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January 30, 2007

second lifeeeeee

I'm not particularily interested in Second Life however I do feel that the interactive qualities are probably going to exist further in the design world. I don't really know what else to say about Second Life. I don't know too much about it except what I've been introduced to by Anthony.

I've never been into a lot of 3D animated graphics aside from Steve Hilyard's class I took. 3D Digital Studio I. I did well and understand the properies, and how it's a lot more advanced and appropriate for now and days however I just appreciate the other D's and not so much partial to the 3D.

I don't make any sense and my writing is an atrocity. I'm going to stop now.

January 29, 2007

shockwave.com

I played the game Collapse. It doesn't take much skill to really play the game but it's amusing nonetheless. You just have to know how to push a button fast, and make sure you can tell which color is which, unless you're color blind or stupid.. hahah ZING!

I think the interface was fine and easy to use. Shockwave is known to have dynamic games, and easy to use interfaces. Navigation on the other hand could be adjusted but that's not a super big deal. It's pretty straight foward anyways.

January 18, 2007

assignment one click away!

Assigment one was to familiarize ourselves with terms that are apart of interactive design. I asked if we should post them to the blogs, and thus the wrath of the death stares and unpleasant thoughts from my classmates made it apparent that I made it more complicated however it would easier if people just linked the pages they recieved the resouce from. Anthony never mentioned in what form we needed really show that sources, just to know that we saw them, and got it from a source. Click on the links in the extended entry and you will see where my resources are.

Internet
World Wide Web
Web server
Host
Web site
Web page
Web browser
Podcast
Cache
HTML
XHTML
XML
JavaScript
IP Address
FTP
ISP
IPP
Modem
Cable modem
Ethernet
Wireless
CSS
Blog
MP3
JPEG
GIF
GUI
PHP

January 17, 2007

Logically impaired

I swear that's me unless there is just something I'm not doing right. I am trying to edit the CSS for my template but it's not welcoming my efforts into changing just a few properties I'd like to customize for my comfort.

Seriously. This is bullshit.

EDIT: I fixed it. I just had to refresh my page each time I had changes to the page. Damn.. that was way too simple.

January 16, 2007

test.. is this thing on?

What is Interactive Design?

Interactive design utilizes usability and interface compatability with structure and other aesthetics. It helps create an enviornment in which a user can easily navigate their way through information, and other purposes that don't require a lot of difficulty.

What do you want to learn in the course?

I want to learn more CSS, JAVA, Perl, xml. Anything really. I just want to learn something useful.

What applications / programming languages do you know or want to learn?

I've used Flash, Dreamweaver, and Adobe Imageready for designing and coding. I've used notepad to code my own pages, and now I've just learned a little bit about blogging software. I've also dabbled in CSS but I don't feel I'm comfortable in creating pages out of CSS.

Blogging software is supposedly easy however, I'm finding it a lot more complex. Perhaps I just need to just get used to it.