-SIMPLICITY and clean design
-Maybe an entrance page with a fun, interactive effect
(see taubaauerbach.com or ivytai.com)
-Neutral tones/grays for backgrounds
-Flat shapes, squares & circles (don’t care much for “3d” effects)
-Space (not throwing too much info/too many images at viewer)
-Would rather have larger images and text force viewer to scroll for a
little while than cram everything together
-Large text = friendly!
-Thumbnail hover options:
a) two images swap overlap (see jamesmuspratt.com)
b) label appears (see jakezien.com)
-Also interested in hovering over categories (ie. painting) causing
tagged thumbnails to be highlighted
-ICONS > WORDS this generally seems to be true for me
(click the bottom right link in his comment, everything on the site
falls to the bottom of the screen simulating gravity. grab things and
throw them around!)
(I like the colors and space on the page)
Project for the Homeless Redesign
Should be- clear & informational. Include a calendar sign-up. Also need: nice photos (tricky because of subject matter); inspirational-quotes; lots of pictures of the group- students involved & what our meetings look like.
Inspiration for new site:
Layout and navigation:
Include a blog:
Include icons a links
Due by end of day
Commit to a topic or direction for a website project. In keeping with the presentations and discussion yesterday, begin this process by researching and sketching. Research may include any of the following:
The form of your research will vary based on your project idea and your research methods. Consider a Pinterest site, a tumblr blog, a Google Doc with links, Evernote, Keynote presentation (or pdf), digital images, or a combination of these. Present your research to your working group at a meeting at the end of the day for feedback.
You may find sketching at this point helps, too, especially if you’re sketching as a research tool.
See our teacher notes in the comments
– Portfolio multimedia — video, sound, imagery (lots of types)
– Portfolio for design website — video
– Portfolio for design/illustration
– Artist website. Coding/Technical expedition research.
– Portfolio site
– Redesign of company website
– Medical Services website (2-D designs)
– Company website – but not there
– Musical Theater club. Small group website.
– Small company website / about food /
– Teacher website
– Website for Staffs homeless shelters. Signup, calendar. Existing site.