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Colour

Just discovered a cool site to create and experiment with colour themes. Pretty funky – check it out!

http://kuler.adobe.com/#themes/rating?time=0

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April 30, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Experimenting

Yesterday I experimented with CSS, just creating a simple css file and styled a heading. I played with the margins and used the web developer tool to instantly see the changes to the css code. Today I am going to play some more.

There is so much to learn and do. I can understand the reason why we do a systems plan and create some wireframes as I need to understand how many columns I will have in my website and the layout before I figure out how to do. It helps you plan out the way the website looks.

I have seen this job I want to apply for and thought that this could be  simple exercise for me to improve my xhtml and css code skills but creating my resume and application as a website.

April 26, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Reflections on Macro/Micro Analysis

Just wanted to reflect on my experience doing my micro/macro analysis. I found the referencing the thing that stumped me a little bit as I have not done this in a long time and felt rusty.

I looked at both Harvard style and Bell referencing and felt that the examples were hard to adjust to my assignment and I wasn’t sure on which way to reference some in text especially with websites. I feel I wasted too much time worrying whether I was doing it correctly and not enough on the material.

I did learn more about the technologies and found that there is so much to understand about these technologies.

Can anyone help me with this or explain in a simple way how to reference websites in text?

April 13, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

CSS

Went for a walk in the zen garden today. What a great site and it helps you to understand the potential that css has on website design.

After last night’s lecture I looked up the resources for the lecture and investigated floating and delved into this site http://css.maxdesign.com.au/floatutorial, which is great for step-by-step ways of floating images for a thumbnail gallery and for next and back buttons which will help me for my project. What I liked about this site was how it would outline the html code and css code in one place, so you could see how they related to each other.

Then found this website http://friendlybit.com/css/beginners-guide-to-css-and-standards/ as a great introductory guide into how css works and the definitions of selectors – element, class and id. I wanted to understand how these worked in css and feel that I am beginning to really understand how css is used and its potential. It has great flexibility, which the zen garden also showed me.

I think I now need to actually experiment with css in the web developer tool and start to make some css files so I can understand better how I can use this for my final project.

Went for a walk in the zen garden today. What a great site and it helps you to understand the potential that css has on website design.

Then found this as a great introductory guide into how css works and the definitions of selectors – element, class and id. I wanted to understand how these worked in css and feel that I am beginning to really understand how css is used and its potential. It has great flexibility, which the zen garden also showed me.

http://friendlybit.com/css/beginners-guide-to-css-and-standards/

I think I now need to actually experiment with css in the web developer tool and start to make some css files so I can understand better how I can use this for my final project.

After last night’s lecture I looked up the resources for the lecture and investigated floating and delved into this site http://css.maxdesign.com.au/floatutorial/, which is great for step-by-step ways of floating images for a thumbnail gallery and for next and back buttons which will help me for my project. What I liked about this site was how it would outline the xhtml code and css code in one place, so you could see how they related to each other.

April 7, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 Comments