Web Design Week 11

This week my web design students will be learning about how to incorporate JavaScript into a website. Javascript is used to add interactivity to any website, such as style text differently or ask a user to do some sort of activity on a webpage. The creative interactivity is more appealing to visitors and is often… Continue reading Web Design Week 11

Web Design Week 10

My web design students this week will be learning how to add audio and video using html and css to websites. By adding these new features both their personal and group websites can be more appealing to visitors. The main goal of any website is obviously to create interactive elements to draw more traffic to… Continue reading Web Design Week 10

Web Design for Nonprofits

Today, I had an awesome guest speaker for my Mercy College web design students, Gail Orser from Strategies for Organizational Success LLC, to speak about her professional experience working with non-profits. She shared about the importance of creating a good mission and vision statements along with the need for nonprofits to develop SMART Goals for… Continue reading Web Design for Nonprofits

Wireframes & Sitemaps

The first week I asked my three web design classes to plan their personal portfolio website by creating a wireframe and a sitemap. Their personal plan had to state what colors, typography, graphics, patterns, textures, and any possible miscellaneous items, which can be anything that one might consider adding into their portfolio. What is a… Continue reading Wireframes & Sitemaps

Web Design Week 1

This week, I will be teaching at a few more colleges, which includes Marist and MSMC along with SUNY Ulster. My website’s blog for the next 15 weeks will be focused on Web Design, because it is the main course I am teaching this semester. The textbooks I am using is Responsive Web Design with… Continue reading Web Design Week 1

Storyboards

This week Digital Toolbox students will be learning about storyboards and screenplay scripting. A Storyboard is a graphic organizer in the form of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing a motion picture, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequences (Source: Wikipedia). Storyboarding is a very important part of the pre-production process because… Continue reading Storyboards

Digital Toolbox

The 1st week of my Digital Toolbox course the class learned all about plagiarism, intellectual property, copyright licenses, patents, and trademarks. A global site called Creativity Commons is an excellent source for obtaining copyright license for your own photos and video along with sharing your own work with others around the world. Their 1st assignment… Continue reading Digital Toolbox

Mock Websites

This week in class I asked my students to think outside the box by creating their own websites. We discussed the need for wireframes for a mock website and how to put watermarks on their personal images. We covered the importance of copyrighting their own design work and not to infringe on other graphic designer's… Continue reading Mock Websites