because we considered, after exceptionally thorough examination, that it posed a real potential harm risk.

“However, the Video Appeals Committee has again exercised its independent scrutiny. It is now clear, in the light of this decision, and our legal advice, that we have no alternative but to issue an 18 certificate to the game.”

Rockstar have always claimed that the game doesn’t contain anything more graphic than other games and films of the same nature. The Saw films being their key examples.

In a statement, the company said: “We are pleased that the VAC has reaffirmed its decision recognizing that Manhunt 2 is well within the bounds established by other 18+ rated entertainment.