Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Content test

At Chris's suggestion, I created a blog as a test for the sort of content I will place in my website - you can find said blog here.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

What's due next Tues

Due next class:

1. Your two separate pages, both controlled by a single css style sheet, so that they look like two separate pages from the same website.

2. A polished-up version of the homepage design you've decided to pursue, along with a photoshop mock-up of one of the second-level pages.

For using CSS in Dreamweaver, read Chapter 5 of the recommended Dreamweaver book, or for a much less comprehensive view, read this online primer.


Lanemiester. you da rasta

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Due Thursday: more homepage designs

By the beginning of next class, please make adjustments to your initial homepage design, based o any helpful feedback from the crit. If you did a single design, do another homepage design that radically rethinks the look of the homepage (include placing the menus differently, but don't just do that -- try to make the page have the same content, but a much different feel).

On Thursday, we'll start to play around with CSS in Dreamweaver.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Music is wonderful.
Especially live music played by talented people.
When I am rich some day I want to get this instrument.
Props to Davide Swarup

Youtube clip #4

LSD is not for everyone.

CSS styling resources

Here are some links that might be of help as you begin to work with styling page content with CSS

CSS Formatting in Dreamweaver

The CSS Zen Garden

Saturday, February 7, 2009

You tube clip #3.

The legendary L and P fizzy drink (soda). From New Zealand.....
...narrated by the equally legendary Jermaine, from Flight of the conchords.
My Dad and many others wore these short shorts (stubbies) in the '70s and '80s.
Yeah New Zealand!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Due Tuesday's class: First homepage pass

By the start of next class, have a first pass of your homepage design done. You have a wireframe of all the info that will be on that page -- now, you have to give us an idea what that page will actually look like. Photoshop is probably the best tool to use (and again, those of you who don't have a strong photoshop background, don't worry -- I'm more than happy to take the time to help you out there).

And as a reminder -- the "safe" screen size to shoot for, in figuring out how much of your homepage the viewer will see if they're looking at it with a typical computer setup, is 1024x768 pixels. To give yourself a decent buffer, considering the screenspace the browser bar will take up, think of that initial "footprint" of your site as falling within 900x700 pixels. Your entire homepage doesn't necessarily have to fit within that footprint, but that's more or less what the typical viewer will see of it when s/he first opens your site. To get an idea of that sizing, create your photoshop file at 900 pixels wide by 700 pixels high, at 72 dpi. And then work outward from there.

For those of you working on portfolio sites, here are the good reference sites Chris Maniet dug up:

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Due on Thursday's class

Make a flowchart and wireframe for your own site (or, if you already did that for today, switch it around and do a flowchart and wireframe for one of the sites you picked as being in a similar "genre"). We'll kick those around next class.

try the links agian

me page

I was thinking along the lines of a portfolio site. I really just want to exhibit or show my work, I would like to have it sleek and simple with an easy to use layout. it would be nice to have a profile page with my info...

sites that appeal to me...

this one has a lot going on... but I still like the lay out

Sarah's site!

I want to create a site to showcase my more recent photography because my current site is pretty out of date. I also want to make it a bit more personal than the one I already have which was created using a template. Hopefully I can link my site to another that can sell my work. Here are some good examples of portfolio sites I might take ideas from. For me, the simpler the better when it comes to a portfolio.

This one sucks. There's too much going on: