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Stephanie Grimes
Arlington, VA
Art History grad student learning about history and new media.
Recent Activity I've still got some pages to work through and final edits but if anyone from Clio is reading this, please give me your feedback! Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2012 at Stephanie's Blog
In an effort to keep from going cross eyed I thought it would be a good use of my time to take a break from dreamweaver to write my blog for the week. Here is my website: Planning: I'm someone who likes to have a road map or process for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2012 at Stephanie's Blog
I was very impressed with Richard's site. He followed CARP throughout his site. His consistency is evident through his selective choice of two fonts that he used throughout his site. His alignment was clear throughout the site, each section fit neatly in place. His repition cam out again through his... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2012 at Stephanie's Blog
My reading of fellow classmates' blogs as well as my own experience with The Lost Museum has led me to question the significance of all the bells and whistles involved in designing a website, particularly a history website. On the one hand, there is an overwhelming need to make the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at Stephanie's Blog
This week I found Luke Wroblewski's Visible Narratives quite useful when thinking about my final project. As I've stated in the past, one of my main preoccupations is making this website appeal to the general public. Wroblewski's article provides some very useful technical guidelines not only about design but also... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at Stephanie's Blog
David had a couple of great suggestions for tools to use in his blog. This included Instapaper which he suggested for savings articles that you would like to read but don't have time for at the moment, as well as Library of Congress Map Collections. I'll make a point to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2012 at Stephanie's Blog
Working with photoshop has been a smoother ride than I anticipated (smoother for me than working with fonts in dreamweaver at least!) Is it just me or is photoshop extremely similar to Macintosh's dinosaur kid program "kid pix." (I've yet to find someone who gets this reference so if you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2012 at Stephanie's Blog
As I commented on Jeri's Blog, I have found Robin Williams' and John Tollett's The Non-Designer's Photoshop Book to be the most useful in finding my way around photoshop. I confess that due to lack of time this past week, I have not been able to roll up my sleeves... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at Stephanie's Blog
This week I commented on Jeri and Sheri's blogs. Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at Stephanie's Blog
I spent a majority of my weekend reworking my type page within my portfolio. I found Color Schemer (suggested through our internet visit: clagnut) very useful. While I tend to think of myself as having minor color coordinating capabilities there's an entirely different level of skill required when designing a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2012 at Stephanie's Blog
This week I commented on Beth and Margaret's blog. I also read David's blog. Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2012 at Stephanie's Blog
Well this type project definitely put me to work and finally solidified what most of our reading has been trying to convey:type matters. I started off by finding two fonts in, NewsGothic and WeloCasual. WeloCasual first caught my eye when I saw the way the "q" was stylized I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at Stephanie's Blog
CSS HTML I found this image on a humor website that's mocking a certain fast food restaurant's advertised cheeseburger but I thought it served as a great visual for the analogy Zoe Gillenwater drew up in Stunning CSS. To summarize, html=basic hamburger, css=massive bacon cheeseburger. Following this concept I believe... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at Stephanie's Blog
I believe that most of what I've taken out of our readings for the past two weeks can be summarized by Donald Norman's article, Attractive Things Work Better This is a pretty simple concept. People like to look at attractive things. If you display something attractive it will draw attention... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2012 at Stephanie's Blog
Stephanie Grimes is now following David McKenzie
Jan 28, 2012
Sarcophagus with Bucolic Scenes and 3 Shepherds, 370-380 AD, Vatican I was particularly taken with Hagen and Golombisky's chapter that explores brainstorming and research. The authors explain how important it is to know your market and frame your communication around what is interesting to this audience. I started to think... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2012 at Stephanie's Blog
Stephanie Grimes is now following The Typepad Team
Jan 24, 2012