Class hours: 9:40 – 2:05
- Let’s go!
- Macro shot of praying mantis.
- Getting back into our Cawd Study Group on Thursday/Friday mornings. Remember the process:
- Work with Mr. Irwin on Thursday to create notecards
- Study notecards Thursday night
- Hand Mr. Cronin notecards for credit Friday at break
9:40 Attendance and Article
9:45 Morning Web Design Content
- Div’s / Sections
- Header review
- ID’s / HTML / CSS
- Background Images
10:15 Morning Team Web Design Production Time
30 Minutes to complete, test, and upload your final Team website.
Specifics in the Tuesday Dayplan.
10:25 Cawd Study Group
10:45 (Break 15 Minutes)
11:00 Morning Web Design Exercise: Homepage V4
This morning we are going to create the 4th version of our Homepage.
- Have header in display text at the top using Google font that says (your name) Homepage V4
- Access to all weekly work
- Center channel layout
- Use of subtle background image locally hosted (in your own images folder)
11:50 Thursday Morning Open House Visitor Prep
We are going to do 3 things this morning to get ready for visitors.
First, we are going to ensure that we have no icons on the desktop. If you have any icons on your desktop move them to your Documents folder, your Google drive, etc.
Second, everyone change your background to this. As feared, some of you have just awful taste in backgrounds.
Third, we are going to ensure that I can access Unreal without a password.
Once we all get this done and checked off we can go to lunch. Maybe this is 11:55, maybe this is 12:10. This is up to you.
12:10 Lunch (30 Minutes)
12:40 Attendance and Article
12:45 Wednesday / Thursday Afternoon Typography Exercise: Form Typography
Monday and Tuesday of this week we did a Literal Typography project where we used descriptive words to represent the actual visual. When we had a handle for the axe, we wrote “handle”.
Today and Thursday we are going to work on Form Typography, where we create the form of an object using words, themes, sayings that are from the cannon or lore of that object. For example the Pokeball above is created 100% with type, and the words used are from the Pokemon franchise.
Here is an example of Conan O’brien:
Here are 3 examples of Mario / Link:
The key is noticing that the form is created 100% through type, and the words used make sense with the characters background and story.
- Use words only to create your form.
- The words need to be from the subjects / topics story, and or references to pop culture and the subject.
- Legibility is key of both the form and the words themselves. Beware of too much warping, too much skewing to the point where the art gets blurry and loses quality / legibility / readability.
- You can use the pen tool to create your own letters / words when the tools to edit type in Photoshop don’t give you enough control or your work starts to get blurry.
Start with a new document 8.5 x 11 inches (portrait or landscape, up to you) at a resolution of 300 dpi.
Save your file as “(lastname)FormTypography.psd” and “(lastname)FormTypography.jpg” and upload to your “week_22” folder.