Week 1

Exercise 2: Layout with Tables

Posted in Exercises, Week 1 on October 2nd, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

In this exercise we will continue our review of HTML by creating a simple page using tables for layout.

Resources:

CSS Basics
http://www.cssbasics.com/

HTML Dog
http://htmldog.com

Color Hunter
http://www.colorhunter.com/

Microsoft Clip Art Gallery
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/clipart/default.aspx

Assignment 1: Portfolio Evaluations

Posted in Assignments, Portfolio, Week 1 on October 2nd, 2009 by admin – 11 Comments

Assignment 1

Identify 10 portfolios sites you like.  For each portfolio site, give the URL and a paragraph about what elements you like on this portfolio.

  • To find portfolios, search the web for portfolios and your area of interest.
  • Make sure to read the attached articles.
  • Post your assignment as a response to this post
  • Due on October 8th

Reading:


Portfolio Examples:

Show and Tell: Why You Need a Portfolio

Posted in Portfolio, Week 1 on October 2nd, 2009 by admin – 1 Comment

Show and Tell: Why You Need a Portfolio

If you are a web designer looking for a job, consider your portfolio to be just as important as your resume.

While your resume will tell an employer or potential client,

  • who you are
  • what type of experience you have
  • and what kind of skills you possess

A portfolio shows an employer or potential client

  • who you are
  • what type of experience you have
  • and what kind of skills you possess

One of the biggest obstacles you may encounter to getting the job(s) you want is experience. More often than not, employers want this experience to come from your employment history.   A portfolio can help you to take experience you have in other venues, (personal study, school, internships, and volunteer work) and translate them into experience an employer or client will accept and respect.

Portfolios I like:

Reading:

Digital Web Magazine: Creating the Perfect Portfolio
http://www.digital-web.com/articles/the_perfect_portfolio/

Smashing Magazine: 10 Steps to the Perfect Portfolio Web Site
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/02/26/10-steps-to-the-perfect-portfolio-website/

Creating a Successful Online Portfolio
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/03/04/creating-a-successful-online-portfolio/

Portfolio Examples:

25 Impressive Portfolio Web Designs
http://sixrevisions.com/design-showcase-inspiration/25-impressive-portfolio-web-designs/

Communication Arts| Browse Portfolios
http://www.creativehotlist.com/index.asp?linktarget=homePort.asp

Smashing Magazine: 50 Fresh Portfolios Sites for Your Inspiration
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/07/30/50-fresh-portfolio-websites-for-your-inspiration/

Exercise 1: HTML Review

Posted in Exercises, Week 1 on September 30th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

Let’s start with a review of some Basic HTML