Monday, March 1, 2010

Cross Browser Fonts

Here you can find the list with the standard set of fonts common to all versions of Windows and their Mac substitutes, referred sometimes as "browser safe fonts". This is the reference I use when making web pages and I expect you will find it useful too.

Comic Sans MS
Courier New
Lucida console
Lucida Sans
Palatino Linotype
book Antiqua
Times New Roman
Trebuchet MS
MS Sans Serif
Ms Serif

What is the meaning of..........EM

An em is a unit of measurement in the field of typography. This unit defines the proportion of the letter width and height with respect to the point size of the current font. Originally the unit was derived from the width of the capital "M" in a particular typeface. This unit is not defined in terms of any specific typeface, and thus is the same for all fonts at a given point size.[1] So, 1 em in a 16 point typeface is 16 points.

Monday, February 15, 2010

forgot to bring my logo file into class today so i just had enough time to redo it thats why its not a flash YET!!!!!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

WEBSITES........that really suck

-There is a mass amount of content on page
-Pictures arn't properly optimized and are too small
-Poor layout
-Hurts my eyes
-No consistent theme

-Worst layout ever
-background pictures are tiled
-Poorly optimized pictures
-Music is not relevant to website subject - Motion city soundtrack - everything is alright
-Random unexplained Render Ender images throughout page
-No consistent theme
-No Visual Hierachy
-No inviting
-Hurts my eyes and makes me nauseous
-Navigation isn't very obvious
-Mainly used sans serif - so the headings or links arn't very obvious

Keep it real

Monday, February 1, 2010

Website Criteria
2Structure & Navigation
3Visual Design
6.Overall Experience
Content::Content is the information provided on the site. It is not just text, but music, sound, animation, or video -- anything that communicates a sites body of knowledge. Good content should be engaging, relevant, and appropriate for the audience.
Structure & Navigation::Structure and navigation refers to the framework of a site, the organization of content, the prioritization of information, and the method in which you move through the site. Sites with good structure and navigation are consistent, intuitive and transparent.
Visual Design::Visual design is the appearance of the site. It's more than just a pretty homepage and it doesn't have to be cutting edge or trendy. Good visual design is high quality, appropriate, and relevant for the audience and the message it is supporting.
Functionality::Functionality is the use of technology on the site. Good functionality means the site works well. It loads quickly, has live links, and any new technology used is functional and relevant for the intended audience. The site should work cross-platform and be browser independent. Highly functional sites anticipate the diversity of user requirements from file size, to file format and download speed.
Interactivity::Interactivity is the way that a site allows you to do something. Good interactivity is more than a rollover or choosing what to click on next; it allows you, as a user, to give and receive. It insists that you participate, not spectate.
Overall::Demonstrating that sites are frequently more -- or less than the sum of their parts, the overall experience encompasses content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality, and interactivity, but it also includes the intangibles that make one stay or leave.