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Week 5

What a great week!! FINAL PROJECT IDEASSS OHH NOOOESS!! ha im just kidding..I had to pick out a idea for my final project (portfolio for myself) and decide how I want to present myself online. However I learned so much about links, optimizing pictures, finding images to use online, using styles, and I even got to put together my 1st crapppy website kinda hahah bcts-potomac.aacc.edu/cat/cat02/week5/index.html

I also read chapter 3 in our book as well as learned about Image maps, Stock photography,  and some CSS overveiw..All together it was a verryyy informative week…I am looking forward to the next couple!!!

Fun Fact of The Day!!!!!!!! !=)!R@124r =) lol

Johnny Cash was an avid quilter.

ha hmmm..okay….

Final Project Proposals

  • Name of the business, organization, etc., that you would like to work with;
  • How you are affiliated with the organization;
  • How you would gain information, photos, and content for the website;
  • Anything else that would be of interest;
  • If one of your ideas involves a portfolio website, please include whether or not you have current digital content, and what type of portfolio it would be.

1st. There will be no business or organization, I will be making a website as either a portfolio for my own work or a portfolio/ display site in which to showcase as a professional designer with past work I have already done.

2nd. The organization is affiliated with me because it will be about me and my past work/ current designs.

3rd. I will be using my own work and animations to display with a original looking website of my own style.

4rd. The styles and designs I display will form interest into my services or portfolio.

5th. I do not have current digital content. However, I do have plenty of images and animations that will showcase my abilities and make my portfolio more interesting (business portfolio).

Week 4

this week was very interesting because we finally got to learn some of the tools for fireworks (involving shapes, properties, and importing/exporting files).

we watched a couple adobe videos that involved

Understanding Fireworks: http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-fireworks-cs4/getting-started-01-understanding-fireworks/

Fireworks Interface: http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-fireworks-cs4/getting-started-02-the-fireworks-interface/

Importing and Exporting Images:http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-fireworks-cs4/getting-started-03-importing-and-exporting-images/

Smart Guides and Tool Tips: http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-fireworks-cs4/getting-started-04-smart-guides-and-tooltip/

Using Kuler Color Themes:http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-fireworks-cs4/using-kuler-color-themes/

Understanding Styles and Symbols: http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-fireworks-cs4/understanding-styles-and-symbols/

we also read a lot of interesting material concerning fire work terms, color theory, and advertisements. all in all was a very informative week even though I am behind on work…

FUN FACT OF THE DAYYYYY

The modern urban slang phrase “Oh, snap!” actually originated in 18th century London.

http://www.factropolis.com/

Week 3, 1/11 – chapter 2 blog post =)

This week we started chapter 2 “color”. It was about different perspectives, theories, understanding, principles, proper usage, and color associations.  It was very interesting in the way each color was broken down and explained in better detail about temperature, values, tones, hues, and schemes ( scheme examples http://www. haveamint.com/ & http://www.blueflavor.com & http://www.blinksale.com & http://urlgreyhot.com/ ). All together it was a wonderful some what sort chapter about applying and better understanding color.  The way he involves his life stories to some examples is pretty sweet..I look forward to chapter 3….”texture”

be back Sunday to update rest of blog for the end-week assignments.

Week 3’s bloooooogggggggg’izzzlleee

well thank god for the assignment push back, due to this horrible weather.  i have had so much work to do at home and online assignments that if it wasn’t for the push back i wouldn’t of been able to complete most of week 3 and several other assignments for other classes!!

however, week 3 was pretty awesome!! i got to better understanding of image functioning and properties- a lot better in this weeks dream weaver lesson..also! we started the fireworks introduction this weeeeeekkkkk =)

as one of my assignments i had to read “the principles of beautiful web design” by jason beaird..it was very informative and i actually printed out the 1st chapter to keep as sorta of a refresher in case i need to reference it..

here are the links given by the book that are pretty sweet :

www.csszengarden.com : CSS Zen garden

www.cssbeauty.com : CSS Beauty

www.stylegala.com/archive/ : Stylegala Gallery

http://www.cssvault.com : CSS Vault

www.designinteract.com/sow/ : Design Interact Site of the Week

was a great week!!!

FUNNN FACTTTTTTTT :::::::

Irish author Bram Stoker and Hungarian-born journalist/publisher Joseph Pulitzer were pen pals as children.

Week 3 Chapter 1 Summary

This week I had to read chapter 1 of “The principle of Beautiful Web design”.  This chapter focused mainly on its topic “Layout and composition” . It began with basic understandings of what to do when first meeting a client and how to be prepared beforehand ( gather information before then discover and implementation ).  It jumps right into meeting the clients and understanding what they do, learning more about clients industry, and basic inital communication.  It tells helpful questions to ask the client to get a better understanding of what kind of initial layout to design using the gathered intel.  Implementation is another step focused on to help build one’s possible layouts for the client.  The chapter also breaks down on how to some what define good web pages/ design and bad web pages/ design.  It explains the importance of maintaining proper balance between functionality and aesthetic perspective, and how importaint it is to keep communication in mind when designing.

The chapter breaks down the make up of a web page (containing block, logo info,ease if navigation/ intuitive navigation, content, footer, and white spaces.  The golden rule or rule of thirds is also explained for a bit to help give designers the idea of how to make a page “aesthetically pleasing”.  The understanding of balance and symmetry is also broken down to help illustrate how to properly display and balance a layout or page.  The chapter I believe perfectly describes alot of major aspects of how to compose a layout or page…from unity, proximity, repetition, emphasis, placement, continuance, isolation, contrast,  and proportion- it also displays different examples and links on the topic.  Following this, the chapter leads into the makeup of a layout and how to properly setup/ understand navigation, sizing, screen resolution, and then gives you an example of a beginning to end scenario of building a site “Florida Country Tile” (made up site).

Though very long the chapter itself was very very very informative.  It pretty much has all the beginning and some end-site content towards building, maintaining, optimizing, and functionality of a proper web page =)

Sites that are given to help inspire or provoke thinking outside of the box :

www.csszengarden.com : CSS Zen garden

www.cssbeauty.com : CSS Beauty

www.stylegala.com/archive/ : Stylegala Gallery

http://www.cssvault.com  : CSS Vault

www.designinteract.com/sow/ : Design Interact Site of the Week

FUN FACT OF THE DAY =))))))) Thursday, February 04, 2010 <!––>Because of the rotation of the Earth, a sound wave moving from East to West will travel slightly farther than the same wave moving from West to East.<!––>