Friday, February 27, 2009

One of those weeks...

I can't remember where I found this image but it's been one of those weeks! TGIF and March I can't wait to meet you!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

10 Commandments of Good Design

1 Good design is innovative.
2 Good design makes a product useful.
3 Good design is aesthetic.
4 Good design helps a product to be understood.
5 Good design is unobtrusive.
6 Good design is honest.
7 Good design is durable.
8 Good design is thorough to the last detail.
9 Good design is concerned with the environment.
10 Good design is a little design as possible.

Dieter Rams

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

In Class Website Crits

Jennifer— (Studio Iphestos II )For a first website I think that you met the challenge with nice graphic simplicity and function. E-commerce sites tend to be complex because of the needed functionality. I think it would beneficial for you to choose an e-commerce site to model your site after if you would like to seriously publish this site for your mother's business. It's a great first start, but once you look at other sites, I think that you will find that you will have to approach your layout differently. Plus, you'd have to kick your coding skills up a notch! Nice work!

Marina— (35millimoser) Your first site is a nice effort considering the amount of divs! I would re-evaluate your color choices for your site if you plan on using it as a portfolio site. I also wish I was certain how your navigation would function. If your other pages fill in the main shape, then I would make sure that horizontal and landscape images will look nice in this shape. Nice work, considering the challenge it was to learn all this coding!

Blogs I Like

As per our assignment, please see my BLOG ROLL in the right column for some of my faves.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Green Dream Site Project

Go to Green Dream Site

SELF-EVALUATION I had trouble again uploading my site...I can't tell if I did everything right since I'm uploading remotely. Overall I think that the look/feel of my site is appropriate and engaging. I'm looking forward to refining my typography as I continue to pick up more CSS. I would like to add additional content; possibly a photo gallery and forms (which I haven't learned to create yet) for further usability.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Assignment 4: Lime Web Page

view it live here

SELF-EVALUATION Getting used to the fact that I actually need to mind the details of exact pixel measures otherwise the browser will not display the columns properly. Still have a lot to learn as far as typography for the web goes...Notice the awkward header spacing!

Lovin this

via DesignMilk

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Four Pillars

Here are the four pillars of smart growth manifesto:

1. Outcomes, not income
2. Connections, not transactions
3. People, not product
4. Creativity, not productivity

via SwissMiss