Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Why do we present the way we do?  Can we present slides better? Smarter?  Nancy Duarte has written an incredible book about the ins and outs of good slide presentation.  A great practical blend of science and art.  Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations Listen to the Author Slide:ology ...

Business Card Printing

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

[display_podcast] Create a new full page document Copy and paste your business card into the new document Make 3 copies of your card on the page Print it on the color printer Cut out the cards and hand in 2 copies When finished, try a Photoshop tutorial at

Creating a Business Card

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

[display_podcast] Business cards are small 2 x 3.5 inch representations of ourselves to the world.  What can you included in  your card to help relay who you are? Watch the video lesson Include your logo Include name Include graduation year Include top three multiple intelligences Include color picked from the color theory exercise Include your goal for ...

Creating a Web Page Mockup

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

[display_podcast] Creating a web site is very exciting.  How do the pro's do it?  They create a template or mock up of the site's look and feel first.  They usually do this in a graphic program like Adobe Illustrator.  It is like a story board of your plan for the site.  ...

Basics of Illustrator

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

[display_podcast] Creating a web page template can be easy with Adobe Illustrator. Watch the video to see some of the basic elements to get started. If you find yourself either under-inspired, looking for a new challenge or a bit overwhelmed by the program, try a tutorial at They are small, ...

Exploring Color

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Exploring color can be exciting. What do colors mean?  How do we interpret colors? Take this Color Theory Quiz Explore colors' meaning at the Color in Motion Web Site Create color combination with the Color Scheme Generator 2

BioPageWebPage Design Project

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

We are going to experience the project creation design cycle over the next couple weeks. Rough draft on paper Illustrator template HTML structure Design elements CSS design Publishing

CssZenGarden Exercise

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

[display_podcast] What are your favorite designs at  CssZenGarden is a web site highlighting the capabilities of CSS, Cascading Style Sheets.  The HTML file is the same on each page.  It is the CSS that is unique.  Only the CSS has been changed by the web designer.  It is a beautiful ...