Class hours: 9:40am – 2:05pm
- Who signed letters for me? They are due tomorrow, Wednesday, March 21st for full credit.
- Ok, where was I?
- What do Judah, CJ, Haven, Jean-Marie, Colton, Maya, and Victor have in common?
9:40 Attendance and Article
9:45 Week 25 Capstone Grading
Due to our snow day, we present today.
Make sure you are checking back to the requirements of the day.
10:10 Web 2.0 Style Layout
By now we have all had some experience with the “floating page” style of layout. Vermont Fish and Wildlife incorporates this style very well. This floating page style of layout is one of the “go to’s” of the web design world. It is simple, clean, and works.
Today we are going to talk about our next type of “go to”, industry standard layout – the Web 2.0 style. This layout is somewhat similar in that the content is centered on the screen, but it is in a frameless type of border with design elements on the top and bottom (typically) that extend across the screen.
Today we will start our step by Step using this style.
We are going to use “Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh” as a baseline for a color palette.
10:45 Break (15 Minutes)
11:00 Web 2.0 Style Layout
12:10 Lunch (30 Minutes)
12:40 Attendance and Article
12:45 Monday / Tuesday Interview Preparation for Skills and Beyond
Very often when sitting for an interview you get some blue sky questions, to really gauge you as an applicant for a college, university, internship, etc.
One question that is often asked is “Why are you interested in this position?“, or rephrased “Why are you interested in this line of work?“. It has shown up on many interviews, including the interview portion of the SkillsUSA Competitions.
Today we will continue to create our 3 page (2 if here halftime) website which in your own words describes what brought you to these areas of focus.
Game Design Teams (work to be done and graded individually)
- What games in your past impacted you the most that you are trying to make games now?
- Was there any specific mechanic that you remember that really engaged you, and said to you “I must do learn how to do this”.
- A genere you fell in love with?
- Was there an art style that you resonated with?
- What is the game for you? Is it escapism? Is it party game fun? Is it the story? Is it hyperrealistic simulations? Is it less than realistic simulations (Gandhi with a Nuke). Etc.
Is there an anecdote which you could tell to connect to the judges, to show them your personality? Remember we are ambiguous team numbers at the competitions. We don’t even have last names. How can we make a connection with the interviewer/ judges?
Animation Teams (work to be done and graded individually)
- What animations do you first remember?
- What animations do you love – that made an impact?
- Are you drawn to the narrative, creative side of story production? Are you drawn to the technical, application and creation of the visuals?
- Was it a musical score that hooked you?
Is there an anecdote or other stories which you could tell to connect to the judges, to show them your personality?
- Let’s talk individually and set something up for you. I want you to have the same backstory ready to go.
- Floating page layout as we have been practicing – think Vaporwave or Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.
- At least 1 floated the image to the right in each page, consistently sized across the project.
- “index.html” as one of your file names (you will have 3 or 2 html files)
- Valid html
- The copy itself in your own words. I don’t want copy pasta, your story is as good as anyone else’s. I want you hear your voice.
- An embedded youtube image of gameplay, the trailer, etc.
- All work placed in story called “myStory” inside of “week_26”
Dailies for Monday / Tuesday must be of this project for credit.