Due to illness, my Monday morning ADV3550 Web Page Implementation and Monday evening ADV3650 Advanced Web design classes will be cancelled. Please send your homework to me via email.
If you are an advanced web student in the dept of ADGA at CityTech and you are looking for a web project for your portfolio, please contact me. This is a paid position! Email me your resume, samples of your work, and the hours you are available.
Tell us what sites you visit regularly. Copy and paste the urls into the comments section of this post, and explain why the sites attract you, and make you stay on them. Don’t forget to identify yourself.
Borrowing from Prof. Libby Clarke’s class, students in my classes can improve their participation scores by contributing to my blog. Make comments, give feedback, and tell us about things that you have learned about the web outside of class. Look for posts that begin “Class Participation”, and you can add to your participation score. Don’t forget to identify yourself, either publically, or make up a profile name, and email your identity secretly.
When starting a new design project, I always like to look around at what is happening on the cutting edge of web design. On the edge you will find the use of the newest technologies. These designers experiment with the latest tools and techniques in graphics software. There you will find trends in aesthetics, branding and marketing.
Here are a list of a few sites I like to visit for web design inspiration:
- The FWA: Favorite Website Awards
Be sure to look at both the showcased sites, and the design firms who created them.
- Website Design Awards
Pay particular attention to the CSS category. Many award sites forget about CSS sites.
This site seems to have been around since the beginning of time.
- The Pixel Award
- Design Snack
- American Design Awards
- Kaliber 10000
- Fecal Face
Be sure to look at the logos, typeface, colors, and formatting of the ones you like. Distinguish between Flash and CSS sites. Watch for animation, interactivity, and functionality. View/Page Source and try to figure out how it’s built. Happy designing!