Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Welcome – Spring 2018

Welcome to the blog for the web design class.


Be prepared, next class, to talk about why you like the website for a presentation of five to ten minutes. Write and print out an outline, which you will hand in on Thursday's class (this is not a full paper, but an outline you can refer to in your presentation). Talk about:

1. The design of the site

You should be able to describe the use of:
a) color
b) fonts
c) images
d) the general layout

How do each of these elements serve (or undermine) the purpose and content of the website? What is the emotional or design quality of each of these elements? For instance, a site designed for children might use colors that are bright, vivid, and friendly -- with a font that appears playful or toy-like.

2. The navigation of the site

How it the site organized? How do you get from place to place? Is the content on the site easily accessible? Are there different navigation schemes on different parts of the site, or is it consistent across the site?

3. The functionality of the site -- what the site "does."

Links for today:

http://www.drawastickman.com
https://cardsagainsthumanity.com/sunlight/
http://everylastdrop.co.uk
http://www.kennedyandoswald.com/#!/premiere-screen
https://www.kickstarter.com
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1896552059/sierra-nevada-college-kiln-structure-fire-pots-not?ref=nav_search
https://www.kiva.org
http://neomam.com/interactive/13reasons/
https://genelab.nasa.gov
http://bearsears.patagonia.com

https://weird-stock.tumblr.com
http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com
http://thehawkeyeinitiative.com
http://www.papertoilet.com
http://www.slapkirk.com/play

https://www.richblockspoorblocks.com
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/15/us/politics/you-draw-obama-legacy.html
http://graphics.wsj.com/blue-feed-red-feed/

Syllabus:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6darv7kfd35ffgt/18SpringDART305-1Lanier.doc?dl=0

https://mic.com/articles/165598/artist-creates-letters-from-birmingham-jail-memes-to-stop-people-from-whitewashing-mlk#.c6myqmI4W

Monday, April 24, 2017

Course survey link

Please fill this out - it's really helpful to get feedback:

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bootstrap resources

We'll touch on this today:

 And here is the download spot for bootstrap:

http://getbootstrap.com/getting-started/

Final time

Our final will be here, in our usual classroom, on Saturday May 6th, from 3pm-5pm.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Stephanie's 5 week plan

Here's my five week website plan: 

Week 1: Design website, choose theme (Zerif Lite), customize theme

Week 2: Layout home page, about page & portfolio page

Week 3: Layout contact page & blog category, 2 blog posts

Week 4: 2 more blog posts

Week 5: Review website, make final tweaks

Website: https://www.stephcoates.com/

Sunday, April 2, 2017

For Tuesday (4/4)

Hi everyone. My apologies for missing out on most of Thursday – and not realizing how long the Midway Art Portfolio Review was going to be. I want to hit the ground running on Tuesday – I want to review two pages (the home page and one other of your choice - it could be an "about" page or a "gallery" page) of everyone's site. If you're doing a blog, please have two blog posts completed so that we can loo at them on Tuesday. Hope you've all had a good weekend, and see you soon.