Final Project Proposals

February 22, 2010

Portfolio Website for myself.

1. Portfolio site for myself

This will be a website to used to showcase my graphic design work to potential schools/employers. The main focus would be on the work itself with a small section about me (not a blog or anything, just a quick overview of myself and my goals as a designer). It would serve as a portfolio, introduction and resume all in one place making it easy for people to see my work, get contact info, etc. Because all of the content would be produced by me, it would be easy to update and maintain. My main concern is that because the site is a piece of portfolio work itself, I wil have to make sure it looks good and can stand on its own. Also, because I am still studying it may be hard to find enough real content to put on the site.

2. Web based Literary Magazine

A good friend of mine wanted to start a literature and arts magazine, unfortunately she didn’t realize how expensive printing can be. As an alternative to traditional print based magazine, I could create a web based one. She has already decided on the overall theme of the magazine (title, style, focus, attutide, etc.) so I would just have to meet with her and work on how to bring what she wanted in print to the web. The main challenges would be to work within the style she wants and make it easy for her to make minor updates on her own once the site is complete.

Week 3

February 4, 2010

This week was a continuation of last week’s work on links and images, but also a chance to put what we learned into action. I also got my first taste of Fireworks, though it was only a nibble rather than a satiating bite.

If there’s one thing I know I should try and remember it’s how to ensure an image is fully optimized.

Adobe’s own site is a great repository of tutorials. I’ll be sure to watch more on my own in the future.

Styling Text in Dreamweaver

Adding Text and Images to Your Page

Fireworks – Managing the Design Suite

Understanding Fireworks

The Fireworks Interface

Importing Files Into Fireworks