Web Design and Graphics
Having fun with online graphics classes!
Several years ago I took online graphics classes for a web design degree. Here are some of the projects.
Media 110 - Multimedia
Beginning Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Another really great class with lots of fun assignments. We improved pictures in Photoshop, made some basic webpages in Dreamweaver and animated movies starting from scratch in Flash
That was a great class! Just playing with Photoshop feels like wasting time, but no, this IS what I'm supposed to be doing!
There's not a lot to display from this class, as it was about the bones of web design, the HTML and CSS formatting. The stuff you usually only notice if some aspect of it has gone horribly wrong :-) But here's a bit of fun... Playing with Opacity
which started out as an assignment for absolutely positioned boxes
Final exam for the class: Karen "Inskydoodles" artist home page
With a page banner made from samples of her work.
Illustrator is a vector drawing program. That means instead of moving groups of pixels around like Photoshop does, it draws lines mathematically, and fills them with colors or patterns. The drawings can be scaled to any size without losing quality.
Lots of fun Photoshop projects. That was one of those great classes that made me glad to get up at five in the morning. It was originally hosted at Weebly, but I removed it because the thumbnail compression was so ugly. There's still two pages left at Weebly, one of Photography and one of Other Work.
Database-driven websites. There's some fun stuff to click in here including a personalized romance story!
Flash is GREAT fun for making animations! I've always disliked Flash websites, so I was glad we only had to make one. The rest was just animations. I would LOVE to make a Flash game or paperdoll sometime.
HTML and CSS, focusing on page layout.
Some pictures I've taken that make good wallpaper.
Here's some newer pics of flowers for wallpaper