May 7, 2007

How to make sexy buttons with CSS

I know it is late in the semester, but thought you would like to know!

http://www.oscaralexander.com/tutorials/how-to-make-sexy-buttons-with-css.html

May 6, 2007

FINALS

Class,
We will follow the spring exam finals schedule provided by the University. Our final is the following:

Art 4909 Interactive II
Wednesday May 9th.
4:00 - 5:55pm in SBE 17

We will critique your final designs for the non-profit web site designs. You will need to hand in a CD/DVD with all web site files included as well as a written report on your final usability test and reasoning for your design direction.

Please check this schedule if conflicts arise between classes finals schedule.
http://www.d.umn.edu/registrar/regular_spring_exam.htm

May 3, 2007

Browsershots

Want to see what your website looks like in other browsers without having to find a computer actually running those browsers? Now you can! Visit browser shots where you can enter your url and have screenshots of your site in different operating systems and browsers. You'll be entered into a queue after you submit your preferences, so be prepared to wait for a little.

April 18, 2007

Ankara Logotype Idea

And yet another logo idea... (Laurie Lawrence)

April 16, 2007

Ankara Logo Rough 2

Yet another logo idea (Laurie Lawrence)

March 11, 2007

CSS Links

Found this blog, it has a few links on css.

Enjoy! CSS Links

UPDATE:
code-sucks.com basic css layouts

UPDATE 2:
CSS-Based Navigation Menus: Modern Solutions

March 6, 2007

Week 8

Assignments
Tuesday: Work day
Thursday: First hour. Meet in ABAH 345 for potential hire lecture. Work Day.

Readings
none

Blog
Why is accessibility using css important or not important for your current web design project?
Make sure your blogs are up to date. They will be included in your midterm grades.

Collapsible CSS Div Tag

how to create a collapsible div with javascript and css how fun!!!

February 25, 2007

Week 7

Assignments
Tuesday: Guest Speaker (RESCHEDULED) Introduction to New Assignment
Thursday: Work day

Readings
Web Style Guide
Chapter 5: Typography
Chapter 7: Web Graphics

Blog
Duluth city council is discussing limiting digital billboards. Should digital billboards be regulated?

Week 6

Assignments
Tuesday: Guest Lecture
Thursday: Learning CSS

Readings
Web Style Guide

Blog
What is a good font for web / interactive design?

February 20, 2007

Study User-Centered Design

Thong's Blog

February 13, 2007

Week 5

Assignments
Presentations of Usability Research
No class Thursday

Readings

Don't Make Me Think
by Steve Krug

Blog
Blog about a Kiosk you have found... What do you think about it? Pros and Cons?

Week 4

Assignments
Usability Research Project

Readings

Don't Make Me Think
by Steve Krug
Blog
none work on your usability project

The future of interactivity?

The future of interactivity?

Jeff Han (worked on the interface of the iPhone) had formed his own company called Perceptive Pixel to market large versions of his Multi Touch screen to companies.

Here's a new demo from Han on a much larger display. It appears they've created more user-interface methods for touch screen -- with menus and selection methods being demoed:

view video here

February 1, 2007

On News Sites and Doom

View Thong's blog and Topher's blog and then use your postmodern abilities of technological coupling to unify the two into a glorious report of glory. Glory.