May 6, 2007

Baby/Wedding Kiosks

It really sucks using these Kiosks if the couple isn't married and you don't know what last name they redgistered themselves under, unless they redgister themselves under both last names, then it's not so bad unless you don't know one of their last names. Or so I have found. I have a bunch of friends having babies shortly here and they all are redgistered either at Target or Walmart and their kiosks are pretty much alike. I hate these kiosks. It's not that hard to navagate them, but when you want to print off the list of iteams they are looking for it madness!!!! They print in a way that's it's hard to comprehent what's what on the sheets of paper. Also, the kiosk its self is rather dull and usually not located in the best place either. The navagation could be better, their design coul be better all around, their placing could be better, and they way they print there information really needs to be improved apon! However, they are nice to be able to have around to look at to know what people have already got the couple/baby. Even then though you have to think about ok well did someone get this but not use the kiosk there for they didn't give the slip to the casheir there for it doesn't show up as already being purchesed for the couple/baby and then you get in to the whole gift recipt thing and what not and yeah I donno. They are good and they are bad in many ways. And I'm just suck of them personally!

Digital billboard regulation

I'm not sure how I feel on regulating the use of digital billboards, but I'm not sure how much I like them either. They are great in the fact that many companies can advertise on them at the same time. It gives a chance for more ads to be seen in that sence. I think it limits it in a way too, becuase yeah more ads are being seen, but how many people are actually seening each ad if they are always changing between lets say 3 ads, and how much are they remembering them. They also suck to look at either in the sun or at night! In the sun you can't see them if they sunlight hits right, and at night they are so bright they blind alot of people. So regulating them in my book at this point could go either way, but I do feel they need to be regulated at least to some extent or they'll be everywhere like regular billboards where before they regulated them.

January 29, 2007

Need for Speed Underground 2

The menu pages through out this game are great as for as navagation goes. They are easy to fallow, using simple images and yes or no questions. Basically if you can use the controler you can navagate the menu's through out the game. However, I think that the contrast between the writing and the background color could use some work to be a bit more readable. The white text should be a bit thicker and in parts a bit larger. And maybe a bit more of a contrast between the white text and the gray background. Other wise they are good.

January 23, 2007

Web Meanings

Internet:An electronic network of computers that includes nearly every university, government, and research facility in the world. Also included are many commercial sites. It started with four interconnected computers in 1969 and was known as ARPAnet.
World Wide Web:A network of servers that uses hypertext links to find and access documents.
Web Server:A server process (HTTP daemon) running at a Web site which sends out Web pages in response to HTTP requests from remote Web browsers.
Host:Command in SQL*Plus and Oracle Forms that runs an operating system command or a Machine on which an Oracle server resides.
Website:A set of interconnected webpages, usually including a homepage, generally located on the same server, and prepared and maintained as a collection of information by a person, group, or organization.
Webpage:A document on the World Wide Web, consisting of an HTML file and any related files for scripts and graphics, and often hyperlinked to other documents on the Web.
Web Browser:A program that end users utilize to read HTML documents and programs stored on a computer (serviced by a Web server). Popular web browsers are: Mozilla Firefox, Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer.
Pod Cast:A media file that is distributed by subscription (paid or unpaid) over the Internet using syndication feeds, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers.
CacheA memory area where frequently accessed data can be stored for rapid access.
HTM:Is sometimes used as a short form of the file name suffix for an HTML file and was used with DOS which only allowed for three suffix characters.
XHTML:Is a markup language that has the same depth of expression as HTML, but a stricter syntax.
XML:Is a W3C initiative that allows information and services to be encoded with meaningful structure and semantics that computers and humans can understand. XML is great for information exchange, and can easily be extended to include user-specified and industry-specified tags.
Java Script:A scripting language produced by Netscape for use within HTML Web pages. Don't confuse JavaScript with Java.
IP Address:An identifier for a computer or device on a TCP/IP network.
URL's:Universal Resource Locator. An Internet World Wide Web Address.
Domain Name:A series of alphanumeric strings separated by periods, such as www.hmco.com, that is an address of a computer network connection and that identifies the owner of the address.
HTTP:Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP), the actual communications protocol that enables Web browsing.
FTP:A way of transferring files between computers. A protocol that describes file transfers between a host and a remote computer.
ISP:Internet Service Provider- a business or organization that provides to consumers access to the Internet and related services.
IPP:Internet Printing Protocol - print files on Internet/Intranet printers or Internet Presence Provider - another name for a web host or Integrated Performance Primitives - A code library developed by Intel containing a broad range of algorithms usable in signal processing.
Modem:A device for transmitting usually digital data over telephone wires by modulating the data into an audio signal to send it and demodulating an audio signal into data to receive it.
Cable Modem:Is a type of modem that provides access to a data signal sent over the cable television infrastructure.
EtherNet:is a large, diverse family of frame-based computer networking technologies for local area networks (LANs).
Wireless:is normally used to refer to any type of electrical or electronic operation which is accomplished without the use of a "hard wired" connection.
CSS:Cascading Style Sheets. Language used to describe how an HTML document should be formatted.
Blog:is a user-generated website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order.
MP3:An MPEG standard used especially for digitally transmitting music over the Internet or a file containing a song or other audio data that is encoded using this standard.
JPEG:Joint Photograhic Experts Group - a common image format. Art and photographic pictures are usually encoded as JPEG files.
GIF:A standard graphics file format used on the Web, recognized by all Web browsers.
GUI:Graphical User Interface. Some popular GUI environments: Linux KDesktop, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, Sun Openlook and HP Motif.
PHP:PHP is a recursive acronym for "PHP Hypertext Preprocessor". It is an open source, interpretive, HTML centric, server side scripting language. PHP is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML pages. Also see PSP, JSP and ASP.

January 17, 2007

Week1 questions

1. Interactive design is design that people can interactive with, as in a interface, webpage, ect...
2. I want to learn how to use flash better, and how to put things in dreamweaver in html not just as files.
3. I want to learn any and every application/web language I can.
4. In high school we had a class called website management and we learned the basics of dreamweaver and set up and managed a few pages for the school and then designed 2 webpages in college in design tech 1 and 2