Course Schedule

Class Sessions generally follows this format: 15 Min Reading Quiz Activity / Discussion Unit Project / Working Session For Next Week (Read, Watch, Create) Wk. Dt. In-Class Tutorials/Readings/Projects Due Date 1 jan 27 No Reading Quiz Activity: Intruductions Intro to Syllabus Key Concepts Class Policy Intro to WP, Sakai For Next Week: Read: ID Chap … More Course Schedule

What is WordPress.com?

WordPress is content management system, or CMS, that powers millions of websites all over the world. From traditional blogs to newspapers. Online magazines, TV stations and social media sites. WordPress powers everything. It is quite simply a publishing tool for the web. So to me, at least, the answer to the question what is WordPress, is. WordPress is whatever you want it … More What is WordPress.com?

Quiz Question on Facebook

While I composed this week’s reading quiz, I decided to ask my students what they thought a popular graphic design phrase means to them. I also made it a status update. My smart-patootie friends on Facebook decided that they would respond to this too. Bauhaus, oh Arthur…

06. Magazine Spreads

This week we tackled magazine spreads, laying out an interview that appeared in Bon Apetit magazine. Objectives for this project–before we move on to WordPress design and development–include: Design multi-page layout using a grid system, Show effective use of typography, hiearchy, and balance, Show effective use of graphics, appropriate to audience and subject matter

05. Identity Design

This week students submitted a completely new and unique identity package–either for themselves or a made-up client: logo, biz card, letterhead, envelope, and event postcard. Since this is the largest project that we will tackle in this course (except for the final), I had much higher expectations for this project. The submission guidelines were simple–turn … More 05. Identity Design