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January 30, 2007

Gaming Interface

I am a player of WoW (World of Warcraft). The user interface seems complicated at first for a bit. That is because the menus are identified by icons only. This way makes it a bit longer to learn but text wouldn't work for the menus for it would take up too much space. A drop down menu could maybe work but this would slow access time down. This system is easy to navigate once you use it for a a while and, since this is a game that is meant to be played for a long time, you get used to it and it becomes quite familiar and easy to use.

January 18, 2007

Web Terms

Internet
World Wide Web
Web Server
Host
Web Site
Web Page
Web Browser
Podcast
Cache
HTML
XHTML
XML
JavaScript
IP Address
URL's
Domain Name
HTTP
FTP
ISP
IPP
Modem
Cable Modem
Ethernet
Wireless
CSS
Blog
MP3
JPEG
GIF
GUI
PHP

January 16, 2007

Day 1 Questions

What is Interactive Design?
-It is designing a project digitally in where the user can interact with it in various ways, clicking buttons and such.

What do you want to learn in the course?
-I would like to be able to create a full functioning website, or at least understand much more about creating one than I do now.

What applications / programming languages do you know or want to learn?
-I know some design basics for html through Dreamweaver and I know a bit of Flash, so now I would like to learn the programming languages behind them and beyond...